I am a mental health counselor and a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Practitioner and a Certified Advanced ThetaHealer. During counseling sessions, I interweave traditional therapy practices with the energy healing techniques of Reiki, and am also informed by ThetaHealing and Pranic Healing techniques, and by my learnings from my Shamanic studies. I incorporate spiritual work and forms of energy healing into counseling sessions to assist people in growth and healing. The goal of our time together is for you to deeply connect with the truth that you have everything inside of you that you need to be whole, happy, and thriving.
My availability is evenings and weekends. Individuals who work Monday - Friday, and need help at a time that can be hard to find someone to connect with are a great fit for me. Those who need help coping with changes in careers, relationships, managing anxiety and/or depression should reach out! Together we can find the path to improve your relationship with yourself and others. I provide realistic, hope-infused counseling to help create steps with an individual to reach their goals.
Every one of us is on a very personal journey through life and we all face unexpected challenges from time to time. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have help available and accessible. It's never easy to ask for assistance but that is the first and most important step in getting back what now seems lost and out of reach.
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, I can help you become a participant in your own change. If you've experienced grief or trauma, I offer a safe space in which to unpack it. I believe in letting you know exactly what is going on through the entire therapeutic process, so you will never be in the dark about my intentions or the direction you are going. I am especially effective at helping you deconstruct and examine your role in existing issues. We will develop practical, everyday skills to help make you a more mindful, self-aware person.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Nancy L, LPC, NCC
Ever feel stuck with thoughts running through your mind all day? Perhaps you are stuck in a thought loop that never seems to turn off. We are here to help you navigate through the "muck" and help you find a way to become "unstuck." At Expanding Hope Counseling Services, we believe in getting our clients in to see us as soon as possible. That is why we hired new clinicians to meet the growing need for therapists in our area. Immediate openings available and reduced private pay fees for some clinicians. Call our office today!
Are you feeling anxious or ungrounded in the face of new or pending circumstances? Maybe you are seeking support in your transition from one phase of life into another. Change can be unwelcome or welcome. We often find comfort in the familiar, and change may lead to feelings of anxiety, disillusionment, sadness, anger, and/or overwhelm. Even with welcome or joyous change (such as the arrival of a new baby, starting college, or entering retirement), it is normal to experience conflicting feelings, loss of identity, and grief for what we are leaving behind.
I enjoy interacting with all populations including children, adolesents, teens and adults. I prefer clients create their own goals and find what works for them. I am here to help you process and heal in a safe and trusting space.
You have made it far in life, so I know you are already strong and skilled! Sometimes it can be difficult to see that part of ourselves; we might lose sight of our abilities or be blinded by the stressors we face. Or perhaps the skills and abilities that carried us through past challenges are not supporting us through our current circumstances. My philosophy of care is holistic combining evidence-based practices with a multi-dimensional approach to well-being. I work to support and empower clients in improving their quality of life and achieving their goals.
How are you doing right now? Perhaps repetitive thoughts or time sucking rituals are ruining important aspects of your life. Maybe self-doubt, rumination and low confidence are getting in the way of making meaningful connections with people. Obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety or painful life events can create unhelpful patterns in our lives and can sabotage our relationship with ourselves and others. You want to feel better, you want relief and you want connection with others. What if you could experience less anxiety, feel more confident, and be able to approach your day with more surplus?
I offer effective counseling in a private setting. I specialize in Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy for eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. I also offer online therapy through a secure telemedicine website. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with the client to heal psychological wounds, acquire new skills, and find solutions to problems.
Are you ready to change your relationship to anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder to finally live the life you want? Has it become difficult to be around others, work, parent or sometimes function because of anxiety or OCD? You are here because you need effective strategies that create lasting change so that chronic worry, intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviors or life stressors do not dictate your day. I can help you create ways to cope so that you can be present in your life and work towards your values without debilitating anxiety. Imagine what it would be like if your anxiety was not so powerful? What would be different?
I cannot think of a single person who hasn't hit a bump in the road of life. We all have this happen- you know, times when we go a bit off track. Maybe, it is difficulty at home or couples constantly arguing. Maybe parents and children are not getting along. Perhaps it is more personal: you are just not feeling quite right, are feeling down and depressed, or are anxious and disorganized. Maybe you are struggling with past hurts or trauma. I am here to help.
I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered it is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
Over the course of an individual's life, new events can lead to a disruption in the ability to effectively cope with stressors that may have once been handled effectively. As such, my professional focus is on helping clients who have been through a traumatic/stressful event heal more effectively so that they may resume their lives in a healthier and happier manner. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral and Strength-based approach, and specific mental health concerns I specialize in include, but are not limited to, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Addiction, ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and Grief.
Embrace your life story in order to support change that directs you toward growth and a meaningful life. I work to educate and challenge individuals as they make present moment choices that fit their individual life needs. Get strong to stay strong!
If life is a road, it's not always a smooth highway. There are many paths, and knowing which path to take in your life is not always obvious or simple. Maybe you are down or unhappy and it's felt like this for a long time, but you feel stuck and unable to move on. Perhaps anxiety is a frequent companion in your life. Sometimes it may feel like nothing can change. If you have concerns about substance use, therapy can be a good place to talk about it - confidentially.
I'm delighted you have arrived here, after noticing something in you or your life is asking for your attention & care. A willingness to look into your inner self & experience reflects hope in the possibility of transformation. For many, this journey begins with a feeling that something is unbalanced, unresolved, or unreachable. Perhaps you've experienced concern about your emotional & mental well-being for awhile and now sense a readiness to open to your suffering as a pathway to healing. Or something unexpected has compromised your usual way of coping, and you believe uncovering your resilience will move you through the adversity.
As an Air Force Veteran, I understand the hesitancies of seeking help of any kind but especially for mental health. After bearing witness to some of the most difficult life changing circumstances imaginable, and through my own journey of self-discovery and acceptance, I ventured towards becoming a therapist in the pursuit of helping others become the best versions of themselves. Always encouraging, I value the therapeutic relationship, authenticity, and individual responsibility, focusing on the positives in one’s life and not pathology. Life is a "crazy" ride and things can get messy...I am not afraid to join you on that ride.
Psychotherapy can improve many aspects of one’s life. It can improve our relationship with ourselves, our family, and others. Psychotherapy can also improve our quality of life by addressing past and current situations and by learning new skills for the future.
Life can be complicated, wrought with difficult challenges, unexpected events, and seemingly impossible choices. Everyone encounters unique experiences that shape who we are. Some of those experiences can be painful and cause us to question, doubt ourselves, or live with emotional pain. Sometimes, we need someone to talk to and unload our burdens. I will help you to gain insight into what may be keeping you feeling like you cannot move forward and help you to find healing within. I will customize the best plan for you and together we will journey to discover your strengths and accessing your inner power. I am here for you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in La Crosse 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 La Crosse 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 La Crosse, or Child Psychologists in La Crosse.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like La Crosse 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 La Crosse 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.