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Gwen Ackley, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues Self esteem
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About me

Hi, thanks for checking out my profile. I absolutely enjoy providing thoughtful caring therapy focused on your needs. I specialize in individualized care for people affected by emotional and behavioral problems. I can help you change your thought patterns and/or behaviors to have an increased sense of inner calm and improved well-being.

I can help with challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, issues of attachment and relationship difficulties. Interventions I use include but are not limited to: EMDR, trauma focused, cognitive-behavioral, DBT, mindfulness, meditation and solution focused approaches.

I’m caring and compassionate in my work as a therapist. I realize it can be difficult to trust so I do my best to make you comfortable with sharing challenges affecting your life. I’d like to help you discover your strengths and qualities and then help you decide what you’d like to work on and achieve and how best to help you make that happen.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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