ROBIN KLEISLER, LPC, LAC, MAC
Licensed Professional Counselor #11463, Licensed Addiction Counselor #368
Masters Addiction Counselor #507396
While spending my early career in the outdoor guiding industry, I was inspired towards a graduate education in counseling psychology. For the past 17 years I've had the honor of working in the mental health and addiction field through outdoor therapeutic programs, schools, in-home therapy services, and residential and outpatient treatment. I specialize in working with trauma, depression and anxiety, self-esteem, parent coaching and working with individuals and families impacted by substance or technology addiction. I am passionate about creating more awareness around mental health and addiction and regularly present on various topics at regional, national and international conferences. Therapy sessions are collaborative and holistic, unique to your needs, and geared towards making lasting changes in your life. For clients with aversions to traditional therapy, I can also conduct therapy sessions outdoors.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Improve your Sense of Wellbeing
Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions and feeling stuck? Going through a transition in life or recognition that you have to make hard changes? Do you find that you can't let go of the past or things that have happened to you? Counseling can be a good start to making lasting changes. I take a holistic approach to therapy, not just exploring emotions but also encouraging you to integrate those insights into every day practice through movement, nutrition, relationships and passions. I am also trained to utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help clients identify negative core beliefs and the emotions, thoughts and sensations that go along with them.
Create a New Path
When a substance, behavior or relationship starts negatively impacting multiple areas of your life, health, relationships and goals for yourself, it's hard to change those patterns by yourself due to the neuropathways that get carved in your brain. I look at what the positive motivation for using the substance or behavior and help you learn alternative options and skills to fill those needs so that new neuropathways are created. We will also work on building a supportive community of people who care about your well being. There are many paths to recovery and no one program, therapy, or community works for everyone. What's important is that you have a path and have some people.
FAMILY AND COUPLES COUNSELING
Live in Harmony
There is a common misconception that family and couples therapy involves the dissection of past conflicts, assigning blame and confrontation. This isn't very effective or helpful. When I work with families, I care more about the emotions under the conflicts and the barriers to effective communication. We will identify the strengths of relationships and challenges, and work together to find ways for everyone to be heard and respected. If you are a parent or spouse whose child or partner is not willing to come to therapy, I can work with you on effective ways to inspire change by shifting your own reactions.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPERVISION
Awareness and Development
I am passionate about helping parents, caregivers, teachers and administrators understand how and why addictions get formed and how to build resiliency in our children to avoid substance use and technology addictions. I'd love to come speak to your group and share what I've learned.
For aspiring therapists and addiction counselors, I am also a qualified supervisor for LPC/CAC/LAC licenses and would love to help you develop your own unique qualities, skills and backgrounds to become an ethical, educated and humble therapist.
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"Change in inevitable.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, addictions and other mental health issues. When a person goes through a traumatic event or period in life, that moment or event may become "frozen in time," and remembering it may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories may have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. Using bilateral stimulation (alternating eye movements, vibrating hand buzzers or audio tones) to simulate REM sleep, EMDR therapy aims to desensitize our body's response to past traumatic or disturbing events and connect other protective resources to the memory, all while staying in the present moment.
When normal information processing is resumed following EMDR treatment, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches and for some people can be more effective and quicker than traditional talk therapy. In our first session, we can talk about whether EMDR may be helpful for you.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Yes! I am a strong believer that mental health should be affordable. I am currently an in-network provider with United HealthCare, Optum, Oxford, UMR , Anthem/Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Compsych EAP and PPO, Harvard Pilgrim, and KGA. If I am out of network with your insurance company, I can provide you with a Superbill for potential reimbursement from your insurance carrier.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? (if not using insurance)
Individual, couples and family counseling
$120 for a 60-minute session
$180 for a 90-minute session (recommended for EMDR sessions)
$80/hour for LPC/LAC/CAC Supervision
Payment accepted through cash, check, or credit card
"When we are no longer able to change a situation- We are challenged to change ourselves"