"When we are no longer able to change a situation- we are challenged to change ourselves"- Viktor E. Frankl. Life's challenges are opportunities for personal growth and transformation. Many of us come to counseling as a last resort after all other attempts at making changes or feeling some relief have not worked. Whether you are looking to manage a specific condition such as anxiety/depression or relationship issues; are feeling stuck or stressed; or are looking for a deeper connection and meaning in life, I am here to assist you.
Using evidence-based techniques, I will help you look for patterns in the way you are thinking or acting that may be causing problems, often rooted in trauma. I will help you establish healthier relationships, develop better coping skills, and aid your ability to connect to your body and emotions while learning to regulate them effectively. Using a genuine and goal-focused approach, you can be assured that whatever issue you have come to therapy to address, I will work to gently, but firmly encourage you to help resolve it.
Therapy for the disconnected, aimless, unmotivated, stuck, unsettled, adrift, uneasy, disengaged unfulfilled, bored, and a little LOST. Uncover personal meaning in a world that often feels superficial, detached, and meaningless. Discover a life that matters through deep, perennial, thought-provoking, heart-touching conversations that ask the BIG questions. What's the meaning of life? Why are we here? What's my purpose? IS there a purpose? I invite you to pull up a chair and grapple with life's unanswerable questions within the confines of a sacred, therapeutic space.
I want my life back and I want what they took from me. I hear this everyday from clients and I've experienced this as well. Trauma controls our career choices, our partners, and other important dynamics of our lives. I service clients who deal with childhood and adulthood trauma. I also assist clients who struggle with feeling stuck and difficulty finding their purpose. Clients I work with desire an emotional and a mental release. I also work with clients who desire to grow spiritually through use of biblical knowledge if requested.
Life can be messy. It’s full of change and transitions that can lead to feelings of uncertainty or anxiety. You may seem OK on the outside, but inside you're stressed, feeling stuck, and full of self-doubt. You don't have to figure this out on your own. My passion is helping individuals identify their strengths and reach their full potential. With a combination of counseling and coaching techniques, I'll help you create strategies to overcome life's obstacles. Whatever season of life you're in, and whatever you need to work through, I'm here to offer support and help you to become your best self.
For the last fifteen years, it has been my privilege to walk with clients throughout the challenges and suffering in their lives, helping them discover healing from past and present pain. Using compassion, care and gentle challenge, I seek to assist clients in experiencing this healing within themselves and to restore relationships with others. I see mainly adolescent and adult clients. Many of the clients I see are processing issues related to abuse, relationship challenges, adjustment difficulties to life transitions, singleness, depression, anxiety, spiritual concerns, family of origin issues, and grief.
The focus of my practice is to help people improve relationships, reduce stress, cope with trauma/PTSD, heal from depression, manage anxiety, and make positive changes in their lives. My style of therapy is influenced by multiple theories. Foremost, I am a trauma-informed therapist who addresses my clients' struggles in the context of their life experiences. I draw from various approaches in my work including, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, EFT, Feminist Therapy, Rogerian/Person Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness/Somatic techniques.
There are times in life when you feel stuck, sad, angry, or indifferent. In these times, it is helpful to have a non-bias party be a mirror on your journey to becoming the best version of you that you can be. There are also times when clients have identified that familial traditions have held them captive or even hindered their growth. Processing those things will help you to identify the best path for you as you move forward to your big picture. I would love to assist you on that journey of becoming a better you.
As a social worker for more than 20 years, I provide therapeutic and play therapy services to children and teens ages 5-21 who experience a broad range of issues. My approach is collaborative, designed to help people feel better and function more effectively.
What if your depression is only sadness? What if your anxiety is only nervousness? What if people don't make you angry, but you make yourself angry? Nothing is good or bad, it's all in how you see it. Let's rethink your life and see the world in a different way. Let's rethink who you are. See yourself in a whole new way and be exactly who you want to be.
I have a passion with working with individuals working through multi-facets of life issues including mental illness, stress and anxiety, trauma, marital and relationship stress, self-identity related issues and regulating emotions. I have a passion with helping individuals work on goals including regulating emotions, impulsivity and trauma while increasing self-confidence, quality of life and improve connectivity and intimacy in relationships. I value my Christian faith and offer an option for a focus on Christian principles to be incorporated in the counseling process for those individuals who share similar beliefs.
A basic theme in behavior can be viewed as a directional thought process. If we think it, believe it, we can become it. This thought process can apply to how one handles a problem. There are times that problems interfere with daily life in such a way that it grows into an overwhelming place of emotional discord in our personal and/or professional lives. Stress, anxiety, depression, and premarital/marital issues can be metaphorically high on the Richter scale for mental health therapy. These factors can also be connected to deeper issues related to human behavior. Welcome services are provided for individuals, couples, and families.
I work with the healers and helpers who not only have seen the worst in their work, but also have a personal history of trauma. So many in the healing and helping professions have painful backgrounds that have fueled their fire to care for others. Healers experience some of the worst and most rampant burnout which can stem from a number of places including vicarious trauma and having past traumas triggered by clients, systems, and the overall work. Move from an inner place of fear, imposter syndrome and co-dependency to a place of inner security.
I believe in using a nonjudgmental and supportive approach to therapy - which will allow even the most anxious person to feel comfortable processing through their concerns. I will help guide you to answering your most powerful internal questions.
You know deep in your heart that there is more to life. You know deep in your heart there is so much more that you can offer the world around you. Something gets in the way of that potential and most of the time you come to the conclusion that the world is just unfair. You have already had the thought cross your mind that there is another way to approach things that could make lasting change, but then you go right back into those old patterns of thinking that bring you right back to square one. You are tired of this cycle and have made the decision to put in the work necessary to access your greatest self. Welcome to the first step!
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression coping with challenges at home, school or work? Maintaining child support payments, legal or physical custody and effectively communicating while co parenting can also cause emotional or psychological stress. I am available to assist you with navigating a path to a peaceful lifestyle. My wife, Marlena Glenn, is a Marriage and Family Counselor. We both share an office together. If you need a Co-Parenting Plan or Short Term Disability Forms, help is available for you. We both provide Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling and Marriage Counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MA, LPC, NCC
I am dedicated to building on the strengths of my clients to provide a secure place to help guide them into the journey of recovery and healing. I hold both state license and national board certifications. When working with clients, I encourage change and help navigate your journey to a better life. To experience a meaningful and purposeful life you must identify the negative things in your life that keep you “stuck”. When you eliminate problems, behaviors, and unwanted baggage you then can take control over your life. I specialize in working with clients dealing with trauma, addictions, and life crises.
I work closely with individuals, couples and families on issues of stress, relationships and life transitions. My focus is providing a safe and calm, non-judgmental atmosphere that fosters relief, rebalance and resilience for my clients. So many factors go into our stress experience, and I often assist clients with identifying new avenues and solutions to help with next steps forward. Specific mental diagnoses include: anxiety, depression, overwhelm, bipolar disorder, mood disorder, adjustment disorder, stress relief and stress management.
If your behavior does not reflect your core potential, make this your day to initiate personal growth & evolutionary change. Learn how to discover and employ your personal power to activate transformation! As a Personal Empowerment Coach, I help clients learn cognitive restructuring and behavior modification techniques to release their "authentic self" making change operational in their everyday life. I address physical, mental, emotional & spiritual issues through a wellness paradigm vs. symptom treatment approach. My philosophy is framed from a strength based perspective, "what's well with you" not "what's wrong with you".
My experience with grief and loss enables me to enter into that place of sorrow with you and guide you on your journey to healing. I can help you explore your unconscious mind and provide a neutral ground for those seeking a better understanding of self.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Olivette 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 Olivette 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Olivette, or Child Psychologists in Olivette.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Olivette psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Olivette 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.