Myrna Pledger, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Myrna Pledger

Myrna Pledger


22 years of experience

Hi, I'm Myrna. Do you sometimes feel that you don't fit in or that others are taking advantage of your kindness? Do you feel that others undervalue you and your contributions and that the goal post you have been assigned by others to reach keeps getting moved further away from you? I help abuse victims and survivors to appreciate themselves, their goals, their achievements, and their own individual beauty. Together we can work to help you to separate your individual goals and aspirations from those that you may have adapted in order to please others. Whether it is self-acknowledged engrained attitudes and beliefs acquired from parental, educational, religious, or social conditioning that has caused you to undervalue yourself and value other's opinions of you above your own self-assessment or whether the cause is unknown, I can help you. We will use a solutions-focused approach that utilizes practical and proven techniques that address both your emotional, mental, and physical needs. I incorporate bible verses, history, and personality assessments to assist you in seeing your place in the world and recognizing yourself as a valuable individual. In our sessions together, you will be met with respect and appreciation. I look forward to working with you.

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

You can expect that you will feel freer from the concepts you have unquestioningly accepted. You will take away the idea that there are concepts that should not be questioned. You will have new insight into the effect that belief in erroneous doctrines can have on you and others.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I use personality assessments as a means of assisting you in self-acceptance. I also use bibliotherapy as a means of illustrating personalities and social concepts that may be occurring in your life. I use the bible as a reference showing the timelessness of situations and their possible solutions. I also use history, bibliography, and other references.

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

My biggest strengths are my ability to focus on exactly what you are communicating and to form an assessment of what you may need in order to move from where you are to where you want to be emotionally, physically, and in relation to other goals such as employment, relationship and location.

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