My name is Judy Whitcher and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California for 2 years and was licensed as same in Arkansas for 15 years.
I have experience working with a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues. domestic violence. Child abuse, schizophrenia and family issues. My biggest focus is women's issues as well as working through anxiety and panic disorders.
I believe in a caring and kind approach using active listening and unconditional positive regard. I believe in creating a safe space where clients can really talk about and process the issues they are going through. I also use a cognitive behavioral approach to assist clients in changing the negative thinking and developing a more positive outlook on life and learning new strategies to overcome challenges.
I believe that learning to focus on hope, healing and overcoming life's challenges is essential for healing and happiness.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 7722
Great listener. Attentive. Knows what I’m thinking. Takes her time. Very respectful.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Judith "judy" for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue