My Approach to Helping
Online Video & phone session only- Change begins with the first step. As a tele-mental health therapist I seek to walk on this journey with you, collaborate and provide a space where change is nurtured and encouraged. There will be tough moments, but with my warm and compassionate personality, I will encourage you to take the next step. I will provide guidance and direction as well as a safe space to let go of the patterns and stories which prevent you from becoming your best self. As a therapist my goal is to help my clients find ways on how they can change the unhealthy thoughts that they tell themselves and foster new and healthy ways of thinking.
I advocate to my clients there is not a one size fit all approach to counseling. We will try a variety of scientific evidenced based strategies until we find the right fit for your life, culture, and your lifestyle
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to be." Carl Jung
Hi, I'm Olivia Fadul, MS, LPC. I have been practicing since 2011. As a therapist, I take an eclectic, holistic view of health and well being. I take on a client-centered approach when working with my clients. I seek to partner with my client and find the right fit interventions for my clients. I enjoy brainstorming and processing ways of moving forward in their life. I often tell my clients that as they are learning I am learning with them. I seek to provide tools to help my client's transformation. My strength lies in the following types of counseling: Positive psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, expressive arts. Specialties: Grief, anxiety, depression, woman issues, microaggression, racial identity, living with disabilities, addiction and recovery, self-esteem, & hard of hearing, adolescents, young adults, stress and burn out, spirituality, body image, eating disorders.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is strictly tele-mental health. I do live video sessions, telephone therapy, live text, and even email therapy. I seek to work with your lifestyle. Give me a call or email me for more questions.
As of now, I am private pay (credit card and venmo). I take the following payments:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, and JCB. HSA and FSA cards must have a Visa, Discover, Mastercard or American Express logo on the card.
I can provide documentation for a superbill to present to your insurance company if needed. It is rare for insurance to pay full price for therapy. I seek to provide affordable prices for families, adults, and children.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
- Co-Dependency, Boundaries, Intimacy
- Grief, Loss, Loneliness
- Self Empowerment, Self Esteem
- Purpose, Direction, Desire
-Career and Academic Counseling
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Sometimes therapy is scary. As a client and now a therapist, I understand your feelings of being on the fence about going to therapy. At 13 years old, I had my own therapist. In my 20s I went back to therapy again. From a client's perspective sometimes we feel as if we can do it on our own. For me, it was hard for me to go to therapy. I was afraid of being seen as weak. I was also afraid to face my weaknesses and accept that I had flaws. I also battled with the thought that if I went to therapy or told someone that I would be labeled and stigmatized as crazy. I now know that my personal experiences with therapy and receiving support demonstrates that as a person I am human. That I, too am worthy of receiving support, being heard, and being given tools I need to get through difficult moments. That these flaws make me human and that I, too, can heal through sharing my story and opening up to another human being.
Practicing since 2011, I have been honored to work with many clients on a variety of different issues. I have worked with clients as young as 12 years old to 75 years old. I know that coming to a therapist takes courage. I salute you, admire you, and am honored you are choosing this journey of becoming your best self.
I see therapy as a way to gain clarity in your life. In addition, it is an investment to your marriage, career, family, and even school. Where ever you are in your journey, I am ready to meet you where you are in your life. I look forward to meeting you and providing you with daily tools you can use in your life as well as an objective perspective.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I can relate to many of my clients when they tell me they had a negative therapy experience. Way before I was a therapist I was a client first. My second therapist, I did not feel like we were a fit. I did not get much out of therapy and did not feel she connected with me. As a therapist, I understand that sometimes we will not be a fit and I am ok with that.
As a therapist, I seek to understand your needs, your learning style, and your expectations of therapy. It is my goal to work with you to make sure you get the most of your therapy experience.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
In 1997, therapy found me. I was 13 years old. I consider myself blessed to have a middle school guidance counselor influence my young life. It was at this age that I experienced having difficulties getting out of bed, self-esteem, and family issues. I feel as if this period of my life influenced me to become a therapist. Without the help of my guidance counselor, I would not be the person I am today.
Although, I have worked through many issues in my life. I feel as if being a therapist encourages me to continue to work through life issues such as fear, anxiety, and depression. As a therapist, I am not immune to problems or life stressors. However, I often tell my clients that as they are going through life issues so am I. I disclose to them what works for me and am happy to brainstorm or help them find a plan or technique to help with Their own life stressors.
As a therapist, I see it as an honor to walk beside my clients, provide them with a space to process thoughts and feelings, and see their transformation through the therapy process.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
1. Therapy is an investment to your current relationships, yourself, and your future. Your future self will thank you.
2. Trust the process
3. Honesty heals (be honest with yourself and with therapist)
4. Call yourself out (tell on yourself to your therapist)
5. Getting help demonstrates that you are courageous. This is an admirable and likable trait.
6. Therapy keeps you youthful, healthy, and attractive in personality and in your attitude.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
I do not label my clients. Yes, there are diagnoses such as anxiety, ADHDADD, depression, grief, borderline personality disorder, etc. However, with my approach, I see you as a person of value, worth, and not the problem or diagnosis. Yes, there are life stressors, family issues, or even job or school issues but there is also a solution and there is hope. On my end, I seek to listen, provide clarity, and support to my clients. In my experience, I have seen the therapeutic alliance of client and therapist working together to develop a relationship help to heal whatever was going on in their life. As a therapist, I seek to provide a nonjudgemental space where you can heal and a space you can freely talk about what is going on in your life.