Bonneka Seals

(MS, LPC, CSAC, ICS, CCTP, CTMH, NCC)

About Me

I recognize each person has their own unique struggles and seeking help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I offer a variety of services tailored to your specific needs.

As a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with relationships, life stressors, depression, anxiety, life transitions, addictions, trauma, mental health challenges, as well as many other life situations. I provide counseling and coaching to children, teens, and adolescents experiencing separation, divorce, and conflicted parenting.who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, stress, substance abuse, behavioral issues, worries about the future, negative self-evaluations, dissatisfaction with how they look, dealing relationship conflicts, or difficulty navigating through major life decisions. My specialized training in trauma allows me to help empower survivors of traumatic situations to facilitate change.

My focus is on the person as a whole, not the mental health disorder. Together we can work through the process of growth and change as well as helping you free yourself from “unhealthy patterns.” Developing mindfulness and self-awareness is the origin of change. There is a strong connection between mental health and happiness. You are in control of your happiness. Let me help you navigate to your destination of " happiness. "

My counseling philosophy is based on a collaborative empathic relationship between the client and the therapist. When asked about my treatment approach, I often respond with "it's 'our' approach." My role is collaborative. Therefore, I will not tell you what to think or do, but rather, develop a relationship that allows us to find the answers together. As a licensed therapist, my theory for counseling is an integrative approach which includes client-centered, emotionally focused, and evidence based methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused, Person-centered, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Therapy.

I have training and extensive experience working with adolescents from the age of 12 to 18 with severe emotional and behavioral problems such as: self-abuse, delinquent activity, running away, school failure, inappropriate sexual activity, depression, mental health, and anger control issues. As a licensed mental health therapist, I am committed to "being there" for you.

I am the perfect match for you as a therapist. You are in the driver seat of your life. When you are ready to make the changes for a happier "you" contact me.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

Written by B.E. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Bonneka for 3 weeks

Thank you for being so responsive to our needs!