Ishwari Sollohub, LPCC
|Professions: Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - O166551|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
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You can feel better, and you can grow to your potential, no matter what problems you are facing. My own experience with life's challenges has convinced me of this. In a spirit of respectful partnership, I guide people in exploring and embracing life's challenges instead of resisting them. We work toward acceptance of self and a deepening of self-love. I am excited to share your journey with you.
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is important. Call 231-1697 to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.
I believe that each individual is capable of healing and growing toward greater health and wellness in all areas of life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I also believe that the very things we struggle with in life can be used for our personal transformation.
When we seek therapy or counseling, it's because we are in pain. Something in our life is not working for us and we desire relief or change. We may have tried to change on our own but find that our problems are persistent. As we get to know ourselves better, we become aware of the basic needs that drive our behaviors.
My work is process-oriented, meaning that I place great value on the journey itself, as we explore feelings, needs, motivations and thoughts. The goal is increased self-discovery and, ultimately, lasting and meaningful change.
I have specialized training in grief and loss, and find that unresolved loss is frequently at the root of issues including depression, anxiety and addiction. Based on your needs, interests and readiness, we will utilize a wide variety of tools, ranging from cognitive and behavioral to the more philosophical and soulful.
I approach every person with deep respect, caring, and creativity. The work that ensues is sometimes gentle, sometimes dramatic - always enriching.
Email or Call Ishwari Sollohub, LPCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08075
More Info About My Practice
I help people accomplish deep emotional healing for lasting change. In addition to talk therapy, here are some tools I like to use. Sessions are always tailored to your own unique needs. If you are interested or curious about any of these methods, I welcome your inquiry.
A powerful tool for building self-esteem and self-love. We focus on developing a compassionate and loving Inner Adult who connects with spiritual guidance to address the core issue of self love. In effect, we re-parent ourselves, manifesting healthy life skills that we did not learn earlier in life.
Identifying the various parts we have inside, and examining our underlying needs, in order to learn about the roots of persistent behavioral patterns. Through dialogue techniques, we listen to and validate each part, moving toward greater integration, finding healthier ways to meet our needs and gaining increased access to our creativity.
Using a small sandbox and a wide variety of objects and figures, we delve into our inner selves. Done with or without words, sandtray allows us to use our tactile senses, offering us an expressive arena where we can freely explore ourselves and our relationships. Discovery and insight often emerge; we may gain access to a lost playfulness or we may connect with deep feelings.
Guided Meditation is helpful for calming anxiety, exploring a problem area, or developing the skill of Being with ourselves. Beginning with relaxation techniques, and proceeding with gentle suggestions, we create a unique and tailor-made inner experience. Each Guided Meditation is designed to offer exploration, insight, personal wisdom and empowerment.
Art is a wonderful way to engage with ourselves at a deeper level than we might ordinarily be accustomed to. Especially for those of us who are gifted verbally, Art can help us to get out of our own way. Working with a variety of materials, art-making helps us be more open and less guarded. Sometimes we make important discoveries, revealing to ourselves things we previously kept hidden away. The ensuing work can be deep and rewarding. In addition, art can be liberating and fun!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am particularly drawn to helping people increase their self-esteem. Over and over, I find that the way we see ourselves, treat ourselves, and love ourselves has everything to do with the quality of our lives - our happiness, and, conversely, our suffering. Low self-esteem often sabotages our most sincere intentions and attempts to improve ourselves and change our behaviors. In order to become more self-confident, improve relationships, and change persistent negative patterns of behavior, we must learn how to love ourselves, taking full responsibility for our own happiness, and letting go of blaming and shaming ourselves and others. I love helping people to find and value their true selves, letting go of old beliefs and judgments that have hindered them in the past, and discovering their inherent ability to be their own best friend. I invite you to call me to discuss whether increasing self-esteem is something that could be helpful to you.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am passionate about saying "yes" to life: accepting challenges and allowing them to lead us more deeply into learning about ourselves - healing old wounds and growing toward our full potential. I believe that painful feelings and patterns are an invitation to address the ways we are not taking loving care of ourselves, in all our roles. When we resist this invitation, ignoring it or trying to “make it go away,” we can develop depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, etc. When we allow the issues to get our attention, and give ourselves the gift of self-exploration, we have a golden opportunity to improve our mental health, increase our happiness, and raise the overall quality of our lives. As a therapist, I am honored to join with you as you open to the challenge and say yes; inviting your current pain to transform into what may be one of the most important experiences of your life.
My Role as a Therapist
It is my role and privilege, as therapist, to create a loving and compassionate environment where you can explore your challenges, your gifts and your dreams. It is also my role to guide and teach you about a wide array of tools that are helpful in this exploration. Together, we approach your healing and growth process with care, patience, compassion and commitment. As therapist, I may offer suggestions, and even challenge some of your beliefs. However, I believe deeply in the empowering value of taking personal responsibility for ourselves; you ALWAYS have a choice. As therapist, it is my role to guide you in your learning, and to then respect and support you in making your own choices, consciously and with awareness. Another important aspect of healing is the therapeutic relationship we develop as we work together. Adhering to professional and ethical standards, I make myself available for an authentic and intimate relationship with you, supporting your growth in healthy and respectful ways.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I work with people who are ready to EMBRACE their challenges, rather than fighting them. Ready to LEARN, by transforming the challenges into opportunities for unprecedented growth. People who are looking for DEEP EMOTIONAL HEALING and LASTING CHANGE. Individuals coping with low self esteem, grief and loss, couples, elderly people.
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