Hello. My name is Goldie Marker Oakes, Licensed Professional Counselor. I truly look forward to meeting you and supporting you to gain meaning, serenity, peace, and joy in your life. As your counselor, I strive to serve as Christ's vessel where we will create and work as a therapeutic collaborative team with the primary goal for you to obtain wholeness, growth, progress, and improved functioning in your life. My primary therapeutic modality includes a strong but eclectic therapeutic modality that incorporates strong Christian principals and values and a holistic and spiritual perspective using Mindfulness, Relaxation Therapy, and Prayer. My professional approach also includes a strong professional and clinical modality using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, all of which are meant to help you confront negative core beliefs; search and rediscover self and oneness; overcome life's trauma, loss, and grief; and creating a healthy future. My professional experience with adults includes:
• treating clinical concerns such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and other clinical concerns.
• relationships, self-image, self-esteem, and self-efficacy
• self-harm behaviors and impulse control
• anger management and stress management
My therapeutic approach often incorporates homework such as reading specific scripture or Christian literature, journal writing and practice of specific CBT and DBT strategies outside the clinical setting, at home, and in the community, all of which supports your growth and progress. My goal is for your growth to be internal as you move towards defining or redefining your relationship with Christ. This means a great deal of your progress requires your need to periodically evaluate your own progress through self-evaluation and self-reflection, in addition to my own clinical assessments with your progress.
My goal as a counselor is to help you find peace, joy, and happiness in life as you learn to overcome those things in your life that have caused a loss of functioning individually or within the family dynamic. This path is not always an easy one; however, God promises us that we Never have to travel that path alone.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #0701008911 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I couldn’t have imagined the value that we have gotten out of speaking with Goldie. It is clear that her background is well rounded, making her an awesome option for couples or individuals dealing with improving relationships or overcoming mental hurdles
Goldie is great with her flexibility. She’s Always been very nice and supportive. She listens and ask questions that really make you think. She has been an extreme help in my life so far.
I like that she is candid but also asks for permission to advance. I feel she keys into my wife’s emotional reactions more than she listens to what i’m actually saying because i’m less expressive in that way. but she seems to catch herself and try to balance but it’s never really completely balanced. i don’t know if that’s purposeful or not. But just having an outlet to speak helps.
Goldie Oakes is a fantastic counsellor. We tried another one before her and it was like night and day. We’ve already made so much progress, she’s given us a new perspective and positive way to communicate. While no relationship is easy, Goldie gives a good roadmap to success in a relationship.