Counseling for Adults in Northwest Arkansas

Wendy J Poole customizes therapy for adults. She works with clients who are interested in living more authentically and more mindfully, experiencing unsolicited change, and seeking to improve their relationships and lives in general. Regularly she works with clients who experience specific symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or symptoms related to life’s upheaval; who are experiencing divorce, cancer/ health issues, anger issues, infertility, transition/change of life, and grief from loss of significant other or job/career.

 

Counseling for Young Adults

COMMON OUTCOMES:

-Academic Improvement

-Appropriate social engagement/social skills

-Less depression and/or anxiety

-More self confidence; better self-esteem

-Improved ability to manage and tolerate negative emotions

-Living with mindfulness as a strategy

-Managed ADHD symptoms

 

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Group Sessions

The Daring Way (TM)

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Rising Strong (TM)

If you’ve ever thought, “What will people think?” or “I am not good, smart, pretty, thin, or rich enough,” This workshop will take you on a joyful, courage-building journey unlike any other. We will sojourn through Dr. Brene Brown’s work (Daring Greatly, Gifts of Imperfection, and Rising Strong), and the journey will leave you feeling more connected and courageous about life.

These 8 week workshops are based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back, and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead. The group explore such topics as: developing self-compassion; letting go of anxiety and depression; addressing unhealthy ways of coping; and becoming the authentic you.

 


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Rising Strong (TM)

It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brene’ Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.

OVERALL OUTCOMES FOR RISING STRONG™ WORKSHOP

  • Continue to lead and participate in a conversation about vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness.
  • Increase access to information on emotion and how emotion is connected to behavior and thought.
  • Awaken people’s curiosity about emotions – awareness and the ability to articulate – and build our understanding of emotions.
  • Use the rising strong process to increase wholeheartedness in living, loving, and leading.

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Daring Greatly Workshop (TM)

This workshop will take you on a joyful, courage-building journey unlike any other. We will sojourn through Dr. Brene Brown’s work (Daring Greatly), and the journey will leave you feeling more connected and courageous about life. The primary focus is on achieving resiliency through developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

Register by emailing Wendy@wendyjpoole.com Space is limited to 8 participants.

Space is limited to 8 participants. **There is a $100 non-refundable deposit due before the start of the group to reserve your space, and the balance is due before the first week of class. Total cost is $300.

Please register by calling/texting Wendy at 479.381.1652 or emailing: wendy@wendyjpoole.com

Wendy is a licensed professional counselor, and she will facilitate the course. She is a CERTIFIED DARING WAY FACILITATOR and focuses on Resiliency via Narrative, Existential, CBT and Psychodynamic therapy/theory with individuals, couples, and groups in her private practice.