Olena Sowers

Counselor

About Me

I’m an LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (C1901622), in the state of Ohio, but when I first started out in the mental health field, I had a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. I worked for a counseling agency at that time and was eager to figure out why people do the things they do. But when I got there, I was much disheartened with the reality: what I saw was trauma, basic needs not being met and generational issues. These reasons were behind most individual’s struggles with their own mental health, crime, substance abuse or behavioral issues. So, I decided I wanted to do more and pursued my second Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In 2018 I was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and have been using it ever since.

Who I Work With

I work with a variety of client concerns, while specializing in trauma and PTSD. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as adolescents/teens and adults.

I have experience working with clients who survived childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect; military related trauma; sexual and physical assault survivors; domestic violence victims; motor vehicle accident victims, and others.

What To Expect

My goal as your counselor is to help you figure out and treat the root cause of your concerns. I believe many diagnostic labels are only symptoms of a larger, underlying cause, and if we can treat that deeper issue, the symptoms also dissipate. I can give you tools such as relaxation and breathing techniques, but often, these are what I would describe as Band-Aids put on a gaping wound. While they’re still helpful, the underlying concern is still present and untreated. When we work together to understand that and treat it, you can be free to be the authentic self you are meant to be.

I will not: judge you, shame you, or make you feel less than. I’m real: I like to laugh and have fun with my clients, but we also talk about deep and difficult things. Counseling is a process and time that is set aside specifically just for you. I’m here to walk beside you as you find your way to a better and more fulfilling life.

My Experience

I have a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology as well as a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.

I use EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD, as well as psychodynamic, trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral (CBT), person-centered, experiential, and eclectic approaches.

My clinical specialties include:

About Me

When I first started out in the mental health field, I had a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology but worked for a counseling agency. I was eager to figure out why people do the things they do. But when I got there, I was much disheartened with the reality: what I saw was trauma, basic needs not being met and generational issues. These reasons were behind most individual’s struggles with their own mental health, crime, substance abuse or behavioral issues. So, I decided I wanted to do more and pursued my second Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In 2018 I was trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and have been using it ever since.

I Work With

I work with a variety of client concerns, specializing in trauma and PTSD. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as adolescents/teens and adults.

I have experience working with clients who survived childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect; military related trauma; sexual and physical assault survivors; domestic violence victims; motor vehicle accident victims, and others.

What To Expect

My goal as your counselor is to help you figure out and treat the root cause of your concerns. I believe many diagnostic labels are only symptoms of a larger, underlying cause, and if we can treat that deeper issue, the symptoms also dissipate. I can give you tools such as relaxation and breathing techniques, but often, these are what I would describe as Band-Aids put on a gaping wound. While they’re still helpful, the underlying concern is still present and untreated. When we work together to understand that and treat it, you can be free to be the authentic self you are meant to be.

I will not: judge you, shame you, or make you feel less than. I’m real: I like to laugh and have fun with my clients, but we also talk about deep and difficult things. Counseling is a process and time that is set aside specifically just for you. I’m here to walk beside you as you find your way to a better and more fulfilling life.

My Experience

I have a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology as well as a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.

I use EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD, as well as psychodynamic, trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral (CBT), person-centered, experiential, and eclectic approaches.

My clinical specialties include:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Anger
  • Substance abuse and behavioral addictions