My Approach to Helping
Are you ready to take the first steps towards a better you? Longing to develop a more meaningful and authentic relationship? Hoping to work towards resolving painful events of the past? Let me help.
My name is Olya Clem and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience in the field of mental health. I provide individual and couples therapy and work with ages 12 and older. I use multiple therapeutic modalities to help my clients reach their goals, including cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered approach, emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing and EMDR.
I am in network with Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tricare and accept most major insurances. Call today and schedule a free 15-minute interview! I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I have been fortunate to have gained and learned from a multitude of relationships with many amazing people on my life's journey. Every step of the way I try to be aware and grateful of the impact these relationships have had on me, as well as of the way I impact others. I view healthy relationships with oneself and others as a cornerstone of our wellbeing and it reflects in my therapeutic work.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Having a disappointing experience in therapy can be discouraging. It may leave a person feeling hopeless and questioning themselves, as well as whether therapy can help. As you consider giving it another try, I urge you to keep in mind that therapeutic relationship, like any other important connection in your life, is based on compatibility and trust. Reach out to a helping professional whose approach to therapy resonates with you, keep an open mind and give yourself a chance to build the feelings of connection, understanding, and acceptance. Don't be afraid to ask questions and be honest with yourself and the therapist about what it feels like for you to be in session. Your courage to try again will pay off!