Credentials

Credentials and methods matter to you. I respect that.

Beth Luwandi Lofstrom, Licensed Professional Counselor, Ohio, License number: C.1400489. I also practice in the role of Life Coach when requested and appropriate.

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Online Counselling

Education:

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. suma cum laude

Master of Arts in Teaching, English Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota all but thesis. Original research: Measuring the Impact of Self-Naming (including evaluation of labels placed by others) on Quality of Writing Voice in a Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Classroom as a Means toward Pluralism. GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing Emphasis, Music Minor, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, magna cum laude.

Influences:

  • Theory and Methods: Virginia Satir, Erik Erickson, Carl Rogers, Irv Yalom, Albert Ellis;
  • Enneagram Personality : Don Riso and Richard Hudson;
  • Relationship and Couples Counseling: Terry Real, John Gottman, Esther Perel, Helen Fisher.  Find recommended book titles from these authors and others under the Resources tab.

I’m a natural Existentialist, a practitioner of mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, a client-centered clinician, a humanist. The Enneagram Personality Typology is my favorite personality index.

My Work

Founder, Whole Human Therapy, 2015™ or WHat Therapy (for short)  including: Clean, Non-Blaming Communication or CNBC™, The Love Equation,™ Human Parts Chart,™ the Nuclear Meltdown,™ and the book: After the Affair: Healing for the Offender (C) 2017.  In the works: Clean, Non-Blaming Communication: STOP TALKING your Relationship to Death. Attract what you crave and leave the conflicts, power struggle, and frustration behind.

Additional Methods:

Many of the techniques, methods, and tools used in WHaT Therapy (TM) are original, specific to individuals. They are based on understanding personality, brain science, and best practices and designed to be easily accessible, and highly effective. Some techniques, methods, and tools stem from modalities in Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Emotion Focused Individual Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Relational Life Therapy, (Terry Real), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Gestalt, Experiential Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). We’ll choose what fits you and has the highest potential to get you where you want to be.

Affiliations

  • Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society and Professional Association for Counselors.
  • Greater Cincinnati Counselor’s Association, member in good standing, 2018.
  • American Counselor’s Association, member in good standing, 2018.

Appearances

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