TARA AMANNA, M.ED., LPC, ACS, NCC
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
ANEW COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC
There are many different approaches that a counselor can take with individuals and families. I look at a client's entire life i.e. social, family, personal beliefs, environment, and genetics. Counselors are based on the Wellness Model, meaning that I as a counselor take into consideration the stage of life you are in and where you are developmentally.
Furthermore, I view mental health as a continuum, where clients should be continuing to the next stage and reaching their highest quality of life. I believe in and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The basis of this orientation is around the concept of peoples' thoughts affecting their actions and if their thoughts change, their actions can change, even if the situation stays the same. I use many different strategies and techniques in this school of thought, along with borrowing from others if I believe it will be beneficial for my client.
My ability to connect with each individual client and form a warm, trusting relationship has helped my clients enjoy and take full advantage of the therapeutic process.