Othea McAlpine

(LPC)

About Me

Life happens to the best of us and it can be very overwhelming. Seeking help in a dark time takes courage, strength, and a willingness to look at yourself and lean into your fears. Whether your goal is to make lifestyle changes or gain extra support to navigate through a difficult time in your life, consider taking that journey with me! I am trained in multiple theoretical approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered therapy, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness to name a few.

Over the past decade, I have experienced working with couples and families facing a variety of challenges. My expertise lies in facilitating the process of developing healthy coping skills, regulating stress, learning mindfulness, processing unwanted feelings & emotions, developing effective communication, establishing boundaries, addressing anger management, and gaining new/effective ways to deal with anxiety, depression, and post-partum related challenges.

As a therapist, I focus on offering a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. As a client, you will be treated as an individual which means your treatment will always be tailored specifically to your needs. My therapeutic style involves being attentive, uplifting, and realistic when needed. I have also found that using my natural humor invites clients to be more open and relaxed. I strive to make the atmosphere comfortable enough to share feelings, doubts, fears, without conviction.

I believe in a healthy balance of meeting clients where they are and gently but firmly challenging when appropriate. I can’t guarantee you that this will be an easy process, however, I can say confidently that with constant encouragement and an occasional gentle push, you will discover new perspectives and creative solutions that will help foster change and growth in your life.

It is my hope that through our work together, you will find meaning, purpose, and become more aware of what your next steps will be moving forward. Together, we will work to get you to a place of living a more fulfilled life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC007405 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Othea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She has been most helpful with what I’ve been dealing with this is my first time seeking help and she knows her stuff. She’s been able to guide me with advice and counseling and coaching me so that I can make a change in my actions and the way I view the world and my relationship.