I have worked for 20+ years in the field of counseling. My experience is mainly focused on substance abuse issues, related trauma, and the mental health problems that often co-exist. I am a holistic provider, which means that I see the person wholly, mind, body, spirit, and seek to help clients experience themselves wholly. Problems do not occur in a vacuum. Without this holistic perspective, it is easy to focus on one thing, but neglect the core issue driving that "one thing." My approach is one of "partnering" with the client. Not leading, not following, but walking with you as you rediscover your true self, and then seek to find internal balance which leads to a more productive and fulfilled lifestyle. I consider it a great privilege when someone trusts me enough to share at the level necessary to effect life changes, and I believe that confidentiality is the bedrock of therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
CO LPC LPC.0004386
Dolores offers different perspectives and keeps teaching or showing me that the world is vast. Also, she would recognize problems I didn't know existed. I love that she would also offer multiple approaches to a problem.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Working with DJ has helped me so much. I can’t say enough good things.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
DJ is a great and wonderful therapist. I'm so grateful that BetterHelp matched us. She listens intently, and gives great and practical advices. She'd always check in and shows genuine care and concern. Thank you for everything, DJ!
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have been working with DJ over the last 7 months, and can say she has done a brilliant job at helping me work through mental struggles over this time, and guiding me on coping with external pressures that previously led to situational depression. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced, friendly, knowledgeable and nurturing therapist!
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Dolores for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Very helpful and kind.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd