Little River Counseling, LLC

Theories and Techniques used in Counseling

As a counselor who provides client-centered therapy, I prioritize the client’s unique experiences, perspectives, and goals in our work together. This approach is non-directive and empathetic, and I seek to create a safe and supportive space for my clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I help them to identify their strengths and resources. I believe that my clients are the experts on their own lives and that it is my job to support and facilitate their process of growth and self-discovery. By providing client-centered therapy, I strive to create a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship that honors the client’s individuality and fosters personal growth and healing.

With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I work collaboratively with my clients to identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior that may be contributing to their mental health concerns. My approach involves helping clients develop more positive and realistic beliefs about themselves and the world around them, and teaching them strategies to manage and overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, and stress. I value CBT as a structured and goal-oriented therapy that emphasizes skill-building and active participation by the client. Through CBT, I help my clients develop long-term coping skills that will support their mental health and well-being beyond the therapy sessions.

Sandtray Therapy is a therapeutic approach that involves using a tray of sand and miniature figurines to create a three-dimensional representation of a person’s internal world.  Through this process, individuals can explore and process emotions, experiences, and relationships in a safe and nonverbal way. I use Sandtray Therapy with all ages and many of my clients find it to be an extremely powerful therapeutic technique.  I am an Internationally Credentialed Therapist with over 100 hours in this technique.

As a Perinatal Mental Health Counselor I have received specialized training in working with individuals and families during the perinatal period, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a Perinatal Mental Health Counselor, I have an understanding of the unique challenges and stressors that individuals and families may face during this time. I am trained to assess and address perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, such as postpartum depression and anxiety, OCD, and psychosis.

Brainspotting is a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. David Grand in 2003 who discovered this as an EMDR therapist. It involves focusing on a specific point in a person’s visual field, known as a “brainspot,” to access and process emotional experiences and memories. As a Brainspotting therapist, I can benefit individuals who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. I have witnessed brainspotting create some big “ah-ha” moments for clients.

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