LOUISE WELLER, PHD, LP
Specialty Areas of Treatment
Trauma and Stressor related disorders, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Anger, Substance Abuse
Accepting new patients
Serving Patients Since 2000
I work with people struggling with anxiety and trauma. I help folks hampered by guilt, shame, and grief find solace. I help individuals engaged in behaviors they wish they could stop, to finally stop. I am flexible, open-minded, accepting, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I will work with you to achieve your most important therapeutic goals.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of stress and anxiety-related issues, whether due to trauma in the past, or career, life or job changes. I am experienced in working with individuals who have suffered sexual and/or physical trauma, combat-related stress, family of origin issues, anger problems, addictive disorders, and sexual addiction. I am experienced working with gay and lesbian clients, individuals dealing with grief and loss, mandated anger management treatment, and issues of self-identity.
My approach to trauma treatment utilizes therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, or EMDR. I use mindfulness-based skills and cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety, substance abuse or sexual addiction, and an existential approach to issues of self-esteem, self-identity, and grief and loss. I enjoy working with clients who are facing challenges such as the proverbial mid-life crisis, making lifestyle changes when working to change self-destructive habits, as well as challenging painful ingrained messages from family, peers, and institutions.
I have a holistic approach to assessment and treatment. I enjoy supporting clients in their journey to identify their own unique strengths to overcome obstacles in their lives. Compassion is an integral component to therapy and I believe that growth and change are fostered in a non-judgment environment, in which individual differences are honored.
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, University of North Dakota, 2000
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, University of North Dakota, 1997
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
University of South Florida, 1995
Professor of Psychology
Numerous Peer-Reviewed Published Psychological Research (focus on Trauma and Sexual Issues)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)