Twyla S. O'Callaghan, APC, NCC, CCTP

"I value the uniqueness and beauty of each client. In my experience, I have witnessed how the human mind and body tenaciously pursue healing. It’s my goal for clients to discover what works well for them and shift to one's authentic, dynamic self.”

Twyla has experience working with clients in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma throughout the life span, emerging adults, relationship difficulties, racial identity, LGBTQ+ challenges, life transitions, and spirituality. Twyla is also trained and experienced in career counseling, in which career identification, development, and transitions can be explored.

Another passion Twyla has is working with adult adoptees, transracial and transnational adoptees, parents adopting, and biological mothers who have relinquished children. Twyla understands the complexity of how attachment, grief, multicultural integration, and identity unfold in a person's life. The development and grief of everyone involved in the adoption triad is a lifelong process.

Twyla is trained in EMDR therapy, which can guide clients to the root of unwanted behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. This results in regulated emotions. She finds it instrumental to identify behavioral motivations and the various influences that contribute to each person's challenges in life. Twyla also values the role of power dynamics in relationships. Creating a space that is safe and discovering how each individual's journey is unique is a priority to her practice.

Twyla is recognized as a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She received her Master's at Georgia State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her B.A. in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.

Trainings and Certifications
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Offerings
EMDR intensives
EMDR for children, adolescents, and adults
EMDR for pain
Adoptee groups
Career counseling


Twyla S. O'Callaghan is operating under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director, Andrew R. Warnecke, LPC.