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The Center’s new therapist brings added dimensions to services
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Taisa Carvalho Mick is the new therapist at The Center for Counseling & Consultation.

The new therapist at The Center for Counseling & Consultation, 5815 Broadway, wants her clients to know that one of her goals is “to provide a safe and comfortable environment where self-discovery, growth and healing can unfold.”

Taisa Carvalho Mick recently joined The Center’s staff, offering individual and group sessions for those age 12 and older.

“While my experience is varied, I specialize in trauma, problematic sexual behaviors and personality disorders,” Carvalho Mick noted. “I also treat depression and bipolar disorder, as well as eating and dissociative disorders.

“I absolutely love being a therapist,” she added. “I am here to provide guidance, consistency and stability as you navigate difficult emotions that at times may feel unbearable. Since I am well-versed in various treatments, we will find the best fit for you.”

Another goal is to form a “strong, genuine therapeutic alliance” with her clients.

“This alliance can happen as I practice patience, active-listening skills and empathy,” Carvalho Mick said. “This can serve as the greatest mechanism for change, along with the treatment modalities.”

These modalities include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

After being at The Center for only a short time, Carvalho Mick is impressed with the “warm and welcoming staff. This is an enjoyable environment and I look forward to coming to work.

“It is obvious that everyone here really cares about people and their mental health. The therapists, medical staff and others go above and beyond to care for clients with compassion and professionalism.”

Carvalho Mick is a licensed psychologist with a master’s in clinical psychology from Fort Hays State University. She also is nearing completion of the requirements to become a licensed addiction counselor.

“I constantly want to increase the depth of my knowledge and keep learning,” the therapist said.

Her professional background includes serving as an intern at the FHSU Health & Wellness Center and teaching a psychology class. She also has been in private practice.

Julie Kramp, executive director at The Center, said “Taisa is such an enthusiastic individual who brings a great deal of energy and passion to recovery for her clients. Having her join our clinical team expands our ability to serve our community. We are thrilled to welcome Taisa to The Center.”

The Center for Counseling & Consultation is a Community Mental Health Center serving Barton, Pawnee, Rice and Stafford counties. Professionally trained personnel offer: individual and group therapy; marriage and family counseling; community-support services; community-based services; psychosocial rehabilitation; peer support; and medication management. The confidential 24/7 crisis hotline number is 800-875-2544.