Hello, My name is Ardean. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years of experience working as a chaplain and 15 years as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, spiritual problems, life and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, short term brief, solution-focused, and person-centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I want to support you in the best way possible. Good results are achieved with regular communication with your counselor. It's even better when those sessions are live--by chat, phone or video. The best results come with weekly video sessions with your counselor. My goal is to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and walk along side you.
I look forward to working with you!I
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401011131
I am valued and challenged.
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Ardean for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd
Over the years Ardean has been such a kind, caring listening ear in my life. Her wisdom and ability to give a new perspective really saved me from a dark place. I'm grateful that she can be honest with me and help me to express what I'm feeling. She also gave me some work sheets that were admittedly hard to get through but really helped me show progress over a long term and it feels really good. I appreciate her work!
Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Ardean for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Ardean has been super helpful in offering me new perspectives and solutions to what i'm going through.
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Ardean for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Ardean helped me tremendously in my growth as person. She always listened and provided advice and compassion.
Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Ardean for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Ardean has been instrumental in helping me verbalize some of my major inner problems and had helped giving me professional direction in learning how to deal with them, thereby empowering me. A great listener and problem solver.
Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Ardean for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Thank you Ardean, for being the person you are and for what you do!
Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Ardean for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts