CJ Olson offers individuals, children, couples, and families counseling. CJ uses an integrative behavioral based approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic tools customized to each patient.
The therapeutic process assists people in learning how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behavior and emotions. It involves opening your mind towards changing what is not working and giving consideration for alternative behaviors that may help you achieve a level of satisfaction.
This form of treatment has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of individual issues including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Depressed individuals tend to focus a lot of energy in the past, whereas individuals that are facing anxiety often focus their time worrying about the future. This form of treatment will focus one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
I offer assistance in guiding individuals to consciously pay attention to their thoughts and feelings without placing any judgments upon them. Therapy is a safe space to be yourself, without judgement, so that you can reflect on the goals you are seeking in your life.
I have significant experience working with children, families, and individuals from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. As your therapist, it will be a privilege to facilitate you in gaining a level of mental and emotional satisfaction.