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I'm Jessica Olguin MA LAC, LPC

Life experience coupled with extensive education accurately equips me, to meet you, right where you are! I'm a seasoned Licensed Addition Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

Education:

Bachelors of Human Service - Addiction - Metropolitan State University of Colorado

Masters of Arts in Counseling - Colorado Christian University

Attending Colorado Christian University was an exceptional experience. I gained insight into my own spiritual walk as well as expanding my knowledge and understanding of the spiritual life. This understanding permitted me to ask myself, “How do I honor the person I am created to be?” Joyful Soul Counseling was my answer. Therapy is also my passion. My personal journey, like many of you, has been a mixed series of challenges and profound blessings. It has required me to evaluate myself and search out who I am. I had to ask and answer, the tough questions, “Am I being genuine within my own walk?” “Am I doing everything I can to be the best me I can be?  I strive to be a person of integrity while setting and obtaining necessary and desirable goals. I practice compassion and completely understand progress takes time.

 

I desire to provide you the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship that nurtures growth, healing and hope while learning to experience true joy. True joy is essential to our well-being as human beings. And, being an essential, therefore is attainable.

 

Joy is not dependent on our circumstances. It is deeper and a more multifaceted essential to our well-being as human beings. Joy moves past our emotions and births the seed of joy deep within us. Allow yourselves to move through the emotions and connect with the source of true joy, it will remain and shine in the darkest hours.

 

A Genuine and Compassionate Experience.

Offering appropriate counseling for those places in life that are unknown, painful, unmanageable or full of fear, is a priority for me.  Targeting a diversity of addictions with both men and women is the foundation of Joyful Soul Counseling. It has given me the privileged opportunity to witness first-hand, true growth and constructive change that enables people to develop into the cherished individuals God created them to be.

  •  Discover trigger points and circumstances that manifest anxiety, depression, and addictions,
  • Improve mental health, traumatic memories, and control issues.
  • Special needs parenting. Having a child with special needs I have learned to manage my self-care in new ways and find methods to seek joy rather than be consumed by the struggles that are faced daily. The overwhelming sense of not being able to take away a child's challenges has taught me let go of the control I never really had.

 

Innovative Treatment 

At Joyful Soul Counseling, we utilize Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), to aid the reprocessing of trauma you have experienced in your life.  

At Joyful Soul Counseling we utilize Emotional Freedom TechniqueEmotional freedom technique (EFT) is primarily used to decrease or eradicate negative emotions associated with memories, situations or traumatic events.

Internships with Joyful Soul

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Hello,
My name is Ashleah Castro and I am so excited to meet you and begin your therapy journey together.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts-English Literature/minor Psychology- California State University San Bernardino
Master of Arts-Mental Health Counseling-Colorado Christian University- ongoing

There are so many events that happen in the course of our lives, and how we think about and process those life events can really impact the way we see our lives and therefore live our lives.
Sometimes we experience loss or trauma in our lives that make it difficult for us to feel healthy. Other times, we "just don't feel right" and we need help to figure out how we can feel better. Then sometimes, life is just hard, and having a supportive helper can make the difference in finding a way to thrive even amidst difficulties.
My hope is to come alongside you and be a support and helper on your journey to a healthier mental life.
In my personal life, I have experienced losses that made me need to pursue help to recover and return to a healthy mindset. I truly appreciate the value of relationships and I believe in the healing quality of relational support in life. I have the heart to help women who have experienced difficulties in life and as I complete my practicum and internship for Colorado Christian University at Joyful Souls Counseling, I hope to grow in this aspect of counseling as well.
As I work under Jessica Olguin MA LAC, LPC., I will be utilizing an integrative and holistic approach. I believe each client's life deserves a treatment approach that is tailored to their own situational needs. Some of my favorite perspectives for therapy include: taking a look at a clients needs and how those needs are being meet or not meet; utilizing a mindfulness approach to be aware of negative thought patterns and replacing those with positive thoughts and strengths; being intentional to set goals together so that we can see a change in areas that are not working for you; and taking a look at the purpose and identity that you have in your life and how you are living that out. Also, if faith integration is something you are looking for, we can include this at your request. Everything we work on in therapy will be done together with your approval, as you gain the support and healing you need to live with a healthier mindset and with a more effective life perspective.

Ashleah Castro
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If you're searching for faith infused professional counseling, contact us today!