My Approach to Helping
Empowering Counseling and Therapy, LLC offers counseling to individuals and couples looking to improve the quality of their lives personally, professionally, academically, spiritually, and within relationships and families.
Maggie Anderson, LPCC, founder of Empowering Counseling and Therapy, provides a safe and supportive space, which encourages clients to gain self-awareness and feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
Maggie is committed to guiding you through therapy to reach emotional wellness and personal fulfillment. She combines compassion and acceptance with honesty and encouragement, to give clients the freedom to express their deepest concerns.
Your personal information is always handled with extreme care and respect. Empowering Counseling and Therapy holds confidentiality in the highest regard, so you can have peace of mind in sharing your concerns.
I approach clients with an objective perspective, considering how all parts of their lives could impact their current situation. I do my best to listen openly in an effort to focus on the primary concerns of clients.
While I view clients pasts as affecting who they are and their current perceptions, I tend to focus on helping to improve the present and future experiences of clients. It feels most empowering to help clients discover their own answers, so I prefer to ask questions rather than tell clients what to do.
Watching clients reach new insights and make positive life changes inspires me to continue learning myself, and continue to help clients grow. I have been working with clients on improving their lives since 2009. I hope my genuine belief in resilience and the possibility for positive change becomes contagious with my clients.
I have extensive training and have received certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (focused on substance abuse recovery), and CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant). By using a cognitive behavioral focus, and incorporating mindfulness and empathic listening, I help clients feel empowered over their own experience. My specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to: individual adult, adolescent, couples/relationship issues, parenting, communication, depression, anxiety, OCD, other mood disorders, PTSD, grief/loss, body image/weight concerns, substance Abuse, self-esteem, and life transitions.
During my own time, I maintain balance by running, spinning, spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and listening to music. I love learning, reading great books, and trying new restaurants. My two daughters and my husband remind me to laugh as often as possible.