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Coleen Olsson

Coleen Olsson

17 years of experience

Hi! I'm a therapist licensed to practice independently in several states. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's of Social Work in 2006, and have been in practice since. I provide support to help teens and adults who are struggling with depression, mood swings, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD. We may cover challenges pertaining to family, work, school, sports, substance use, household and parenting, to name a few.

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

During the first session, we will get to know each other a little. It will resemble an interview, but there are no wrong answers. We will do an overview of sorts, getting into greater detail in future sessions. I'll be asking some questions to gain a better understanding of your personal history and what you hope to accomplish in therapy. I will explain any policies and procedures that will help us get off to a good start, and answer questions.

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

The diversity of clients whom I have served and each of their strengths and challenges has sculpted me into a well-rounded, adaptable therapist. I don't just teach skills, I use them myself. I believe in the theory of multiple intelligences, and that we as humans are malleable; we are not just set in one state of being unable to learn new things.

About Coleen Olsson

Licensed in


Free consults, virtual

My treatment methods


I've received EMDR training and supervision, using it to help people process traumas of all sorts: big, small, one-time occurrences, chronic or multiple occurrences.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I help people to find connections between their thoughts, feelings, and actions in both general patterns as well as in specific situations, so that they can make changes when something is not going as desired

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I use DBT skills in individual therapy to augment our skills work: coping skills, interpersonal skills, etc.

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

I've used this with persons struggling with unwanted thoughts or actions that feel as though they have to do it even when there's no logical explanation for that. Sometimes this meets the definition of OCD, and other times not

Faith based therapy

I have formal education in major religions of the world, and use that when the client requests to have their religious beliefs included in our work to help them understand their worldview. I do not use this knowledge when the client does not wish to incorporate beliefs, nor do I use it as a platform for my own beliefs