Tag: Individual

Olivia Pudlo, LCSW, TF-CBT Certified, EMDR Therapist

Meet Olivia Pudlo


Motivations Counseling Welcomes A New Therapist !

Olivia Pudlo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy for individuals. She is a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist (TF-CBT) and is also a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

Olivia counsels both teens and adults 18 and over, providing a safe space in which to talk. She uses a variety of well-established modalities in her therapy practice including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Parent Management Therapy (PMT)

She is now accepting new clients at our Sugar Land Office located at 14090 Southwest Fwy, Suite 300.

Please join us in welcoming Olivia to the Motivations Counseling family and wishing her success in her new practice here in Sugar Land.

How to reach Olivia…

Phone: (281) 606-5226

Email: olivia@motivationscounseling.com

Click here for more information about Olivia’s therapeutic experiences and her overall approach to counseling.

EMDR In The News

20/20 Report on EMDR

EMDR, which is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, works well for trauma response. We’ve used it successfully here at Motivations Counseling with a number of our clients. There are numerous studies that point to the effectiveness of this unique therapy treatment.

For the skeptics, or anyone else simply looking for more information about EMDR, here is a 20/20 Report that was done a while back that covers it in detail.

What to do when you are having a panic attack

Stop and be safe

If you feel you are having a panic attack, stop what your are doing. If you are driving, then you should safely pull off the roadway. Otherwise, simply stay where you are and try to wait it out. Don’t rush to get help as this will only add to your anxiety.

Calm yourself

Once you are in a safe place, try taking some deep breaths and slow down your breathing. The goal is to calm yourself to prevent from having a full-blown attack.

Think positive thoughts

Rather than focusing on the attack, try to conjure up a peaceful image, perhaps some scenic place like a beach, lake, or even a waterfall. Reassure yourself that the feeling will pass and that you aren’t in any real danger. Look for other distractions to take your mind off of the attack, such as looking at the second hand on your watch or counting from one to one hundred in your mind.

Plan what to do before the next attack

Come up with a strategy for the next time this happens. Remember how you were able to calm yourself this time and envision doing those same activities or even think of other ways to train your mind to focus on positive, calming thoughts.

Put yourself first

Individual treatment is often termed as psychotherapy, and is meant to help people with their emotional issues, which can range in order of their severity or intensity. The main aim of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by defining the path of life clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repressed childhood that you are facing, or an emotional breakdown due to divorce, failure or loss of a loved one, a professional psychologist can help you revive your mental health through systematic counselling.

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