Goldie Oakes

(LPC)

About Me

Hello. My name is Goldie Marker Oakes, Licensed Professional Counselor. I truly look forward to meeting you and supporting you to gain meaning, serenity, peace, and joy in your life. As your counselor, I strive to serve as Christ's vessel where we will create and work as a therapeutic collaborative team with the primary goal for you to obtain wholeness, growth, progress, and improved functioning in your life. My primary therapeutic modality includes a strong but eclectic therapeutic modality that incorporates strong Christian principals and values and a holistic and spiritual perspective using Mindfulness, Relaxation Therapy, and Prayer. My professional approach also includes a strong clinical perspective using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, all of which are meant to help you confront negative core beliefs; search and rediscover self and oneness; overcome life's trauma, loss, and grief; and creating a healthy future. My professional experience with adults includes:
• treating clinical concerns such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and other clinical concerns.
• relationships, self-image, self-esteem, and self-efficacy
• self-harm behaviors and impulse control
• anger management and stress management


My therapeutic approach often incorporates homework such as reading specific scripture or Christian literature, journal writing and practice of specific CBT and DBT strategies outside the clinical setting, at home, and in the community, all of which supports your growth and progress. My goal is for your growth to be internal as you move towards defining or redefining your relationship with Christ. This means a great deal of your progress requires your need to periodically evaluate your own progress through self-evaluation and self-reflection, in addition to my own clinical assessments with your progress.

My goal as a counselor is to help you find peace, joy, and happiness in life as you learn to overcome those things in your life that have caused a loss of functioning individually or within the family dynamic. This path is not always an easy one; however, God promises us that we Never have to travel that path alone.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701008911 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by O.L. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Goldie for 6 months

Love love Goldie!