Gisele Liakos, MHC – LP
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal.
I also believe that each person deserves a safe environment to achieve that healing. No matter what stage we are in in our lives, it’s important to remember that it’s okay to reach out for extra support, and to ask for guidance along the way, whether therapy is for the individual, couple, or family.
My desire to help others began at an early age, and continued to strengthen as I completed my graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. Through my work, I’ve witnessed incredible transformations, and I’ve learned that I enjoy working with all types of individuals, from millennials to baby boomers.
Working collaboratively on the healing journey, I pull from many different therapeutic styles, depending the particular needs of my individual client. I can sit and explore your childhood, or we can come up with concrete strategies to manage your communication difficulties; in either case, I hold your goals for therapy in mind as we move forward, together.
In addition, I think of therapy holistically, taking time to consider all of your interrelated aspects: emotional, nutritional, physical and cognitive. When any of these four elements are out of balance, daily functioning can be significantly and negatively impacted. For example, what we eat can affect the way that we feel just as much as the way we feel physically can impact the way we feel emotionally. It’s important that we consider the components of the whole and address those areas where you are struggling.
When I am not working as a therapist I spend time with my family and friends. I am fond of board game nights, kickboxing, and taking my dog, Oliver, to the park. I also enjoy painting and crafting and finding new and creative ways to explore my artistic side.