'The first duty of love is to listen.' When someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. Your unique capabilities and telling of your story in the ways you choose to resolve what brings you here are highly valued in the counseling process. I may use assessments and diagnoses but may also help with adjustment or not need to label. I assess the problem and offer researched solutions proven to work. I use a variety of therapies, including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer Equine and Canine Assisted therapy. I offer tele-therapy and remote video counseling.
CBT is proven to work as effectively as Rx drugs for some diagnoses. Sometimes prescription medication is necessary and I consult with medical doctors and other professionals I refer to. I do Play Therapy and Couples Counseling. I was also a Professor of Psychology, Career Development, and College Success. I work with military and international clients.
I've worked at a Baker Act Unit (crisis); domestic violence shelter; prison; base; residential drug treatment center; court programs; in home treatment; schools; on immigration, bariatric, and child dependency assessments; under a Psychiatrist, Behavior Analyst, & Physical Therapist; and as a Personal Trainer. Please email, voicemail. truelovingtherapy.org
Jessi HoleskoRegistered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Hi! My name is Jessi and I am here for any and all of your therapeutic needs. Many of our current ‘issues’ are deep rooted within ourselves, coming from relationships and environments from long ago, and up until today. Together we can explore this and figure out the best way for you to move forward. There is never any judgement here, I have worked with people of all ages, backgrounds, faiths, lifestyles, and classes.
I tend to focus on strength-based, future-forward and ‘positive’ models, like Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy. However, the successful foundations of the approaches of Cognitive Based Therapy, Collaborative and Client-Centered Therapy cannot be denied. Many of my past clients have told me that therapy with me does not feel like therapy, it is more comfortable and easier than they expected.
I forward to you learning more about me, as I learn about you! Contact me to start the process. Call or email [email protected]