Hi, my name is Oliver Harper and I possess a wide range of clinical experiences working within residential settings for adolescents; short term acute care facilities as a clinician and consultant with adults and adolescents; worked in various communities of Metro Atlanta providing in-home therapy and maintained a private practice for 15 years. I graduated with an MS Professional Counseling from Georgia State University; along with attending Seminary in Atlanta and obtained graduate degrees in Leadership and Apologetics. I also have specialized and certificate training in REBT, Adlerian Psychology, DBT, and Parenting. I primarily use Rational Behavior Therapy as my primary treatment modality as it is very effective in facilitating a reduction of stress and anxiety while providing pragmatic tools for effective living. I have authored two books and presently has one at the editor.
My therapeutic skill set provides a compassionate inquiry into the lives of individuals challenged with childhood shadows induced by family dysfunction, trauma, alcoholism, anxiety, perfection tendencies and an overwhelming need for approval and validation. My clinical training will facilitate clients to connect the dots between then and now and to integrate the fragmentation that is at the root of their maladaptive patterns. I am a life long learner and have dedicated my life to be of service and I believe in the innate capacity of individuals to be their own rescue with guidance and to know that there is something distinct, unique, and specific about each of us.
The therapeutic relationship is a sacred trust and it is a privilege to be a witness to the inner world of others and to support them in their recovery and integration of their best self. Allow me to journey with you and I promise to be present with you all the way to a better self.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #005414 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
The best, totally saved my life. A mentor and friend
Oliver Harper is compassionate and attentive. He appreciates unique souls and doesn’t judge or scold when it comes to the work we all need to do. He feels like a friendly and relatable uncle or cousin. He wants to know you and truly connect. It’s beautiful and the best therapy experience I’ve ever had.
I LOVE the worksheets he provides to help me really PRACTICE the things I want to work on in daily life. He’s not a sycophant, won’t let me slip into bad habits, and yet I never feel even the least bit judged.
I would recommend Oliver Harper to anyone and everyone who wants to do self work but also needs a lot of love and a judgement free zone.
Oliver touches lives.
He is a true empath; who isnt afraid of focusing so intently and investing so generously in his clients.
I feel like Oliver has done MUCH more for me than I had hoped - he exceeded all my expectations, helped me cope, and his words and logic resound so strongly with me.
His impact is life long, and I truly am grateful for him and his methods.
Thank you, Oliver!
I started talking with Oliver 5 months ago. I had not had the best experiences with therapy prior to that and I did not have the highest expectations. Today I went back and read the initial messages I sent and couldn't believe how much healthier and happier I am now. Oliver has given me the tools I need to manage my mental health. He is kind and patient but more importantly he is passionate about his work. I will be forever grateful
Oliver has helped me in many ways despite our relatively short time working together. He’s helped me gain a better outlook on the world, and he has helped me install some new philosophies and principles that I’ve found to be very useful in my day to day life and coping with everyday stress, as well as helping me and guiding me through some tough personal decisions, and working on myself and my behaviour.
I was so thankful for my experience with Oliver. He used careful consideration and knowledge of best practices to thoroughly address my issues and help me feel like myself again. Oliver was curious about my experiences and helped me understand how those brought me to where I am today. Through our sessions, I was able to shift my thought processes about myself and diminish my experiences of depression and anxiety. I would highly recommend Oliver.
Oliver is a great listener, he also helps me ground myself when I'm scared or something isn't going well in my life. I've noticed he sends videos relevant to a small struggle your having example not being able to fall asleep or having trouble getting to bed, and the fixes are so simple. He's very supportive with anything you may be dealing with and he's a strong advocate on loving oneself and it's something I struggle with often. Since I started with Oliver I've noticed a big change in my day to day life and can't wait to learn what else I'll discover about myself and maybe others in my life throughout this process.
Very kind, senetive and easy to talk to. Oliver got me straight away. I'm looking forward to a better understanding of myself and my issues.
I have had two sessions with Mr. Harper so far, he asks good questions to guide the session so we can both better understand myself. He is supportive and intuitive. So far I think he can help make a difference in my life.
Oliver is a great bloke and a very kind listener. Very thoughtful about what it is you share, genuine when it comes to tips or advice, and checks up on you every now and then like a nice friend would. He was my first counsellor and left a good impression for me! Thank you very much!
I came to Oliver mainly for relationship issues which after a session, uncovered some deeper, personal issues. However, I saw improvements instantly and after every session. Oliver has been a great help in and out of sessions. Thank you!
I feel as though Oliver is a good at what he does. He has a unique way of communicating and can blend in the necessary questions along with being a down to earth person. It is important to me that a counsellor can maybe not relate but just go back to a basic thing of just simply talking about the weather or the simple things in life.
One constructive criticism I could say is that sometimes using the larger terms or technical clinical words and maybe a little more laymen terms to help those who maybe not be educated on certain terms or language structure.
Other then that I think he does a great job ! I feel encouraged to communicate with him! It has been a good experience.
I have only had two sessions with my therapist so far but my first impression is that he is a very calming, jolly person that is very understanding and professional. He is very reassuring and has been able to put words on things i haven't and has already explained a lot of things that feel helpful.
I feel very hopeful and when i finish a session i feel very light and relieved
a great counsellor
very compassionate and extremely down to earth
This was my first time trying out counseling as an adult and going through the process online adds another layer to the newness of the experience. Oliver helped me a lot, he was patient and gave me space to explain and describe what I was going through with such ease. With lots of compassion, Oliver provided me with behavioural techniques and some new perspective on how to approach my issues, which helps a lot! I had a pleasant experience with Oliver, he's really helpful and totally recommended!
Oliver has helped me a lot, always responds in a timely and compassionate manner, and he even messages me first, when I haven't been in contact for awhile. I would highly recommend his counselling services.