Jodi Alieksaites (she/her)

MA, LPC
Accepting Clients

I have a Master’s Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology & am a licensed counselor in Missouri & Colorado.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO

Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

I work with Highly-Sensitive People, Creatives & Introverts...I don’t think I’m “out on a limb” to presume if you are an HSP looking for therapy that you have been researching, trying things, learning & trying your best for years…Likely, your entire life! AND you’ve actually done some impressive healing work mostly on your own & likely have helped many friends & family to heal some of their wounds along the way. I know your story & I’ve lived that story. Now it’s time for you!

My Background and Approach

I began my journey working at end of life, hospice & death & grief. My degree is in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology. I've added a strong emphasis on somatic, body-centered practices and I use it all to help Highly-Sensitive People who are struggling with anxiety, panic & burn-out. I use a body-centric approach... The work we do together includes awareness of the body: breath, movement & posture. Cognitive knowledge & learning are amazing, but including the body in psychotherapy ensures that ALL parts of you feel safe in the therapy room. The body knows exactly what pace to move for there to be room for change. Many of us have moved away from the body & are over-riding our instincts. This work is about listening & reconnecting to how & what the body knows.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a highly-sensitive person with an endlessly-curious mind. It took me some time to discover what worked for me in the realm of channeling my non-stop inspiration & empathic vulnerabilities, I am proof that it can be done! I didn’t do it alone (although it was NOT from a lack of trying). I did it through resourcing my mind through meditation & including my body with such practices as free-form movement & shamanic journey work. I’ve had amazing teachers, mentors & healing professionals who have helped me over the years. I want to bring what I’ve learned to benefit you on your path to self-awareness. We may be a good fit if you are a Highly Sensitive Person who is wanting to: Engage curiosity in the pursuit of positive change & growth. Develop mindfulness of body & movement as well as the mind & thoughts as a source of wisdom. Interrupt self-aggression & move into gentleness, self-care & self-attunement.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 235/session

Info

Email Jodi
1020 East Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Online
Kansas City, MO 64102

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