Counseling Services

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Paulina Blecker, MS, LMHC provides counseling for adolescents (age 14 & up), adults, couples, and groups experiencing a wide range of struggles.  I work from a holistic approach to address your health from an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical perspective.  Oftentimes a person seeks out counseling to address a specific issue but it can also assist you in discovering a new path in life, improving communication with those around you, or to gain a better understanding of yourself.  Some of the specific issues I work with are listed below, with my areas of specialty marked with ***:

ADHD/ADD

Addiction & Recovery

Anger Management

Anxiety and Stress***

Career & Vocational Issues

Codependency

Depression***

Eating Disorders

Grief

Impulsive Behaviors

Life Transitions

Peer Relationships

Relationship Struggles

Self-Esteem Issues

Self-Harming Behaviors

Substance Use

Trauma and PTSD***

Limits of Confidentiality

What you say in session, stays in session...for the most part.  This section highlights those times when confidentiality between a therapist and client can be broken.  The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.