My goal as a Therapist is to create a safe relationship with each individual so that healing and transformation can occur. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but rather an individualized process that is created together. I desire to carry hope and encourage positive expectations while walking beside a person who may be experiencing hopelessness, pain, and suffering.
My education and training include a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling, a Pennsylvania license as a Professional Counselor, and a National Board Certified Counselor. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Individual).
My experience as a Counselor includes working with geriatric adults in a locked, psychiatric facility; a therapist at two county jails and a woman's half-way house; at a community-agency which focused on re-entry for the formerly incarcerated, including young people in the juvenile-justice system; as a therapist for children and adolescents in the school-setting; and as a community outpatient therapist and clinician for a Clinical HIgh-Risk for Psychosis grant.
I utilize a Person-Centered approach that is trauma-informed, using Motivational Interviewing, CBT, somatic awareness, and the identification and use of each person’s strengths. I am also available to integrate Judeo-Christian faith perspectives, if requested.
Each life is like a story, and I want to listen and help you write your next chapter.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Codependency
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC011896
This is my first time doing therapy and I must say Lola is has been great!
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Lola D for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem