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Liv Savor

Liv Savor

5 years of experience

Hey! I am Liv Savor and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) specializing in mood disorders, personality disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I am dedicated to providing comprehensive therapeutic support to individuals navigating these complex challenges. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I aim to create a safe and nurturing environment where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. My expertise in mood disorders allows me to assist clients in managing conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, empowering them to regain control over their emotional well-being. Additionally, my specialization in personality disorders enables me to work collaboratively with clients to understand and address patterns of behavior, interpersonal difficulties, and self-esteem issues. Furthermore, my focus on PTSD equips me to support individuals in processing and healing from traumatic experiences, utilizing evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness techniques.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the first session with me, clients can expect a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where they can begin to explore their concerns and goals for therapy. Introduction and Establishing Rapport: I'll start by introducing myself and explaining the therapy process. Building a strong therapeutic alliance is crucial, so I'll take the time to establish rapport, ensuring clients feel comfortable and understood. Assessment and Exploration: I'll invite clients to share what brings them to therapy, including any specific symptoms, challenges, or goals they have. I may ask questions to gather more information about their background, current circumstances, and previous experiences with therapy or treatment. Collaborative Goal Setting: Together, we'll identify and prioritize the client's goals for therapy. This might involve clarifying what they hope to achieve, whether it's reducing symptoms, improving relationships, gaining self-awareness, or developing coping skills. Psychoeducation: Depending on the client's needs and concerns, I may provide psychoeducation about mood disorders, personality dynamics, trauma responses, or therapeutic approaches. This can help clients understand their experiences and the rationale behind different treatment strategies. Exploration of Expectations and Preferences: I'll discuss logistics such as session frequency, duration, confidentiality, and fees, ensuring clients have a clear understanding of what to expect moving forward. I'll also inquire about their preferences regarding therapy style, techniques, and any cultural or personal factors that may influence the therapeutic process. Initial Treatment Planning: Based on the information gathered, we'll collaboratively outline a preliminary treatment plan tailored to the client's unique needs and goals. This may involve discussing potential therapeutic approaches, interventions, or strategies that could be beneficial. Addressing Questions and Concerns: I'll encourage clients to ask any questions or express any concerns they may have about therapy or the therapeutic process. Open communication is key to fostering a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a provider specializing in mood disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD, I believe my greatest strengths lie in the following areas: Empathy and Compassion: I possess a deep empathy for the struggles and challenges my clients face. I strive to create a compassionate and non-judgmental space where clients feel safe to explore their emotions and experiences without fear of criticism or rejection. Specialized Expertise: With extensive training and experience in mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma, I bring a high level of expertise to my practice. I stay up-to-date on the latest research and evidence-based treatments in these areas, ensuring that my clients receive the most effective and appropriate care. Tailored Approach: I recognize that every client is unique, and I adapt my therapeutic approach to meet their individual needs and preferences. Whether it's utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques, psychodynamic exploration, trauma-focused interventions, or a combination of approaches, I tailor my interventions to best serve each client. Collaborative Partnership: I view therapy as a collaborative partnership between myself and my clients. I actively involve clients in the therapeutic process, soliciting their feedback, honoring their autonomy, and empowering them to take an active role in their own healing journey. Strength-Based Perspective: I approach therapy from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on my clients' resilience, resources, and capacities for growth. By highlighting their strengths and building on their existing assets, I help clients cultivate greater self-confidence and self-efficacy. Commitment to Growth: I am deeply committed to supporting my clients' growth and well-being. I provide them with the tools, insights, and support they need to navigate life's challenges, heal from past wounds, and cultivate a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Overall, my greatest strengths as a provider lie in my ability to connect with clients on a deep and meaningful level, my specialized expertise in mood disorders, personality disorders, and trauma, and my commitment to empowering clients to achieve lasting positive change in their lives.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy technique used to help individuals process traumatic memories and experiences. It involves the client recalling distressing events while simultaneously undergoing bilateral stimulation, which could be in the form of eye movements, taps, or sounds. This process aims to facilitate the brain's natural healing mechanisms. In my experience, I've found that EMDR can be incredibly effective for many clients. It often helps them reprocess traumatic memories in a way that reduces their emotional intensity and allows for greater cognitive understanding and emotional resolution. Clients have reported feeling significant relief from symptoms of trauma, such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and hypervigilance, after engaging in EMDR therapy. However, it's important to note that EMDR may not be suitable for everyone or every type of trauma. It's essential to assess each client's readiness and suitability for this approach and to provide appropriate support throughout the process. Additionally, it's crucial to have proper training and supervision when using EMDR to ensure its safe and effective implementation.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

In my experience with CBT in treatment with clients, I've found it to be incredibly effective for addressing a wide range of psychological issues. One memorable case involved a client struggling with anxiety and perfectionism related to their academic performance. Through CBT techniques such as identifying and challenging negative thought patterns, setting realistic goals, and implementing gradual exposure exercises, the client was able to significantly reduce their anxiety and improve their academic performance. Another case involved a client with depression who was experiencing overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and low self-worth. By working collaboratively to challenge distorted beliefs and develop coping strategies to manage negative emotions, the client experienced a notable reduction in depressive symptoms and reported an overall improvement in their quality of life. These experiences underscored the power of CBT in helping clients gain insight into their thought processes, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately make positive changes in their lives.