Meet Triniti

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

   Triniti N. Anderson, LPC, ASDCS

I am the owner and operator of Oak Lake Wellness. Thank you for visiting!

 

I have a master's degree in Professional Counseling from Rosemont College. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist (ASDCS) in the great state of Georgia. I have been working in the field of mental health and counseling for over 15 years.

 

I specialize in working with teens and young adults but see all patients ages 15+. The focus of my practice primarily centers on treating anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma (see the Services & Focus tab for a listing of all of my areas of focus).

 

I believe that mental health IS health and make this the center of my practice. I use a variety of techniques such as CBT, Mindfulness, Relaxation, and solution-focused techniques.  I work collaboratively with all of my patients were YOU are the captain and I am merely your compass. 

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Proven Techniques

There is no "one-size fits all" to therapy or treatment.  What may work for one person, may not work for you. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy and treatment, meaning that I use the most effective form of proven treatment that I believe will work best for you given your unique needs and goals. The most common techniques I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness (see below for details on these two treatments), but I am also trained in narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and creative therapy (treatment using art and narrative writing). 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic technique that has shown to be effective for a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, OCD, and much more. Studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. 

   CBT can help you:

  • Recognize distortions in your thinking that can create problems (such as anxiety, worry, and stress)

  • Transform your negative thinking patterns into more balanced and positive patterns of thinking

  • Gain a better understanding of your behavior and motivation (and that of others)

  • Use problem-solving skills to help you cope with difficult situations

  • Develop a greater sense of confidence in yourself and your abilities

 

   CBT can also help you:

  • Face your fears instead of avoiding them

  • Prepare you for potentially problematic interactions with others

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation is a practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. It combines meditation with the practice of mindfulness, which can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on "the now" so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment.

 

Techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves deep breathing and awareness of body and mind. Practicing mindfulness meditation doesn't require props or preparation (no need for candles, essential oils, or mantras, unless you enjoy them). To get started, all you need is a comfortable place to sit, three to five minutes of free time, and a judgment-free mindset.   

If you would like to learn more about CBT, or Mindfulness, or how I can best help you, please contact the office. I will be happy to answer all of your questions.