Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
At times in our lives, we may be presented with challenges in which we may need professional assistance to assist in overcoming those challenges. The first and perhaps the hardest step is asking for help. Choosing to see a therapist can be anxiety-provoking and I believe that it's crucial to establish an objective and supportive working relationship with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Areas of clinical expertise include working with patients who struggle with stress management, anxiety, mood disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, self-injury, and immigration/acculturation issues. Offering an eclectic approach to therapy. Sophia's holistic approach allows patients to experience an individualized and tailored made approached to therapy. Throughout the therapeutic process, patients are encouraged to use awareness to open up to new and alternative ways of being. Effectively exploring past and present, assisting patients to uncover insight into their thoughts, emotions, and behavior that will empower and support them in transforming their lives.
** I have DAYTIME availability currently** "Anxiety likes a plan" - my clients know this phrase well and we use this to develop an understanding of how the brain & body work, practice strategies for anxiety reduction and identify a path to balance, joy & peace. As a former Big 10 athlete, I am hard working and dedicated to my clients in counseling children, adolescents, adults and parents. I provide a supportive and safe environment with education about neuroscience, self-compassion, meditation and self-care.
As a Licensed Therapist and a Registered Nurse my approach to care is holistic, client centered, and compassionate. You can expect a warm, comforting space, in person or via telehealth. We will work together to address your needs and achieve your goals. I offer you my sincere, empathetic, genuine, experienced and expert care.
Are your relationships suffering? Has your job or school performance declined? Maybe life feels overwhelming, or you feel anxious and down. Pulling yourself out of these struggles can seem impossible. I can help. As a therapist, I provide a safe, supportive space where I help you better understand your experiences, explore your emotions, draw on your inner strengths, and change your environment to improve your coping ability. I strive to create a partnership and collaborate with you to help bring about the lasting changes you desire. My ultimate goal is to empower you to live more authentically and positively.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience in community and private practice settings, having worked with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family modalities. I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, school/academic problems, infidelity, stages of life, stress management and relationship/marital difficulties. I am fluent in English and Mandarin, and am experienced in working with clients regarding cultural adjustments, cross-generational issues in families, bi-cultural relationships and domestic violence.
**Offering video, phone & safe online options during COVID-19** I understand that reaching out for help can be anxiety provoking. That is why I take a client centered approach with all of my client's. My goal is to create a space where client's can feel safe and comfortable as they dive into those thoughts and feelings that can feel overwhelming.
I strongly believe that the success to therapy is forming a solid foundation between the therapist and client. My passion is helping individuals reach their goals and help unpack the heaviness we carry around in our minds all day. I have experience supporting young adolescents to adults with chronic mental illness, depression, anxiety, OCD, self-esteem, and substance abuse.
I engage with clients in both brief and long-term individual therapy. My training has included a variety of settings, including higher education, residential, forensic, and women’s health, which has afforded me additional insights into the lives of clients and the issues they are confronting. My areas of specialty include trauma and sexual abuse, self-injury, gender, and sexual identity and affirmation, interpersonal concerns, expressive therapies, and insight-oriented psychotherapy, including dreamwork.
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
If you are a woman and: Not feeling like yourself? Not feeling like you want to feel? Stressed with life (or certain aspects of life)? If your relationship (with a significant other, family member or friend) is not going the way you want it to? If your feeling anxious or depressed? If you are facing a life adjustment? Many people think, no one will understand or that it isn't important or serious enough to see a therapist. They are wrong. It always helps to talk.You don't have to deal with it alone. Call Me, I can help!
I am the Clinical Supervisor at 360 Degree Wellness and Coaching as well as a clinical social worker, addiction counselor and a highly seasoned couple and family therapist. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
When life feels overwhelming talking with the right therapist can provide personalized tools to help you ride the wave of life! My name is Paige Swan I am Licensed Professional Counselor who is here to talk about your struggles in hopes of providing long lasting solutions. I strive to provide a warm, comfortable, non-judgmental and safe environment where you can express your whole self.
We all experience emotional, physical, and psychological difficulties in our lives. If we cannot find relief, or achieve change on our own, professional help is appropriate. My approach to therapy is insight-oriented, with an emphasis on exploring patterns in clients' belief systems, emotional experiences, and behaviors. My ideal clients are those that desire to truthfully investigate themselves. With a further understanding of yourself, you inevitably increase your opportunities for growth and positive change. I offer assistance in beginning and continuing this process.
My work is centered around a strong therapeutic alliance. I am a personable, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist who can provide a safe space for you to build a life worth living. I work best with college-aged clients, as well as clients in their 20's and 30's who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, body image distress, and relationship and attachment issues. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and yoga therapy, and I tailor therapy to each client's specific needs.
If you are struggling with depression, this is a unique, alternative holistic solution, versus long-term therapy. This approach is offered in an intensive five-session individualized format that typically provides significant improvement or alleviation of depressive symptoms. The results are long lasting because the underlying cause of the depression is treated. You will be provided the tools to manage your well-being going forward. This unique, individualized approach has been offered for 30 years. Results can not be guaranteed. To date, there has been no one who has not experienced improvement or complete relief of depression.
Have you been thinking that it’s time to finally stop running away from your problems, but you’re not sure how? Avoidance, anxiety, drinking, drugs, constantly working…you know they’re not the real answer, but you’ve felt like you haven’t had any other choice. You want to live a life without shame and guilt, where you can find peace of mind without hurting yourself or the people you love. I have dedicated my career to supporting those making this journey - I understand what comes next, and we'll work together through the tough choices and challenges ahead.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working among children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Having specialized in health and stress psychology, I am particularly skilled at addressing the mind-body connection as it relates to health conditions, chronic stress, and trauma. I believe in the innate ability of my patients to heal and create change for themselves, and I feel it is an important part of my job to provide a safe, professional, and supportive environment for that growth.
Contentment and happiness can often feel elusive in the busy, complicated lives that we lead. Sometimes, understanding the reason for our unhappiness seems just as elusive. The way we feel about our true selves as well as the meaning we give certain events in our lives can effect how we cope with the challenges that come our way. Often, we find ourselves in situations that feel beyond our control to recover from. Deep down, you are resilient, and know life could feel better than it does.
My therapeutic approach is authentic, warm, and with a sense of humor. I meet clients where they are and provide a non-judgmental space for them to explore their feelings. I primarily practice from a psychodynamic and relational foundation, and utilize mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques when appropriate. I strive to create a compassionate environment where treatment is structured to your unique needs.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lake Forest are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lake Forest then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lake Forest specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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