Anne Marie ChrisoulisLPC, LMFT

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Availability

In Central Time

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

For healing to occur and a change in functioning to begin and be sustained, the understanding and processing of prior life experiences and subsequent difficult emotions is often a key. The release and freedom that accompanies this discovery far outweigh any surmounting apprehension and fears. People are stronger than they realize. For those who have experienced trauma, their survival is evidence of how strong and courageous they really are.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Because I am compassionate, I care deeply about clients’, their hurting and healing, and the progress they make as they go through counseling. Although it may seem impossible to believe that a “stranger” really cares about someone they just met, I truly care about the clients with whom I work. This has been a prevalent quality since early childhood and others have said they remember me taking up for the “underdog.” I also recognize clients’ time is valuable as is my own, so there is an expectation that meaningful work will occur during the session and outside of the counseling hour. Experience with clients shows that expanding knowledge and practicing what is learned are critical to making improvements, therefore sharing of educational information and referencing specific books related to client's particular struggles are part of my counseling approach. Clients who consistently achieve their goals discuss recommended readings and process assignments completed between appointments during sessions.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Trauma

General Expertise

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Life transitions

Mood disorders

Fees

$175

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$135

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Bibliotherapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy

Training / Certifications

EMDR Training I & II

Licensure

LA, LPC, 2016

LA, LMFT, 356

TX, LPC, 67981

Education

MA, Psychology with emphasis on Counseling, December 1994, McNeese State University

BS, Marketing & Management, Psychology Minor, 1984, McNeese State University

Work History

Over the past 25 years, I have provided individuals, couples, and families opportunities for improving life satisfaction by addressing issues around relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and anger and stress management. The first step with clients is to complete a thorough psychosocial interview. During the initial appointment, clients share certain aspects of their life, personal strengths, and reasons for counseling, as well as ask questions they may have about counseling. My approach to counseling, which is shared with clients during this appointment, is adapted based on the client’s needs and identified goals. From this point, we work together to learn alternative ways of coping, increase awareness and understanding, break problematic patterns, and strengthen functioning.

Location

522 Clarence Street, Lake Charles, 70601, LA