Hi! My name is Doris Irvin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have worked in the mental health field for over 13 years, with experience ranging from severe and persistent mental illness, addiction, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety. I have been working in a community mental health setting for the last 9 years and am excited to get back into one on one counseling services.
I am especially interested in helping people find their purpose and get the most out of their lives. I want to help you figure out how to make lasting changes to improve your physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. I take a very client-centered approach and I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life and you should lead the way. I value the client-therapist relationship as a priority during therapy and I will work hard to build a healing relationship with you.
The theories of counseling that I find the most value in when working with clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts (cognitions) affect our behaviors. So by identifying the negative and irrational thoughts we are having, we can change and improve our behaviors. Solution-Focused Therapy helps us find realistic solutions to the problems you are experiencing by empowering you to use your own existing abilities, set goals, and take actionable steps. Both of these modes of therapy require the client to be very involved, engaged, and willing to make some changes in their lives. I hope you're ready to put in some work! :)
If this sounds like it would be a good fit for your needs, please reach out. I would be grateful for the opportunity to get to know you and learn how I can help you start your journey of healing.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Adoption and Foster Care, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Amazing! Only had one session and honestly so easy to connect and walked away feeling 10x better than before the session.
Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Doris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
After just 4 sessions, Doris has made me feel completely comfortable and safe to talk about anything, always with the most helpful of responses. She is great at what she does and has been amazing to talk to :)
Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Doris for 1 month
I find I feel a lot lighter mentally after speaking with Doris. She listens and she’s able to work out my feelings even when I’m not sure, and especially as I am quite quiet. I appreciate this time so much even when I feel not up for it / or it’s too much to talk about my feelings; I never regret my session with her. Thank you.
Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Doris for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I am having a good experience with my therapist
Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Doris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue