Ms. Carole Feist, MA

Telehealth, Merrillville

Education

School:
Valparaiso University

Degree:
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Additional Certificates:

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Ms. Carole Feist earned her MA in Clinical Counseling from Valparaiso University.  Ms. Feist currently approaches therapy with elements of person-centered therapy, reality/choice theory, existential therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Additionally, she has therapeutic interests in internal family systems therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), polyvagal theory, wilderness and adventure therapy, therapeutic yoga, trauma-informed approaches, and more.

Her passions include incorporating diet/nutrition, exercise, and nature into a holistic and integrative approach to mental health.  She believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ therapy; therapy is individualized based on the client and their needs, which may even change over the course of therapy.  One of the core foundations of Ms. Feist’s approach is providing a safe space for client’s to express themselves and their inner world.  

Ms. Feist is currently earning both a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in Trauma-Informed Care at Valparaiso University.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a certificate in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.  

Carole is the 2021-2022 president of Zeta Sigma Chi (Valparaiso’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international counseling honor society), and a member of both the American Counseling Association and Counselors for Social Justice.  She is also the recipient of Valparaiso University’s 2021 Kay Lechner Leadership and Service Award.

 

Issues Treated

Behavioral Issues
Child or Adolescent
Coping Skills
Depression
Dual Diagnosis
Emotional Disturbance
Self Esteem
Substance Use Disorders
Trauma and PTSD
Mood Disorders

Specialties

Trauma
Mood disorders
Anxiety
Anger
LGBTQ+

Session Types

Telehealth
Individual Therapy

Age Specialties

Elders (65+)
Adults
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Children (6 to 10)

Types of Therapy

Individuals
Attachment-based
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Emotionally Focused
Existential
Integrative
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Person-Centered
Psychoanalytic
Reality Therapy
Strength-Based
Trauma Focused