Hello. My name is Goldie Marker Oakes, Licensed Professional Counselor, and I look forward to working with you. My professional clinical career began in 2006 providing treatment in the mental health field. My primary therapeutic modality includes a strong but eclectic therapeutic modality that incorporates a strong clinical perspective using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. If you are comfortable with this approach, I also use a holistic and Christian perspective using Mindfulness and Relaxation Therapy, prayer and scripture. My goal as your therapist is too help you find peace, joy, and happiness in life. My job is to help you learn how to overcome your life events, emotions and experiences that have caused you problems functioning normally, relating to others, or even finding motivation to continue on your life's path. My professional experience with both includes clinical approach with a Christian mindset that includes:
• treating clinical concerns such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns.
• self-image, self-esteem, and efficacy
• anger management and self-harm behaviors and impulse control
My therapeutic approach often incorporates homework such as reading Christian literature or specific scripture, journal and self-reflective writing and practice of specific CBT and DBT strategies outside the clinical setting, at home, and in the community, all of which supports your growth and progress. My goal is for your growth to be internal as you move towards defining or redefining your relationship with Christ. This means a great deal of your progress requires your need to periodically evaluate your own progress through self-evaluation and self-reflection, in addition to my own clinical assessments with your progress.
My goal as a counselor is to help you find peace, joy, and happiness in life as you learn to overcome those things in your life that have caused a loss of functioning individually or within the family dynamic. This path is not always an easy one; however, God promises us that we Never have to travel that path alone.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
VA LPC 0701008911
Goldie Oakes is very warm and supportive! She has been vital in helping me to improve week-to-week. She offers a safe environment.
Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Goldie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,
Goldie was super helpful. Listened and probed to learn more and gave me really helpful insights and practical steps. Thanks, Goldie!
Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Goldie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Goldie was terrific with helping me manage my anxiety issues. I cannot recommend her enough!
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Goldie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching
Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Goldie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ms. Goldie is a beautiful soul who helped me through one of my most challenging seasons. I had never been to therapy before and she made my first experience transformative. She helped me approach relationships differently, alter thought patterns, and prepare for change with excitement. I now feel motivated to incorporate therapy into my self-care journey.
Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Goldie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Goldie is wonderful! She has helped me work through a lot of my grief. I would recommend her to a friend.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Goldie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes