Carolyn Feeheley

LMSW, CAADC

Welcome to the counseling site of Journey Counseling Center. I look forward to working with you, and will provide a supportive and encouraging environment within the telehealth framework.

“What you do for yourself, any gesture of kindness, any gesture of gentleness, any gesture of honesty and clear seeing toward yourself, will affect how you experience your world. In fact, it will transform how you experience the world. What you do for yourself, you’re doing for others, and what you do for others, you’re doing for yourself.” Pema Chodron

Approach:

My goal with each client I work with is to build a trusting relationship, in a non-judgmental environment. Positive self-talk is important, and when necessary, this is worked on, often to replace the damaging habit of negative self-talk. I use cognitive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing, along with strengths-based counseling. We will work together for solutions to various challenges; self-empowerment will be cultivated. I will always want you to look forward to your counseling sessions.

Experience:

I have past experience working within the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, providing home care and resource assistance; having also worked in an inner city community mental health center that provided comprehensive services. I then worked for approximately 12 years providing in-home services for two difference home care agencies; hospice care was also provided for patients and families who were navigating end of life challenges, inclusive of grief and loss. I then pursued further education to acquire licensure to be able to provide counseling services for substance abuse, along with mental health. For the past 6 years I have been providing these services within a rural community health center. I have always enjoyed the variety of clients who present for counseling, and have been appreciative that since Covid, there is a much reduced stigma attached to accessing mental health and substance abuse counseling therapy. Clients have helped to spread the word that they have found their own counseling to be quite helpful.

Education:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Indiana University at Purdue University of Indiana

Certificates/Licenses:

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Comprehensive Training in:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma-Focused

Professional Organizations…

National Association of Social Workers

Areas of specialty include:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Special Interests:

Provision of treatment for anxiety and depression, self-esteem challenges; importance of mindfulness with daily life; cultivation of empathy and compassion for self and others; life review and validation for senior citizens.

Outside Work Interests:

Going hiking, doing 5K walks with friends, yoga, gardening; adopting senior-aged chihuahuas and helping with their golden years.

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