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Counselor / Therapist in Auburn, CA

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Olesen & Associates

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Caring, Practical, Effective, and Goal-Oriented
Looking for therapy that's caring, practical, effective, and goal-oriented? I have 25 years experience in counseling adults, teens, and children. And, if you wish, we can also integrate neurofeedback training into our work together. Neurofeedback uses the EEG (which neurologists also use) to teach you to change problematic brainwave patterns. I've written three books, including a new one on enhancing brain function, and taught biofeedback at San Francisco State University. Specialties include: anxiety, depression, ADD, addictions, PTSD/trauma, OCD, couples and family issues,concussion and brain injury, stroke, memory/cognitive issues, and sleep problems.

I love my work and genuinely respect my clients. I've also consulted for over 120 organizations throughout the U.S. My book, Mastering the Winds of Change, was published by HarperCollins. My children's book, The Little Sailboat and the Big Storm, was published by Coming of Age Press.

What is different about what we do? Many therapists use the "uh huh, go on" approach. I'm a good listener, but I also help you to set goals and achieve them. How? Through using proven, effective tools for change that you can learn.
Bio
Erik Olesen has worked as a psychotherapist and biofeedback trainer with individuals, couples, and kids for over 20 years. He’s a state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He taught biofeedback and stress management at San Francisco State University.

Erik has spoken or consulted for over 120 organizations throughout the U.S., including Citicorp, U.C. Davis, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and Blue Shield. His book, Mastering the Winds of Change was published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York. He also wrote a picture book designed to help children become happier and more confident. It's called The Little Sailboat and the Big Storm (Coming of Age Press).

Erik is certified in a new EMDR type treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, called Bilateral Stimulation and Emotion Regulation. This treatment approach, pioneered by John Omaha, Ph.D., is highly effective in helping clients deal with and resolve highly charged emotional issues, in addition to PTSD and addictions.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Learning Disabilities
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self Esteem Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Couples Therapy  Sexual Dysfunction
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
School: San Francisco State University
Year Graduated: 1985

Erik is also certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He taught biofeedback and stress management at San Francisco State University.

Erik is certified in a new EMDR type treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, called Bilateral Stimulation and Emotion Regulation.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit card
Hours:To arrange a time: email or call for appointment
License:MFC20613 California
Location
3257 Professional Drive, Suite A
AuburnCA 95602
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