Life is full of challenges, but being happy shouldn’t be one of them, and feeling like you are alone shouldn’t be another. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with over sixteen years of experience helping people overcome some of life’s biggest challenges. I have experience in job and career development, disability adjustment and coping, addictions, relationships, anger management, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have a direct, solution-focused approach and take pride in being non-judgmental and accepting. I consider it my responsibility to help my patients develop coping skills to address their problems.
Counseling provides a therapeutic relationship where you can explore issues and work towards personal growth and healing. It presents an opportunity to negotiate obstacles and find healthy coping skills that lead to healthier decisions. It gives you the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking and behaving that helps you find peace and happiness.
I use several approaches, including cognitive-behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, acceptance, commitment therapy, and brief therapy techniques.
It takes courage to seek help, and I want to congratulate you on taking that first step.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
WY LPC 1517
A competent Professional who allows for open dialogue and offers interesting feedback instead of just asking “how does that make you feel?”
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Vivian has been great so far we have only been working together for a few weeks. She responses quickly and takes the time to reach out between sessions. She has helped a lot and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Vivian's empathy and attention to detail is what makes her a great help. She was able to understand how I think very quickly and support me. She opened up my mind on how I process and think about issues and while showing compassion and kindness.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I cannot recommend Vivian highly enough. The work we have done together has been absolutely transformational. Her insights, warmth and humour have been wonderful. I have emerged a different person and I’ll never forget the deep impact her guiding hand has had on me.
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Vivian for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
She is great!!!
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Vivian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She listens and responds with honesty.
Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Vivian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties