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    Our Philosophy

    At B&L Psychotherapy and Consulting we believe our clients are guiding us on a journey. Our role is to help you to see what can take place in whatever direction that you choose. This choice is always yours, but our goal is to help make the bumps in the road a little easier by providing strong options, feedback, and a recognition of all things that make you who you are. The beginning of this process together can be frightening but we hope to ease those fears through compassion, grace, and a non-judgmental collaboration. Counseling can be a conduit for healing and growth individually and in your relationships with others. It also provides an opportunity for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions in a place that is safe and welcoming. Our hope is to provide you the opportunity to discover things about yourself and patterns of behavior that are present in your lives. You may even make choices to change some of those things as a result of this journey.

    Dr. Michelle Loper LCSW-S, LICDC-CS, BCD

    Hello, I appreciate your interest in our services. My name is Michelle Loper, and I am a licensed clinical social worker, and also a licensed chemical dependency counselor. I am licensed to provide supervision for both. I am also board-certified in clinical social work. I am co-owner of B&L Psychotherapy and Consulting. I have practiced for over 25 years providing individual, family, and group therapy. My therapeutic approach to challenges is predominately cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I also have a background in military practice and dealing with trauma from a variety of therapeutic approaches including prolonged exposure and EMDR.

    I provide skills to assist individuals in coping with their challenges and hope to cultivate independence and self-fulfillment. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Hawaii.

    I recognize that seeking help can be overwhelming and frightening. I also believe that it can be life-altering. Let us begin this process together. I am hopeful that working together will bring change to both of us.

    Lindsey Best, LCSW

    Hello, I appreciate your interest in our services. My name is Lindsey Best and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co owner of B&L Psychotherapy and Consulting. I have been in practice for 16 years providing individual, family and group therapy to a variety of populations. I also have a background in military practice and dealing with trauma from a variety of therapeutic approaches. I’ve worked with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of issues related to, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief/loss, and physical and emotional trauma. I earned my Masters of Science in Social Work and my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature both from The University of Texas at Austin, Hook ’em!

    I believe in holistic treatment, considering the cognitive, emotional, physical, and relational needs of each unique individual. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered, focusing on recognizing behaviors and triggers and creating positive coping skills. My counseling style is sensitive, compassionate, and non-judgmental.

    Seeking help is a courageous step in the healing process. My hope is to help guide you through your journey of self-empowerment, positive change, acquiring hope, and leading a more fulfilled life.

    Are you ready to take the first step?

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