A quote that I often think about states, “I’m keeping an eye on the past, an eye on the future, and the present in my pocket.” The message from this quote is the basis for the focus of my practice; to help clients understand or process past trauma and past stressful events, to empower and encouraged clients to work toward fulfilling goals, and to teach clients to be more mindful and present in the here and now for increased life satisfaction. Every person is made of complex experiences, that they have both contributed to and that they have had no control over. It is my passion to assist clients in working through these experiences through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as other evidence-based practices for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I use an empathetic, warm, and genuine approach to my therapy sessions, as it is my goal for my clients to feel accepted and heard, even when being encouraged or challenged. My worldview is that every person deserves to lead a fulfilling and satisfying life. As for my professional vitae, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Women’s Studies from The University of Akron and my Master’s in Social Work from Ohio State University.
Eloisa Duarte M.A. LPCC I feel fortunate to work with individuals, couples, and families in developing effective strategies to manage difficult emotions. Whether you need support with daily life stressors, difficult transitions, processing trauma, or severe personal loss, I utilize a holistic approach incorporating evidence-based strategies of humanistic psychology and cognitive-behavioral-therapy to help you work through your problems and live a happier and healthier life.
It can be hard to live for today where you're stuck in the past, or anxious about the future, but with evidence-based practice and individualized care you can be on your way to wellness! As a licensed professional counselor, I have experience with teens and adults who struggle with fear and anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, grief, and relationship issues which can often be rooted in unresolved traumas. I specialize in EMDR which is an evidence-based form of therapy used in treating PTSD as well as other trauma-related issues. We'll spend a great deal of time talking about what's bothering you, but I'll also offer hands-on, practical strategies for managing symptoms. For many, the choice to begin therapy is not an easy one to make and is often far outside one's comfort-zone. As a therapist, my goal is to help you to feel as comfortable as possible by delivering a warm, non-judgmental approach that's tailored for you!
Adolescents and young adults often experience unique challenges and concerns. Unfortunately, some people have experienced trauma relating to sexual or physical abuse, or a recent accident or injury. I am passionate about serving individuals who are looking for support in these areas. In a world rich with media, news, and immediate feedback, our challenges are considerably different from any generation that has proceeded us. I have significant professional experience helping people navigate their rapidly evolving environments. Many adolescent are struggling to find their identity and a sense of well-being in an environment that many of their parents don’t understand. The prevalence of cyber bullying and the pressures of social media can evoke emotions and reactions that can be resolved through our combined efforts. As a therapist I am aware of these challenges and prepared to help individuals navigate the emerging influences. Being a young adult in our contemporary society can also be profound. As people continue to experience the changing consequences of relationships, many find it difficult to understand the drivers of their individual happiness. In addition to relationship issues, I also help people understand the pressures and expectations of evolving issues within their families. From a professional standpoint, I received my undergraduate training in Social work from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. I enjoy spending my spare time coaching soccer, enjoying my pets, and relaxing with friends and family.
I personally believe that everyone is affected by mental illness one way or another. My passion is helping children, adolescents, young adults work though life. I have experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ challenges, bullying, and interpersonal relationships. I also have experience working individually and in the group setting for Anger Management and Bipolar Disorders. I have received all of my higher education from The University of Toledo and possess a Masters in Counselor Education with a focus in Clinical Mental Health. I personally pursued counseling because I believe and have seen first hand the wonderful things it can do for people. I prefer to take a hands on a realistic approach with all of my clients. When working with children I specifically like to take a hands on, creative and interactive approach. My goal is that all of my clients leave feeling understood and validated, no matter life's struggles.
Confronting the obstacles of life's journey can deliver anxiety, anguish, trauma and more. These feelings can put up barriers that prevent you from realizing true emotional health; however, through engaging in professional counseling, and your personal commitment to self-empowerment, I believe that we can conquer all of the struggles you may face. Whether you are a parent, child, adolescent or grandparent, I will work with you to overcome your personal challenges in order to achieve positive emotional growth. I am master's trained, licensed social worker who also has experience working with individuals with trauma, couples, at risk youth, substance use disorder, individuals with eating disorders and the LGBTQ community. Choosing to enter into therapy is an important step on the path to a better tomorrow. Together, we can embark on this journey by creating an individualized strategy with evidence-based practices that understands the source of your struggles, identifies your core needs and establishes wellness milestones in order to help you achieve a healthy and rewarding life.
Kristin Bruce, MA, LPC The problems of life faced by adolescents and adults are the focus of my practice. My goal as your counselor is to provide support as you face the many difficulties that are part of the human experience, and to help you find paths that lead to positivity, hope, and goal attainment. To this end, I strive to be attentive, open, genuine, challenging, and provide a safe environment for my clients to explore their inner lives and leverage innate strengths. In my clinical practice, I treat adolescents and adults experiencing career and relationships difficulties, major life transitions, the aftereffects of recent or childhood traumas, grief, depression, anxiety, and psychosis. Using cognitive-behavioral and positive psychology techniques, I work with individuals to clarify problems, focus on symptom relief, and develop and begin actively working on new goals. English only Ages 15+ Individuals LGBTQ+ Depression Anxiety Grief Trauma Career Counseling CBT-p for psychosis
It would be hard to argue that our lives haven't become a lot more complicated over the last few years. Whether you are: a stay at home mom, a working professional trying to balance a family life, a single parent, a divorced parent struggling with custody issues, a married mother trying to do your best, or part of a traditional family trying to raise your kids in this increasingly complex world, I have extensive experience in these issues and I am and committed to helping you work through life's challenges. I enjoy helping individuals and families to deal with behavioral issues and life's struggles. I take an individualized approach to treating each person. I have experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, and child behavioral issues. I use humor and take time to really understand the individual as a whole.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have 15 years of experience and believe in a holistic approach to treatment. I believe you are a unique person with individual needs. Sometimes life's obstacles get in the way of achieving your goals and dreams. I consider my role is to help you identify your strengths and build upon them to work around obstacles you have encountered. I believe treatment is about your goals, along with my guidance, as a team we will figure out how to meet life's challenges and your needs. I am experienced in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families with most mental health and substance use disorders. I have specialized training working with survivors of trauma, PTSD, disability acceptance (physical or mental) and some Personality Disorders (DBT).
Today, we are faced with more challenges and stressors than ever before. It is my pleasure to be able to work alongside people, helping them use their strengths to overcome these new obstacles. From anxiety, depression and trauma to the issues that one may face in relationships or the family dynamic, I believe that gaining the correct tools can have a profound impact. I would be honored to help you on your path and help you create positive change by focusing on what makes you unique as well as understanding what may be impacting the situation in your environment.
Been going since November and I love her real easy to talk to.
Love her would recommend her to anyone children or adults she's amazing. I leave there centered and grounded. Has helped me on several occasions and will settle me when my anxiety. For my first time experience seeing a therapist I love her. I would not go else where.
Great therapist. Personable and easy to talk to.
High quality service and very comfortable
Abosbltely love her, helps with all concerns and gives great feedback and I leave there grounded. Would recommend her to anyoneam
I have personally seen Amanda as well as my wife and son. I could not have asked for a better therapist. I continually recommend anyone in need of a little help from time to time. Amanda's compassion and skills are second to none and extremely easy to talk to. All is well in our family with the help of Amanda!!!
Amanda is an awesome therapist...
Amanda is a great therapist, very kind, warm and caring, she generally cares about her clients and is very educated in new aspects of therapy. I have been in therapy for 12 years and have had 3 other therapists before her and she has helped me more in just a few weeks then all the others..
Far exceeded my expectations of a professional. Goes above and beyond in helping others.
Awesome therapist, easy to talk to.
Professional and courteous.
Committed to helping others resolve their issues.
Professionally, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Very professional, easy to open up to.
Perfection at it's finest!
Upon my first meeting with Amanda, her professionalism made me feel at ease. And the way she cares for her clients is so warm and welcoming. My recommendation for everyone in need of services rendered by her and her profession to give her a call.
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