About Me

Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy learning about your past circumstances, ways of thinking and current situation to find the best way to move forward to achieve progress and find peace.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with most clients suffering from depression and anxiety. I work with you to identify the exact feelings you are experiencing. Then we work on identifying the thought behind the feeling. After we find the exact issue prompting your emotions, we work to change the thoughts. We discuss coping skills to help you find relief in the midst of your intense emotions.
If you are experiencing more extreme emotions I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy. For DBT, I walk you through the different stages of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Distress tolerance and mindfulness are both a good place to start to help you find some relief from your symptoms. Then you can move forward to work on recognizing and regulating your emotions. Interpersonal effectiveness can also be very helpful. This helps you learn how to relate to others in your life in a healthier way.
I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Masters in Counseling. I have worked in Community Mental Health Centers, Treatment Facilities and I have a private practice. I am married with 4 children, whom I homeschool. Most of my time is spent with my family outdoors. We also have dogs, chickens, bees and I garden.
I look forward to finding out more about you and how I can help.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0005775 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Deedra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s awesome!

Written by A.U. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Deedra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

It’s amazing talking to someone online who is there to listen to how I am feeling. She made sure I had friends and family to be my support when talking about hard subjects. I also feel open to telling her stuff I would never tell anyone else because of judgment she makes me feel comfortable.

Written by J.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Deedra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She is an amazing counselor and has helped me in many ways.

Written by E.M. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Deedra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deedra is very kind and caring. I can tell she is in this profession for the right reasons and has a genuine regard for others. She has helped me process a lot of trauma and anxiety and helped me look at things in different ways. I enjoy working with her and seeing my mental health improve day by day.