Olga Maly

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In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I like to draw parallels and believe that everything in this world is interconnected. As a problem solver and truth seeker, I naturally pay close attention to how everything relates and interplays. I have always had a deep-seated desire to understand, feel, and know more. While constantly reflecting on everything that is happening around me, I have been able to achieve a much deeper understanding of myself and the world around me. That is precisely how I work with my clients. I am genuinely curious to understand my clients’ issues and help them solve their problems by helping them recognize what brought them to where they are at this point in their lives. I never limit myself to one approach or theory when working with people. I strive to recognize my clients’ needs, skills, and abilities and use this information to help them develop greater self-knowledge and self-awareness.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy may differ depending on the presenting issues and overall goals. Some clients may gain hope, insight, or mental clarity on the problem they are dealing with. Others may finally feel heard and validated for the first time in their lives, and that in itself can be a major success. While many factors can contribute to progress in therapy, such as clients’ motivation and commitment to change, the number one determining factor is the relationship between the client and the therapist. When clients feel comfortable and are willing to open up and explore their issues with their therapist, success becomes a matter of time.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

The most insightful thing that I have learned as a mental health professional is how truly complex and fascinating the human brain is. It can always find a way to keep us safe and ensure we survive by twisting our perception, justifying our behavior, or rationalizing our emotions. Understanding the adaptive ability of the brain and the main functions of the nervous system is crucial in working on unraveling clients’ issues. Whether they want to find happiness in life or develop meaningful relationships with others, becoming more in touch with the mind and body is essential.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$120

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Psychodynamic Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Transpersonal Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Board for Certified Counselors

Licensure

MI, Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, 6451019713

Education

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Eastern Michigan University

Work History

I have worked in the service industry for nearly 20 years. Working with people has always brought me lots of joy and satisfaction, yet it was not always clear that I wanted to become a psychotherapist. When I lived in the Middle East, I spent years working with people visiting from all over the world. Not only has it expanded my worldview and understanding of different cultures, but it also helped me realize that I love listening to people and learning about their life stories. This realization inspired me to go to college and obtain an education in psychology and mental health counseling. In my practice, I draw on both theoretical perspectives and my past experiences living and working in different countries. I commit to continuous personal and professional development by regularly attending educational webinars, workshops, and meetings with other professionals in the field of mental health.

Location

2035 Hogback Rd. , Suite #208, Ann Arbor, 48105, MI