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Olympia Georgeson

Childrenadolescentstherapist
Adolescents & Adults Therapist

Professional Background:

Hi, I’m Olympia, and I hold a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from The University of Pennsylvania. I am trained in EMDR, IFS, Attachment theory, DBT, CBT, ACT, Somatic Havening, Complex Trauma, and Oxytocin and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Prior to counseling in the private practice realm, I interned at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in D.C. where I group counseled and provided addiction education to patients on every unit who fell under the anti-social spectrum and other personality disorders. I received a BA in English Language & Literature from Smith College and studied at Vassar College for my junior year away. I taught English, Creative Writing and Visual Art at numerous private schools throughout the East Coast. I received my MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Education from American University in D.C. 

While attending graduate school, I finished writing a poetry book. I taught as an Adjunct Professor of College Writing for five years at American University. Designing a writing curriculum on psychology content led me to create a psychology education channel on the Psychology, Anthropology and Philosophy of Romantic Love. 

Harnessing my knowledge on the study of love, I primarily focus on relationship issues. I also heavily focus on attachment styles, obsessive love/love addiction, family conflict, relational trauma, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, breakup grief, narcissistic abuse, life transitions, and lack of purpose/meaning in life. 

Therapy Philosophy: 

I believe the path towards growth begins with a dream: the desire to reach your full potential.  Maybe you must heal.  Maybe you desire to turn self-defeating beliefs into positive affirmations.  Maybe you are stuck in the same relational patterns.  Or maybe you want to undergo personality or character change.  Whatever it is, the way you tell your story with me can make all the difference in your journey towards self-actualization.

In our first session, we will uncover whether you need symptom relief or to work through interpersonal problems, maladaptive patterns to create adaptive behaviors, or deep-rooted problems. 

In the exploration stage and insight stage, I will work alongside you to tell your life narratives, and then I will use challenges to disrupt problematic narratives; finally, we will use interpretations to help you rewrite your narrative in a more productive light and to think about your concerns from different perspectives to take corrective action.  Thus, we will fine-tune your self-awareness and hone your insightfulness so that you are readily equipped to enhance yourself and ultimately your life.  Self-awareness is the first step towards change in one’s life. 

In the action stage, based on behavioral therapy, we will develop an integrated plan to achieve mental health expansion and wellness and overcome your obstacles—often combining the practices of Narrative, Psychodynamic, Adlerian, and Existential therapy. 

I work under the supervision of Isabel Kirk, LPC

If you’d like to collaborate with me, please feel free to reach out. Looking forward to speaking with you!