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Somer Muhs

Somer Muhs

(she/her)

LMHC
6 years of experience
Open-minded
Holistic
Warm
Virtual

Hello, my name is Somer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I am also licensed in Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I received my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University. My clinical training included both a low income university clinic treating children and adults, and a community mental health facility where I treated children, adolescents, families, and foster families. I have volunteer experience with the National Suicide Hotline, working with adult female victims of domestic violence, and working with people experiencing poverty. Since graduating, I’ve worked at a private practice focusing on treating children, adolescents, families, and young adults. I’ve seen a wide range of clients from age six through twenties with various presenting problems. I’ve also worked as a clinical supervisor, overseeing both counseling graduate interns and pre licensed counselors.

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

At our first session, we will work to get to know one another and build rapport. We will discuss what brought you to therapy and what you are hoping to get out of treatment. This will then help me formulate and collaborate on a treatment plan with you in subsequent sessions.

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

My empathic and non judgmental approach to therapy helps clients feel safe and secure as they explore what is challenging them. I think this also helps clients feel comfortable as we work on maladaptive thought and behavior patterns that are impacting how they feel. Sometimes that means we have hard sessions and talk through hard topics, but the goal is always to help clients become healthier and more insightful versions of themselves! I also have specific training in anxiety and related disorders (social anxiety, GAD, panic, etc) and have a wide variety of tools and resources to help clients cope with their anxiety struggles.

About Somer Muhs

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is often beneficial for client's who are experiencing depression and anxiety. I will use CBT techniques, as appropriate, to help you target unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I find that aspects of DBT can be helpful for various issues, including distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships. We can discuss these strategies throughout your treatment if we feel it would be helpful for you.

Attachment-based

I understand that every person has been deeply impacted by their early childhood experiences. I welcome us exploring this in a compassionate way to help process how this has impacted the person you are today.

Eclectic

My focus in working with my clients is to meet you where you are at. If this means we need to focus more on specific skills and strategies, we can do so to meet your goals. If this means we focus more on processing your life experiences, then we'll take that approach. I'm open and flexible to determine what type of therapy would be most helpful for you.