Professional Counseling involves the creation of a trusting environment for the safe sharing of emotional understanding, thoughts, ideas and feelings with a professional who is skilled at helping the client or clients come to an understanding and resolution or solution about the particular situation. Counseling is intended to be collaborative, and is a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based professional activity which is guided by ethical and legal standard. The focus is on helping clients develop goals and work toward the resolution of developmental issues, situational problems, and more complex personal diagnosis. To assist in this process, I may utilize a variety of techniques and interventions including Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and/or AcuDetox (Acupuncture Detoxificaion the NADA 5-point protocol). The general goals for the client are that he or she can identify their issues, develop a plan of action for solution, and gain motivation for resolution of/ implementation of their plan. This is a very personal process. The process of counseling is educational and developmental by nature. The counselor is the facilitator of the process that helps the client take responsibility and action to come to a resolution.
Carrie L Bucholtz MA, LPC
I have completed the requirements for a Master of Arts in Counseling at Siena Heights University in 2017. I am trained to use therapeutic techniques and interventions with children and adults in both individual and in group settings. I have worked with traumatized children and adults, with co-occurring substance use disorders and behavioral modification. I have knowledge and sensitivity for working with people within groups and within the corrections populations. I am certified in Auricular Acupuncture. I am trained in, and provide multicultural counseling services, substance abuse, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Psychoeducational group coping skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and various Dialectical Behavioral Therapy interventions. I look forward to meeting you.