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WELCOME TO RIVERWALK COUNSELING!

How well do you manage difficult emotions?

Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Anger, Burnout, Grief, Low-Motivation Relationship Problems, Procrastination, ADHD,  Fertility Issues, Depression

If you are experiencing any of these, you are

at the right place!

Who Is Your Therapist  

Hi! I'm Aphrodite Beidler and I will be your counselor at Riverwalk Counseling. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to examine their life concerns and develop the skills they need to live a happy life. 

As a counselor, my primary task is to work together with my clients to understand the impact their issues have on their lives. What worries them and what motivates them to win?

My goal is to help my clients become better at regulating overwhelming emotions and learn how to restructure confusing thought patterns.

Every session may offer relief. Counseling, however, is a process that may require several weeks or months for consistent results.

Once clients gain clarity and connection with their own needs, desires, and motivations they become able to resolve inner conflicts and start to take control of their happiness.
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What to Expect 

When you come for counseling your success will be at the forefront. I will help you to...:
  • Set GOALS: "What do you want?"
  • Identify External OBSTACLES in the way of your goals.
  • Also, Internal DEFENCE patterns and mechanisms.  
  • Understand what gets you MOTIVATED to succeed.
  • Create a PLAN that will get you to your goal.
  • Develop skills and gather resources.
  • Take ACTION! 

Using Evidence-Based Approaches 

I use proven modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These aren't just buzzwords - they're evidence-backed approaches with decades of research supporting their effectiveness. 

Why does evidence-based therapy matter? It's about consistency and reliability of results. CBT and DBT have undergone many trials through the years ensuring effectiveness when it comes to treating mental health disorders including anxiety and depression

Counseling is a collaborative effort, and I'm here to support you every step of the way with the best tools and strategies at our disposal.

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What Is CBT, Anyway?

CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
A Path to Emotional Freedom

Developed in the 1960s by the renowned psychologist Aaron Beck, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a transformative approach to psychotherapy.

 

This evidence-based treatment focuses on identifying and reshaping negative thought patterns that adversely impact your emotions.

 

CBT is more than just a therapeutic technique; it's a journey towards emotional clarity and well-being. When you find yourself feeling stuck or overwhelmed by your thoughts, CBT offers a guiding light. It empowers you to scrutinize these thoughts, uncover any distortions, and gently replace them with perspectives that are more aligned with reality. The result?

 

You regain a sense of freedom, happiness, and peace. Embrace the power of CBT to transform your thought processes and rediscover the joy in life.

DBT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy A Comprehensive Approach for Emotional Well-being

Pioneered in the 1980s by Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has evolved beyond its initial purpose of treating Borderline Personality Disorder.

 

Today, DBT is recognized for its effectiveness in addressing a range of emotional and mental health challenges, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. At the heart of DBT are four skill modules:

1) Mindfulness, fostering a heightened awareness and presence in the moment;

2) Distress Tolerance, helping to navigate tough emotions;

3) Emotion Regulation, aiming to manage and understand intense feelings; and

4) Interpersonal Effectiveness, enhancing communication and relationship skills.

 

In your therapy journey, these modules are not standalone tools but parts of a harmonious whole, seamlessly integrated by your therapist to guide you toward emotional resilience and personal growth.

IFS

Internal Family Systems Therapy
A compassionate path to self-discovery and healing.

Developed in the 1990s by Richard Schwartz, IFS invites you to explore the diverse facets of your psyche. It posits that the mind comprises multiple 'parts' alongside a core Self, which is characterized by qualities of confidence, curiosity, and calmness.

 

IFS therapy is a journey toward harmonizing these internal parts, each with unique emotions, thoughts, and intentions.

 

This approach is especially effective in addressing issues such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. IFS fosters deep self-understanding by encouraging dialogue between the Self and these parts, promoting healing from within.

 

As you embark on this transformative journey with IFS, you'll find not only relief from distress but also a profound sense of inner peace and self-compassion.

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