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Counselor / Therapist

Brandi Bechtel, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Included but not limited to Academic Pressures, ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Bullying, Career Counseling, Communication Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Grief and Loss, Identity Development, Life Adjustment Issues, Life Coaching, LGBTQ, Marriage and Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-Esteem Issues, Self-Harm, Social Skills, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicide Ideation, Wellness and Self-Care, Women’s Issues

Adolescents Ages 12 and up, Preteen/Teens, Adults, Couples, Family, Groups.

I implement various forms of therapy in order to provide the best experience for the individuals. I have become creative with my counseling practice to where I have been known for bringing in Aromatherapy and having individuals create a scent that is specifically for them and to put them at ease during their counseling session. I like to unitize various modalities in my counseling practice which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person/Client Centered, Self-Concept, Existentialism, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Feminism. In working with an adolescent group, I developed a creative form of therapy which implements art, music, metaphor, crafts, and literature to provide a safe and comfortable group environment. I have been working with adolescents for over 8 years and I find they are facing more problems than when I was their age. I enjoy assisting them in learning coping skills and discovering solutions to their problems. Bullying and Cyberbullying are a huge problem facing many adolescents and I can see how the bullying can lead to self-esteem issues, lack of confidence and other issues.

People face challenges throughout their lives. Sometimes the challenges can become overwhelming making it difficult to see the positive. I believe it is important for people to find a counselor that they are comfortable working with in dealing with their problems. It is important for people to feel safe in the counseling environment and with the counselor in order for them to be successful in reaching the positive outcome the individual desires. Everyone needs an individual to speak with who will be caring, compassionate, accepting and understanding. I will work with you to create a plan that works for you and is connected specifically to your goals.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
License:6108