Claudia Asztalos

(MS, LPC)
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About Me

My therapeutic philosophy is that it's not what is wrong with you but what happened to you. I believe that symptoms like anxiety and depression are not signs of weakness but messages to our mind and body telling us that something is not right and needs to be addressed. Maladaptive ways of coping may have once served us by dulling stress or pain but are not working any more, and so we have to learn new, healthier, more adaptive coping skills. I believe both the body and mind work together and are ultimately designed to survive, heal and thrive. Sometimes we just need understanding, validation and support to navigate the process. I love to help clients and empower them to help themselves.

I understand how important it is to find a counselor you can connect with; one that is caring, respectful and skillful. I have had my own therapy during my life and approach clients the way I wanted to be treated.I can relate to clients that have attempted therapy more than once and are frustrated and tired. I understand what that is like and commend you for trying again.
Change can be scary but often less scary than staying stuck. Seeking out counseling takes a lot of courage and strength.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over five years of experience working with clients with various concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Assertiveness/Boundaries, Attachment Issues and Emotional,Sexual and Physical Abuse. Being a more mature counselor brings with it life experience, insight and knowledge; at the same time I am flexible, open and always seeking emerging therapeutic approaches.

I believe in treating clients as individuals that have unique strengths and resiliencies and do not fit neatly into diagnostic categories. My counseling style is warm, approachable and authentic. I relate to clients with compassion, non-judgment and empathy. My approach is eclectic and tailored to meet clients where they are at. I practice through a trauma-informed lens and use modalities such as Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Existential, Spiritual, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Somatic therapy. I will work with you to find the best treatment approach that meets your specific needs and goals. I consider it an honor to collaborate with clients in pursuit of their well-being. If you are ready to take a step I am here to support you.




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #8156-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)