Brent Showalter

Brent is guided by innate curiosity to help clients recognize and realize their inner potential for change. In the rush of modern life, we are often disconnected from our truest selves. Therapy is a safe space to explore personal meaning and gather insights to help us live more fully. All are deserving of authentic empathy and connectedness and Brent is committed to meet each client where they are in life.

With a background in research, Brent draws upon evidence-based approaches to help you develop skills to function more effectively. As a practitioner of cultural humility, Brent believes in non-judgmental and supportive counseling that values your unique lived experience. Together on a shared journey, we will discuss your past, present, and future as we explore your needs and create new directions for your life. Brent is passionate about Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness, and believes these ancient practices can help us reframe (and lessen) our suffering and understand ourselves more deeply.

Specialties

· LGBTQIA Issues

· Identity Development

· Career Counseling

· Stress Management

· Trauma

· Addiction

· Self-esteem

· Anxiety

· Depression

· Perfectionism

· Stress Management

· Mindfulness and Meditation

· Buddhism

· Spirituality

Although Brent utilizes an integrative approach that is tailored to best meet the needs of his clients, he has training in:

· Existential Therapy

· Person-centered Therapy (PCT)

· Psychodynamic Therapy

· Narrative Therapy

· Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)

· Feminist Therapy

· Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

 

 

Brent holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri and a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University. After completing his first master’s degree, Brent went on to lead research and assessment efforts at the National Center for Urban Education which works to prepare justice-oriented and community-minded educators for urban schools. Brent is currently working towards his M.Ed. in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago. —

 

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