Dakota Westlake (She/Her)

LPCC 9593
Accepting Clients

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a focus in social justice and advocacy in counseling.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Redlands, CA

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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

You’re alone, maybe post breakup with someone you loved, someone you saw a future with, or maybe with someone but never felt more lonely. Maybe you have been alone for a while after a strain of failed friendships or relationships. Maybe you have never taken the time to be alone and learn about yourself and your strength out of fear of being alone. Maybe you have spent your best years supporting others, doing so much for them, sacrificing money, resources, time, maybe even going into debt.

My Background and Approach

The good news is that it’s not too late to take control back, feel empowered, and have healthier and successful relationships. I am here to listen provide a safe non-judgemental and culturally diverse space. Together we will learn about healthy boundaries, challenging your thoughts that continue the unhealthy patterns, and help you get back in touch with who you are, who you are becoming and your best future self. I can understand first hand how family trauma, family communication styles and our own core beliefs can dominate how we are and lead to unhealthy relationship patterns. I have been working in the co-occuring disorders community working with mental health and afdictions for 7 years now. It all started working with clients suffering with HIV/ AIDS and those affected by this, many experiencing mental health problems and substance abuse as well. My approach integrate Motivational Interviewing a knowledge of family addictions, and unconditional positive regard.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we are all human and have great strengths that can be harnessed to bolster resiliency and help us in our journey. I have an emphasis in social justice and advocacy in counseling and also believe that we as therapists can play a bigger part in changing systems. Therapists can advocate for clients to help build resilient clients that can face life's adversities while still having a safe space to talk about their experiences with injustice, adversities in their lives, and overall barriers to them living a full healthy life.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witnesses

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Rate: $80 - 135/session

Info

9092550109 Email Dakota
301 9th St
Suite 318
Redlands, CA 92374

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