MollyAnne believes there is more than one definition of counseling. Counseling can be used to create a change in personality, behavior, and attitude, when openly dealing with feelings, thinking, and behaviors. Counseling can be a significant part of one’s life forever. It can literally act as a lifesaver, giving someone their last hope in a time of crisis. Counseling when done in groups, can save a marriage, a family, or make one feel they are not alone when coping with a problem. Most importantly, counseling provides feelings of acceptance, understanding and unconditional guidance, while encouraging one to value and respect themselves as human beings with real, true, unique feelings.
MollyAnne has worked with clients and families of all ages and backgrounds and treats all clients with unconditional positive regard. Specialties of therapies include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Stress, OCD, Depression, Grief and Loss, Trauma & ACES, Parenting and Family Issues, Bullying, and Anger. She believes in using therapies that address the connection between the mind, body, and emotions. Using various mindfulness, relaxation, and cognitive-behavior techniques (CBT), clients will start to become aware of the mind-body connection. MollyAnne prides herself in providing clients with a person-centered experience, in a comfortable, open and safe environment. With vast experience in using systematic desensitization, flooding, and the Fear Ladder, she can help you address the root causes of your difficulties and develop healthy coping strategies. MollyAnne has worked in education for more than 10 years, specializing in the social and emotional development of children of all ages. She has led the charge in creating Trauma-Informed Schools and alternative, compassionate, discipline programs.
It takes courage to attend counseling, and it takes dedication to see it through. The help of the right counselor can promote self-actualization, empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering. MollyAnne applauds you for taking you the first step in your mental and emotional health journey and she is happy to join you as you navigate your path to become who you genuinely are.
Current publications under review:
Light-Stevenson, M. & Elder, B. C. (under review). Implementing strategies that address social-emotional learning needs during and after the global pandemic. Journal of Trauma Studies in Education.
Light-Stevenson, M. & Elder, B. C. (under review). Identifying and responding to students’ social-emotional learning needs related to COVID-19. Educational Leadership.