My Approach to Helping
Hi and thanks for stopping by! My name is Robyn Nicholson and I have been counseling for 10 years. I have been married for 41 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Although I am a therapist now, my introduction to counseling began many years ago when I experienced postpartum depression and found a wonderful therapist who helped me navigate those choppy waters. I believe counseling can help a person develop more self-awareness, uncover and challenge negative thought patterns and find freedom to fulfill the purpose for which they were created. My approach to counseling is an eclectic one that is adapted to the needs of the client. Usually, the client and I work together on establishing goals for therapy based on the concerns and presenting issues the client has. Specifically, I have experience in counseling clients with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, marriage, life transitions and those clients experiencing symptoms of PTSD. I have also worked as a women's counselor in an intensive outpatient program for those people in recovery from substance abuse.
I am trained in EMDR and Emotional Freedom Technique and use other evidence-based trauma approaches to help clients. I also incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment therapy in my work with clients.
Besides those people interested in counseling, I am currently accepting clients who are looking for a life, spiritual or marriage coach. Finding the right coach can be a significant step in achieving your goals if you are feeling stuck in an area of your life, would like to explore and grow in your spiritual journey or have marriage issues that continue to be troublesome.
I know we may all be experiencing uneasiness during this national pandemic crisis. We can't help but be affected by the news swirling around us, can we? If you would like to schedule an appointment, I am offering video sessions for the time being until we get the all clear that we can be closer than 6 feet to another person!
And here's a tip for handling anxiety! Use your breath to calm yourself--breath in to the count of 4, hold your breath for 7 seconds and then exhale to the count of 8. Your body and mind will be glad you did!
Hoping you find joy in your journey!