W. Lou Roberts, LPC CADC-I, CTP
Licensed Professional Counselor
It is breathtaking how resilient we are. I have witnessed many a phoenix rising from the ashes, in my work with individuals who experience mental health issues & addiction, (co-occurring disorders.) I specialize in assisting you toward your goals with an integrated focus on mind, body, & spirit.
My approach is a conscientious balance of kindness and honesty. For years I have been honored to support people through tough times. I am an intuitive, empathic listener, relying upon the value of unconditional positive regard, which creates trust & safety for your courageous work. I mostly employ Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Existential, Transpersonal, & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I will also call upon Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy & Motivational Interviewing. Every human being is unique. We will collaborate to determine which evidence-based practice will provide the best fit to help you reach your goals.
More About Lou Roberts
Over the years, I have earned practical skills working with people who experience mental health diagnoses & addiction and am empowered to help adults make heroic changes. I have learned that the best outcomes occur for people who are willing to work outside of therapy sessions, as well as inside therapy sessions. My experience with adults demonstrates that heroic change occurs via insight, action, and increased self-acceptance. If you are aware that you need to work on something, follow that precious prompt and get the support you need from a therapist with a strengths-based, relational approach.
I have specialized training and education in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Diversity & Inclusion, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. My coursework includes family systems, relationship & attachment, trauma; interpersonal violence; treatment of addictions – including chronic relapse. I support twelve-step work and emotional sobriety. I am experienced with facilitating groups and educational presentations. I am a lifelong learner and am invested in ongoing training in a variety of modalities. It is a value of mine to stay current so I can be most effective with the clients I serve.
Can I Help You?
I treat patients for:
Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
BIPOC related stressors
Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
LGBTQIA+ related stressors
Relationship Struggles, providing Couples Therapy
Substance and process addictions
Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD