My Approach to Helping
You can feel better! We specialize in anxiety, depression, couples and family issues, addictions, sleep problems, concussion and brain injury, ADD, PTSDtrauma, and stroke. We are friendly and goal oriented. I have 25 years experience in counseling adults, teens, and children. And, if you wish, we can also integrate neurofeedback training into our work together. I taught neurofeedback at San Francisco State University. This modality uses the EEG (which neurologists also use) to teach you to change brainwave patterns that keep you from being your best.
What is different about what we do? Many therapists use the "uh huh, go on" approach. We do much more. Though I'm a good listener, I also help you to set goals and achieve them. How? Through using proven, effective tools for change that you can learn.
More Info About My Practice
Erik Olesen has worked as a psychotherapist and biofeedback trainer with individuals, couples, and children for over 25 years. He’s a state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He taught biofeedback and stress management at San Francisco State University.
Erik has spoken or consulted for over 120 organizations throughout the U.S., including Citicorp, U.C. Davis, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and Blue Shield. His book, Mastering the Winds of Change was published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York. He also wrote a picture book designed to help children become happier and more confident. It’s called The Little Sailboat and the Big Storm (Coming of Age Press).
Erik is certified in a new EMDR type treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, called Bilateral Stimulation and Emotion Regulation. This treatment approach, pioneered by John Omaha, Ph.D., is highly effective in helping clients deal with and resolve highly charged emotional issues, in addition to PTSD and addictions.