Maggie Vlazny, MSW
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW|
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
Fees: My fee is $140.00 payable at the time of the visit. Unfortunately I have no charge capabilities at this time. I will work with out of network insurance, (called a PPO) sometimes accepting payment by that insurance in order to help you. I also offer a sliding scale for people who can't pay my full fee.
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Are you feeling stuck in some area of your life? Feeling like you just can't get past it and move on? I would really like to help. We've all had painful times in our lives , myself included. With help I was able to heal and grow. I became a therapist. And so I have a passion for helping others and would like to help you too.
I got my masters degree and then advanced training in psychotherapy, couples and family counseling. If you are a trauma survivor, you can heal and grow with my advanced training in EMDR. Utilizing Imago Therapy,I help couples and family members to problem solve, truly understand each other, and communicate effectively and lovingly. This results in improved and happy relationships with your loved ones. I also offer mental health treatment for anxiety, depression, and phobias.
I have been told by my clients that they feel comfortable with me and connect very quickly, experiencing my compassion and professional expertise in a warm and safe environment . If you decide to come in for a consult, I hope that you'll feel that way too.
Email or Call Maggie Vlazny, MSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01102
More Info About My Practice
I am a Certified Imago Therapist, an Advanced Level EMDR Therapist, and a Certified Stepfamily Counselor.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to first connect with you so we both (or all) feel comfortable together. Then with my training we are able to help you to achieve your goals, or to figure out what they are. I strongly believe in client empowerment and respect by the therapist. I'm the expert in mental health, but you're the expert about yourself.
I admire the strength of people who come to me willing to face their problems. To get help, even despite prior bad experiences in therapy. Because many people consider it a sign of weakness to go for professional help. Far from it. It tales a lot of courage to admit to personal problems and share them with a total stranger.
My guiding principles as a therapist are respect and empathy for you, the client. And I know and have seen that the the most important factor in choosing a therapist are that the training and experience of the therapist match your needs and goals. In order to help you there must be good chemistry between us during the first session. You need to feel comfortable with the me so we can develop a solid therapeutic relationship. Research shows that this is one of the most important factors in positive therapy outcomes.
I believe in an equal relationship between us. Together, as a team, we can help you to heal..
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Most good therapists have had therapy themselves in order to experience the process and work out their own issues.
I am no exception. For most of my life I struggled with poor self esteem. This was the result of emotional abuse by my parents and my first serious boyfriend. Verbal shaming by people I loved (oh Maggie, we're just joking) made things even worse. If the most important people in our lives treat us badly, it is human nature to think there's something wrong with us.
A wonderful therapist helped me to discover my strengths and believe in myself. She helped me to see and stop my painful patterns of behavior. She helped me to learn to believe in myself.
People surviving a trauma also suffer from poor self esteem.The general view of a trauma means something like a car crash, or survival of a serious incident. Or the trauma of a military person surviving the horrors of war. And these are, of course, serious traumas with lasting effects like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)and poor self esteem.EMDR is a research based treatment for PTSD. It works.
But people experiencing the trauma of betrayal by a loved one, or shame, or a break up of a serious relationship, or abuse of any nature can also suffer from poor self esteem. They may also experience a feeling of powerlessness, sleeplessness, no appetite, or substance abuse. They may repeatedly choose partners who abuse them like their previous loved ones did. Because to them, pain equals love. It was the same for me. My therapist helped me not only with empowerment, but with EMDR to knock out the traumatic effects of my early abuse.
Her comprehensive, respectful therapy healed me of all my shame and doubts about myself. I went on to graduate school so that I could help others and heal them of their pain.
I am passionate, truly passionate, in my desire to empower others in their healing. I'd like to help you. Believe in yourself. There is beauty within.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Couples, families, step-families,abuse survivors
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