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How Lying Hurts The Liar

Live True Counseling therapist, Julie Osburne, Professional Counselor Associate, discusses the potential long term costs to ourselves of lying, even when we skew the truth in small ways. To hear more, check out Julie’s video below.

Fault vs. Responsibility

Live True Counseling therapist, Julie Osburne, Professional Counselor Associate, discusses the existential concept of “responsibility,” and how taking responsibility can serve us even if we are not at fault for our circumstances. To hear more, check out Julie’s video below.

 

Navigating Together: Affordable Therapy for Collective Growth

At Live True Counseling, our core mission has always been rooted in existential-humanistic values. We believe that every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to explore, understand, and embrace their unique life journey. It’s with this spirit that we’re thrilled to announce our new program offering therapy at a reduced rate of $50 or less.We recognize that many in our community face barriers when seeking therapeutic support, whether they be financial, cultural, or logistical. Our aim is to bridge this gap, ensuring that therapy is accessible to those who might otherwise be unable to benefit from it.

This exciting initiative has been made possible through our recent collaboration with the Lewis & Clark College Art Therapy program. As we step into our new role as an intern site, we’re not only providing invaluable training for the next generation of therapist interns but also expanding our capacity to serve our community in a meaningful way.

Art therapy, with its emphasis on self-expression and exploration, aligns seamlessly with our existential-humanistic approach. It offers a unique avenue for individuals to delve into their experiences, feelings, and aspirations, fostering deeper understanding and growth.

Our commitment to our community goes beyond the walls of our practice. By offering this reduced rate program, we’re taking a tangible step towards our vision of a world where quality therapeutic support is within reach for everyone. We invite you to join us in this endeavor, whether you’re seeking therapy, know someone who might benefit, or simply wish to spread the word.

Together, let’s create a space where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

Decolonizing Therapy: A Personal Journey Towards Ethical Practice and Humanistic Capitalism

In the realm of therapy, we are often tasked with navigating the complex intersections of power, privilege, and economic systems. As therapists, we strive to create safe spaces for healing, growth, and self-discovery. However, we must also confront the broader systems that shape our field, including the legacies of colonization and the realities of capitalism. Read more

Making Requests Using Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

Live True Counseling therapist, Julie Osburne, Professional Counselor Associate, discusses making requests using Non-Violent Communication (NVC). In this video , Julie shares how when it comes to making requests about our needs, it is important to be specific, actionable, and reasonable. To hear more, check out Julie’s video below and let us know what you think.

Authentic Connections: Building Meaningful Relationships through Empathy and Understanding

Hello to our Live True Counseling community!

Today, we’d like to explore a topic that’s at the heart of our work and our values – the power of authentic connections. In our journey of self-discovery and personal growth, the relationships we form with others play a crucial role. These connections, built on empathy and understanding, can enrich our lives in countless ways. Read more

What is an Existential-Humanist Therapist?

What is an Existential-Humanist Therapist?

Therapists have many orientations to the space of therapy. Some take a more medical-approach, like symptom-reduction, or looking at things from a mental-illness/mental-health model, and may have specific training in how to diagnose, support with medication-management, etc. Some therapists take a behavioral approach, and look at the work from a place of behavioral modification–offering concrete, solution-oriented support in facilitating measurable change. Some therapists utilize creative tasks and interventions as ways to deepen, or access less conscious, more emotional parts of one’s person. All therapeutic modalities have value. All approaches are suited best to certain people’s needs. And given all that is out there, finding what works best for you, and knowing what to look for, can feel confusing! Read more

On The Theme of Vulnerability in Counseling

On The Theme of Vulnerability in Counseling

I am a year and a half into practicing as a therapist, and just month’s into a Master’s degree, but I’m no stranger to therapy from the other side of the room. My father died when I was six, and I’ve spent my life leaning into the supportive space of therapists, each one offering something unique. One played chess with me as we talked about death at eight years old. Another gave me the gift of letting me spill the contents of my over-crowded mind at sixteen. Another, at nineteen, at the end of each session, would gently and sweetly ask what I’d like to leave behind for her to hold. Now, I feel such regard for my therapist, she is like an auntie–a person I can rely on to imbue such trust in me, I cannot help but learn more for myself. Read more

How Lying Hurts The Liar

Live True Counseling therapist, Julie Osburne, Professional Counselor Associate, discusses the potential long term costs …

Fault vs. Responsibility

Live True Counseling therapist, Julie Osburne, Professional Counselor Associate, discusses the existential concept of “responsibility,” …

Navigating Together: Affordable Therapy for Collective Growth

At Live True Counseling, our core mission has always been rooted in existential-humanistic values. We believe that every …