Accepting new patients?No Availability: None at this Time Ages: 18+ Type of services: Virtual Appointments Only Office Location: Westerville / Telehealth Appointments Only *Fluent in Spanish
My work is directed by Humanistic principles, including genuineness, equality, and fostering greater awareness. In addition, I draw from evidence-based therapies (CBT, Mindfulness, CPT) in my work to best suit a particular client or problem. For me, therapy is a collaborative effort grounded on the strength of the therapeutic relationship, which itself can be transformative and curative.
I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, where my research focused on the social psychological principles of emotional experience and expression, as well as understanding the barriers to seeking professional psychological assistance. My education also includes a Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University, Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & English from Augustana College.
Some approaches I during counseling and therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Approaches/Interventions, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Unified Protocol, Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, and Motivational Interviewing.
"I am forever grateful to Dr. Olenik for helping to normalize my experiences with mental health, identify what is going on inside my brain, and exposing me to a plethora of tools available to help me navigate the constantly changing world of my OCD experience"