Ivy Kowalski

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Ivy and welcome to BetterHelp! Finding a therapist can be somewhat of an overwhelming experience for some and I do believe it is important that you find the right fit for you, as I have also been down this road myself and it took me some time to find the right fit too! As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into someone's journey. I hope to provide a space for you that feels safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, where you feel heard. This will hopefully allow you to make progress during our time together.

A little background on me- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Michigan. I have been working in the field of mental health for approximately ten years with a diverse group of individuals of all ages from varying backgrounds and circumstances. I have experience working with children and families, adolescents, and adults with pervasive mental illness, such as schizophrenia. I have also worked with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. My therapeutic approach really depends on you and your identified needs. I believe attachment style and unresolved trauma can play a large role in our relationship with ourselves and others and symptoms of depression and anxiety may be a secondary result. I believe in getting to the root of the issue, as this is where I believe healing can begin.

I hope that you feel safe to reach out with any questions you might have for me. And please know that it is ok if you decide that I am not the right fit for you, as I want you to work with someone who you feel comfortable sitting alongside. Just know you have taken a step in a positive direction!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401017786 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Ivy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Exceptional. Have only had a few sessions with Ivy, but I felt comfortable almost immediately which is the most important thing in my opinion. Fantastic counsellor, and just a genuine person.

Written by E.V. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Ivy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I don't normally write reviews, but even though I have only had two sessions with Ivy, I already know she is "a keeper", I really enjoy our chats and felt an instant connection. She is lovely and I look forward to continuing our journey together.