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How to increase your confidence, improve your relationships, and enjoy your life.

Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Anger, Burnout, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship Problems,  Body Dysmorphia, Time Management, ADHD,  Fertility Issues, Depression.   

Who Is Your Therapist  

If you feel frustrated and unhappy, it may be time to schedule a counseling appointment! Hi! My name is Aphrodite Beidler, and I will be your counselor at Riverwalk Counseling.

As a counselor, my primary task is to listen to and understand the impact of clients' issues on their lives. What worries them?  What blocks their way? What motivates them to feel better?

I aim to help my clients recognize the thought patterns, emotions, and resulting behaviors that get them stuck. Everyone brings a unique perspective, and everyone has dreams. Sometimes, the problem is that what felt good in the past doesn't work anymore, and clients may need to tap into a new set of skills and make whatever changes are necessary to feel good again. 

Every session is organized in a way that can offer relief. For some clients, one session is all they need. Most clients come weekly or bi-weekly because several appointments may be necessary to achieve consistent results. 

What to Expect 

When you come for counseling, you and your success will be central to each session!

Here are some of the themes we will work on. You can already start by journaling what comes to mind when you think about how to: 
  1. Separate NEEDS from WANTS. 
  2. Distinguish SELF-CARE from SELFISHNESS. 
  3. Connect with what MOTIVATES you to succeed.
  4. Focus on what is in YOUR CONTROL. 
  5. Identify your DEFENCES and when they come up.
  6. Learn how to regulate ANXIETY. 
  7. Learn how to set BOUNDARIES.
  8. Stop taking things PERSONALLY. 
  10. Learn how to RECEIVE.
Reconnect with your happiness! 

Using Evidence-Based Approaches 

Through years of practice, I have found proven modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to offer some structure around the counseling work.


These aren't just buzzwords - they're evidence-based 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?


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.


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.


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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