Independent Therapist at Integrity Counseling Center
Do your thoughts affect your moods more than you would like?
Do you feel like your emotions control your circumstances, rather than you having control over how you feel or even act?
Perhaps you struggling with a loss. Everything feels too hard to bear and you’re not sure what to do next.
I would love to help you find healing and direction.
Who I work with?
Counseling for Men and Women Individually
I offer counseling for adults who are wrestling with a variety of concerns. If you often feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, or possibly like you can’t find your own self-worth or can’t see many positive things in life right now, I can help.
In order to assist you in finding greater wholeness in your life, I believe it is important to take a look at your emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and physical care.
I utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help you better understand the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to gain insight into the patterns in your life.
I am currently in the process of receiving training in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I also draw from mindfulness-based ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to live within one’s values and find self-acceptance.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Counseling
I am trained and certified in MommaCare, helping parents who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
The grief of this loss is uniquely painful and can be especially isolating. I am here to provide you with support as you navigate this experience and face the challenge of incorporating the loss into your life.
As a bereaved mother myself, I know the many emotions and thoughts that can come after experiencing the loss, and the process it can take to get through the pain.
I aid in processing all kinds of grief and loss.
There are all kinds of losses, both tangible and intangible, that may need to be grieved: the loss of a person, relationship, possession, confidence, self-esteem, and many others. I can help as you move through grief into mourning to find direction.
I also have training and experience in postpartum care. Finding immediate joy and fulfillment in your new role as a parent isn’t always as blissful as portrayed or expected. Finding your new identity as a parent and the challenges a baby brings are complex.
I am here to provide a space for you to wrestle through those thoughts and learn how to incorporate your new role with the physical and emotional changes it brings.
Counseling for Parents of Young Children
With my Early Childhood Education degree and experience in this field, I am able to guide parents through the struggles of raising young children.
Counseling for Teens
Through my 18 years of youth ministry, I have gained experience and found joy connecting with teens.
Teenage years are a time of transition and it is important for them to have non-parental adults in their lives caring for them.
I provide a space for teens to process through the challenges and pressures they face, supporting them along the way and equipping them with tools to successfully navigate their unique difficulties.
Counseling for Premarital Couples
I am certified in Prepare Enrich. I use this assessment with engaged couples to gain a broader picture of strengths and growth areas moving into marriage.
This time in life is very exciting and this tool, along with counseling, can help you be prepared with the foundation for a successful marriage.
What to expect in a counseling session with me as your therapist?
I will listen wholeheartedly to your concerns. I also know you already have many strengths and we will draw on what you are already doing in life to be successful.
As we work together, I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space where you are able to openly share and process. Each session we will focus on your goals.
I will make sure you feel heard and empowered, give you the information you need, the resources to help you continue to grow, and the coping tools that you can implement into your life. As steps are taken, we will celebrate your achievements and accomplishments.
Why choose me as your therapist?
My desire is to offer genuine care to help people take steps toward healing and transformation.
Through my many years of sitting with people, I have learned to listen well and bring a broader perspective to the situation.
I continue to seek out additional trainings to ensure I have the knowledge and skills to help others.
I am also always working on myself, my own internal life for greater emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health.
When I’m not doing therapy…
I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. My family is one of my greatest gifts from God and we love being together.
When I want to have some time for myself, I love to have a quality cup of coffee, read a good fiction book, learn new things, spend time with others in meaningful conversations, exercise, spend time with God through prayer, scripture, and contemplation, and enjoy whatever sunshine may come our way.
Are you ready to start counseling?
I encourage you to schedule your counseling appointment online.
Not ready to schedule your first appointment yet?
Give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions (360) 356-8756
Rates information is here.
I look forward to meeting you!
Esther Pfeiffer, LMHCA