Ophelia is the owner and operator of Charity Faith and Hope Counseling Services. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor who completed her PhD in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Studies at Kansas State University. She is a National Certified Clinical Counselor and a NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Fellow (NBCC MFP).
Ophelia utilizes an integrative approach to therapy. Her primary treatment approach is client centered therapy. She finds this beneficial to clients because it has been tested over decades and has successful outcomes with all ages, couples, families, and groups. It also allows clients to strive towards self-actualization and growth. Ophelia follows the client's lead in therapy and she uses the client as the resource for direction.
Ophelia also utilizes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which has empirical evidence in treatment outcome. She is a a certified cognitive behavioral therapy specialist (CCBTS). CBT is effective in treating depression, anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger, substance and alcohol abuse, and schizophrenia. CBT also has a positive effect in the area of communication training, problem-solving, and has been found highly effective in family and relationship distress.
Ophelia believes one the most important primary needs of individuals is to have secure emotional attachments with those whom they are close to (i.e. parents, children, spouses). Ophelia utilizes Family systems and attachment processes in couples and families who are experiencing distress in their interpersonal relationships.
In the area of Marriage and Family Therapy, Ophelia works with couples to
- Prepare for Marriage / Premarital Counseling
- Overcome Communication Barriers
- Restore Trust in Relationships
- Develop Healthy Boundaries
- Process Emotions and work through issues with Separation and Divorce
- Blend Families
- Learn Positive Parenting Skills
- Adjust to Military Marriage and Lifestyle
Ophelia's counseling practice includes working with individuals who are faced with a variety of issues which include:
- Depression and mood disorders
- Anxiety & stress
- Self esteem issues
- Anger management
- Military deployments, pcsing, transitioning back into the civilian world
- Diversity and racial indentity issues
- Career Change / Major Life Transition
- Christian Counseling