She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Ernie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works primarily with millennials and adults who are seeking support for anxiety, depression, and life transitions. These transitions can include moving, beginning/ending relationships, and making lifestyle or career changes. She also assists those struggling with relationship issues, family confict and sexual issues. Ernie helps these clients accept themselves for who they are while increasing their coping abilities, communication skills, self-esteem, and self-love. Life transitions, even positive ones, can leave us feeling stuck, anxious, confused, and lost. She also specializes in helping young adults resolve past trauma.
Ernie's style is rooted in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and she has training in many different types of therapy including Mindfulness, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Ernie pulls from different styles depending on her client's goals, needs, and preferences for a uniquely curated therapy experience.
Together, your work with Ernie will help you navigate through difficult emotions and feelings while learning to recognize and change negative thought patterns. You will gain the ability to feel comfortable and confident with yourself, increase your ability to cope with your stressors and improve your relationships with others. This process will happen in a safe, judgment-free space. Life transitions do not need to be overwhelming. Having the right support can make this a time of self-growth and personal betterment.
Ernie takes a warm, humanistic, and collaborative approach to therapy. She deeply values the therapist-client relationship and believes in its power to spark self-growth and create lasting change.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Ernie O'Connell is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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