Carolyn B. Koch, M.A., LMHC
1. One of my favorite childhood memories is . . .
Learning how to dive backwards off of the swimming docks at camp.
2. I love being a mental health counselor because . . .
I love creative problem solving and helping others see how they can do it for themselves.
3. A life lesson I’ve learned from my clients is . . .
I don’t have to have all the answers because the goal is to help others find their own.
4. Three words that describe my counseling style are . . .
Shoulder to shoulder
5. When I’m not in counseling sessions, you’ll find me . . .
In a yoga class or with my cats… Yawn, so basic
6. Three people who inspire me are . . .
My mom, my husband, my kids.
7. A quote that I live by is . . .
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” -Simone Well
8. One thing guaranteed to push me out of my comfort zone is . . .
Performance of any kind
9. My best self-care technique is . . .
Going to yoga and breathing well.
10. This is how I found counseling and how counseling found me . . .
I learned early on that no matter what is going on around me, the best way to get through is to listen to others. Then in my first semester freshman year of college, a woman in one of my classes gave one presentation on Art Therapy, and another one on Frida Kahib. That was it for me!
11. One thing I could not live without is . . .
Laughter. Trees. Art.
12. If I were to tell a friend about mental health counseling, I would say . . .
Going to counseling should be as normal and necessary to health care as going to the doctor or the dentist!
13. The approaches I draw from in my counseling practice are . . .
CBT, art therapy, and (my newest find) compassion focused therapy.
14. Clients that challenge me the most have this in common . . .
The people who respond to stress by filling the room with sound… The ones who barely take a pause long enough to breathe.