Twyla S. O'Callaghan, APC, NCC, CCTP
Twyla received her Master's at Georgia State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her B.A. in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Before entering the counseling field, Twyla lived and worked with people living in poverty in Southeast Asia. This experience enhanced her perspective and belief that all people are worthy of a well-lived life, and she found she could help others in a practical way through counseling.
Twyla has experience working with a variety of clients in the areas of trauma experienced from childhood through adulthood, LGBTQ challenges, emerging adults, life transitions, inter-personal relationships, anxiety, depression, HIV/AIDS diagnosis, and substance abuse. Twyla is also trained and experienced in career counseling, in which career identification, career development, identifying barriers, and career transitions can be explored.
Another passion Twyla has is working with adult adoptees, adoption adjustments, transracial and transnational adoptees. In her experience, she understands the importance and complexity of how attachment, multicultural integration, and identity unfold in each person's life. The development and grief of adoptees is a lifelong process.
Twyla's approach leans toward a psychodynamic perspective, while integrating somatic techniques, including EMDR. She finds it instrumental to identify behavioral motivations and the various influences that contribute to each person's challenges with life. She also values the role of power dynamics in relationships. Creating a space that is safe and discovering how each individual's journey is unique to each client is a priority to her practice.
Twyla S. O'Callaghan is operating under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director, Andrew R. Warnecke, LPC.