Lisa O'Dell MS, LMHC, LPC, CDP
BS Social Sciences, Colorado State University
MS Behavioral Sciences/Mental Health Counseling, Capella University
Past experience includes: Non-profit Mental Health Counseling, Dual Diagnosis Support Groups, Community Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health/Addictions, Private Practice
Seeing a counselor is about becoming more aware of yourself, your patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, communicating, and taking charge of your life. Stress, discomfort, or even pain can be powerful motives for positive change. When we can find ways of bringing our strengths, weaknesses, honesty, and life experiences to develop insight, counseling can bring peace and help you work through your difficult life issues.
Counseling is collaborative and we will work together to develop goals, as you are the expert on yourself and I will help you develop awareness with strategies to achieve those goals; enriching your life. I am a person-centered therapist with a humanistic approach and believe that all people can envision then pursue their best life, yet often need the help of a professional who can help you develop your natural potential and minimize the effects or trauma and stressors.
I may enhance therapy with a variety of techniques or perspectives and am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative and Solution Focused Therapy. I often utilize Narrative Therapy to focus on the stories or narratives we use to inform and organize our sense of reality. In counseling, you will explore how these stories describe and shape your perspectives on your past, present, and future. Your counseling sessions will likely focus on re-authoring your single story and the creation of options and alternative stories. I may give you work to complete on your own to build on our sessions. I have a special interest in healing from trauma, co-occurring disorders (mental health and addiction struggles), relationships, and personal development.
I see my role as supporting you in looking at yourself, understanding what brought you to therapy, helping you grow and heal, and transform your personal difficulties into a new way of living.
PTSD, Addictions, Trauma