Hi, I’m Deedra Ivie. My goal is to help you find the strength that is already inside of you and bring that to light. Each client is different and has needs unique to their upbringing and life circumstances. I enjoy learning about your past circumstances, ways of thinking and current situation to find the best way to move forward to achieve progress and find peace.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with most clients suffering from depression and anxiety. I work with you to identify the exact feelings you are experiencing. Then we work on identifying the thought behind the feeling. After we find the exact issue prompting your emotions, we work to change the thoughts. We discuss coping skills to help you find relief in the midst of your intense emotions.
If you are experiencing more extreme emotions I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy. For DBT, I walk you through the different stages of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Distress tolerance and mindfulness are both a good place to start to help you find some relief from your symptoms. Then you can move forward to work on recognizing and regulating your emotions. Interpersonal effectiveness can also be very helpful. This helps you learn how to relate to others in your life in a healthier way.
I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Masters in Counseling. I have worked in Community Mental Health Centers, Treatment Facilities and I have a private practice. I am married with 4 children, whom I homeschool. Most of my time is spent with my family outdoors. We also have dogs, chickens, bees and I garden.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes
LPC #0005775 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Since I started with this service it takes me some time to feel comfortable with people and have to build trust. But Deedra made it very easy to communicate, is always helpful and goes above and beyond to accommodate my needs and with efficiency. I felt I could trust day one. She’s real, don’t sugar coat or create fluff. Friendly but professional. I can tell she cares about helping people. And will definitely get some breakthrough. In closing she helps me be accountable to my goals and intentions because she wants my efforts to be productive and freeing so I can get the changes I am seeking. Thank you Deedra.