Counseling Services at Steele Creek, PLLC
Counseling Services at Steele Creek, PLLC is proud to welcome Lindsey Riesselman, LPCA to our practice! Lindsey brings a perspective based on her experience to children, adolescents, and their families to support their journey to adulthood through art therapy and a holistic approach to healing.
LIndsey will be ready to receive new clients by November 12, 2019. Please call 803-207-5772 to inquire about making appointments with her to ensure a spot on her calendar!
Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) at Counseling Services at Steele Creek. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Northwestern College in Iowa and then completed her master’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy at Emporia State University in Kansas. Lindsey brings six years of clinical experience and is looking forward to serving the Steele Creek/ Charlotte area!
Lindsey’s career experience includes: working with residential counseling and Art Therapy for adolescents with emotional disturbances, child, adolescent and adult counseling, anxiety disorders, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideations, anger and stress management, physical, mental, sexual abuse, parent/child relational problems, and family therapy.
Lindsey views the therapeutic relationship to be very important in growth and healing. She is committed to walk alongside her clients in their journeys. Her approach to counseling utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused, systemic therapy and psycho-education as well as art therapy. Through these combined approaches a holistic setting is formed. Lindsey believes in helping the client heal by viewing each individual as a whole; taking into consideration their life experiences, physical aspects, spiritual and psychological/mental components. Holistic counseling seeks to heal individuals by helping disrupt destructive behaviors and thought patterns and build a new healthy and positive state of mental, spiritual, and physical health.
Also trained in Art Therapy, Lindsey believes that there is healing and necessary expression in art making. When words are not enough to express thoughts and emotions art allows for wordless outlet and expression. Art Therapy is a fairly new field of counseling; the American Art Therapy Association defines it:
“Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. Through integrative methods, art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication, which can circumvent the limitations of language. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience, and empowers individual, communal, and societal transformation.”
(American Art Therapy Association, 2017)
Counseling Services at Steele Creek, PLLC is proud to welcome:
Monique has worked as a licensed therapist and life coach for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University. She has a heart for helping people reach their full potential and helping them to gain the tools needed to be successful in all aspects of their life. She utilizes a holistic approach in therapy that encompasses aligning the mind, body, and soul. Monique is a wife and mother. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling and spending time with family.
"You don't have to navigate this journey alone. I am here to help you create your roadmap and get you to the next level in life. Join me in a place where your healing can begin."
Monique accepts self paying clients and BCBS. She has a long history of experience in counseling. She accepts young adults, adults, and seniors.
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) at Counseling Services at Steele Creek, PLLC. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at Liberty University and then completed her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Emily has had one year of clinical experience in mental health and is looking forward to meeting new clients in the Charlotte area.
Emily's career experiences comprise of providing general counseling services with individual adults, adolescents, and children in the following areas: anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, spirituality, boundaries, decision-making, relationships, domestic violence, and other mental health areas. Emily has a heart for humanity, and she finds happiness sitting with her clients in the midst of their hardships. Emily utilizes Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and other distinct approaches to meet her client's counseling needs. She believes that one can re-write their story in the midst of their healing. Emily enjoys working with her clients collaboratively to promote strength, healing, and an overall healthy well-being emotionally, physically, socially, physically, and spiritually. She also often utilizes psychoeducation with her clients to help teach others to truly understand emotions, while encouraging emotional awareness. When using her therapeutic approaches, Emily likes to collaborate compassionately with her clients to help discover helpful coping skills for different problem areas. Emily will work to build rapport with her clients as she strives to know and truly understand her client's needs. What brought Emily to the mental health field is her love and compassion for helping others, as she is a believer in resiliency. "There is much beauty in sitting with others in their hardships while being a part of their unique healing journey to resilience." -Emily
Emily Woods Ortiz
M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University