Holly Love, MA, LPC
Online Counseling Sessions
Teens & Adults
Many of the people I work with talk about how they've felt overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure about what to do next in their lives, relationships, and careers before beginning therapy. They discuss how much they have appreciated having a third party to talk with about their situations who can offer an outside perspective and help them figure out what strengths they can use in the difficult situations they are facing. They also talk about how they have set and accomplished goals to hone their positive coping skills to give themselves alternatives to eating disorder behaviors, isolation that can come with depression, obsessive-compulsive patterns, or anxiety-fueled patterns of trying to control things that are not theirs to manage, to give just a few examples.
Relationships are also important to my clients, and I’m hearing that many of them have learned skills like how to use their voices and share their feelings and needs so they can connect more effectively in romantic, parent-child, extended family, friend, and work relationships. This relational work is happening in individual sessions as people discuss their experiences in relationships and plan how they might do things in a way that works better, and in couple’s counseling utilizing techniques from the Gottman 1 & 2 training sessions I have attended if that’s a good fit.
Many have also given feedback about how when they’ve chosen to integrate their faith into their counseling work they have found new ways to connect with God and find comfort, support, and hope in their relationship with Him, though clients of all faith backgrounds or no religious affiliation are heartily welcomed and doing good work.
Hearing that I have been able to offer a non-judgmental space for folks I work with to look at how their thoughts and actions are impacting them and how they can learn new ways of thinking about their lives has been very encouraging to me, and I hope it is to you right now, as you read this information and begin to imagine what it would be like for you to embark on this kind of work and find hope for the positive changes you want to make individually, as a couple, and in all the relationships that bring meaning to your life.
Many of the couples I work with talk about how they felt overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure about what to do next in their relationships before beginning therapy. They discuss how much they have appreciated having a third party to talk with about their situations who can offer an outside perspective and help them figure out what strengths and skills they can use in the difficult situations they are facing. We start with a thorough assessment process, including in person sessions and an online assessment through Gottman’s Relationship Checkup website, and then all the information comes together in a collaborative treatment plan, based on Gottman research I learned about the Gottman level 1 and 2 trainings I have attended, that allows couples to celebrate and amplify their areas of strength while targeting areas for improvement with specific interventions that are practiced in session and translated into improved real life interactions with each other.