Michele Ater – Licensed Professional Counselor
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling NCC
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist CCHt
Certified Reflexologist, Reiki Master/Teacher
Diagnostic Thought Field Therapist (Trauma Tapping)
ACS Approved Clinical Supervisor Credentialed
In my practice, I work as your facilitator to guide you into becoming the best, strongest most empowered you that is desired. It’s work and I am very honored to be the accountability partner and therapist in your journey. I will honor you and our work to the highest good.
Technically speaking!, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential meaning, Spirituality of self-realization, Nutrition, holistic health and Trauma Tapping with therapeutic processing. Our practice is planning a wellness collective opening for trauma release in 2022.
That might sound like too much! Let me reframe that… I have a toolbox of really cool tools to work with you on what is customized best for what you are going through. No one is the same so putting together a focus of growth and healing is a collaborative experience and that’s what makes my brand of therapy different. We will find core issues and empower the present and future you for strength and positive decision making and life experiences.
I strive to create a strong and open client/therapist relationship to develop trust and safety levels to help facilitate your healing and growth. Let’s do this! It’s time to take the step forward to the best and strongest SELF you can be. Your meaning, value, purpose and awareness are ready to be developed and experienced.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-established psychological therapy. It is practiced by thousands of therapists worldwide and there is extensive research evidence demonstrating that is an effective form of treatment for a huge variety of problems. The ‘CBT way’ of understanding emotions says that what we feel is a result of what we think and how we act. It suggests that if our goal is to manage how we are feeling then we will need to make changes in our thinking and behavior. CBT has a repertoire of techniques for exploring and changing the ways we think and act.
ACT is a more recent branch within the CBT ‘family’ of therapies, and it takes a different stance towards emotion. ACT’s position is that problems occur when our emotions, or our attempts to control them, get in the way of us living a life in accordance with our values. A ‘valued life’ is one that we find personally meaningful, but our struggles with emotions often mean that we ‘drift off course’. ACT puts a different emphasis on what is important (living a meaningful life rather than regulating how I feel). The focus of work in ACT is in “facilitating individuals to more towards a more valued and personally fulfilling life, in a context in which previously obstructive unpleasant emotions no longer serve as obstructions” ACT therapists often use metaphors that invite people to take control of the direction of their lives, like ‘driving your own bus’ or ‘sailing your own ship’.
Hypnotherapy: OWC has a page under development, but we work in a trance state for regression therapy (trauma informed), past life healing, 2-way conversing and communication development, smoking cessation, phobia and fears, weight control and overall conscious and unconscious healing.
Reiki/Reflexology: An hour long session that balances your energies for a sense of feeling “complete” and grounded. This is part of the overall wellness when we look at energetic, physical, mental and emotional well-being.
KAT Ketamine Assisted Therapy: OWC has a page under development, but similar to hypnotherapy, we use a trance or unconscious state to assist in regressed or repressed memories, trauma and PTSD healing, depressive states and pain to uncover what can be released for true healing and growth. Sessions are 2 hours and a pickup driver is necessary.
ACS: Approved Clinical Supervisor: I am a supervisor and can facilitate LPCC supervision or group.