Tim Bizelli, M.S.E LPC
You Deserve to Feel Great. I’m Here to Help.
Adolescence is a difficult time. Teenagers are struggling with a lot of responsibility and new desires for independence and freedom. They no longer feel like kids, but they aren’t quite adults yet either. This can lead to feeling misunderstood, angry, and trapped.
At Tim Bizelli Counseling LLC we try to make teenagers feel safe in a variety of ways. We use normalization activities to build rapport and we implement CBT with our teens I have had great retention with teens and this counseling service provides as a safe haven and an environment of healing for our teens. Developing social skills, communication skills, emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, and learning healthy coping skills are common areas I have and continue to work with teens on.
Clinical Areas of Expertise.
· Asperger’s Syndrome
· Bipolar Disorder
· Domestic Violence
· Dual Diagnosis
· Emotional Disturbance
· Relationship Issues
· Suicidal Ideation
· Parenting Issues
My Approach & Philosophy
Approach: My treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based therapy, Family Systems, and Christian Counseling.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an effective combination of talk therapy and behavioral therapy. CBT is a type of psychotherapy in which patients reframe negative thinking patterns into positive thoughts. Transforming one’s thoughts will ultimately result in positive actions and behaviors in difficult moments. CBT can be useful to individuals suffering from eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. During CBT, patients have the opportunity to work with a therapist to find the source of negative thinking and transform those thoughts into a positive, growth mindset. The ultimate goal of CBT is to replace negative thoughts and actions with productive behaviors that make the individual feel equipped to overcome any difficult moment.
Individuals will recognize how their thinking influences their emotions and will establish personalized coping mechanisms. Working with a therapist to find effective and personalized coping mechanisms will ultimately help individuals identify and manage thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in real-world situations. (According to Psychology Today)
What is Strength Based Therapy?
Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable. ( According to Psychology Today )
What is Family Systems Therapy?
Family systems therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals resolve their problems in the context of their family units, where many issues are likely to begin. Each family member works together with the others to better understand their group dynamic and how their individual actions affect each other and the family unit as a whole. One of the most important premises of family systems therapy is that what happens to one member of a family happens to everyone in the family. (According to Psychology Today)
What is Christian Counseling?
Christian counseling is a therapy focus area centering on intertwining the disciplines of faith and psychology to provide an approach to mental and emotional health that pulls from biblical teachings. Practitioners of this style of counseling incorporate religious scripture and teachings to guide you through challenging life issues. When facing turbulent life events, integrating and strengthening your faith may be the missing piece in finding proper treatment. A Christian counselor can help you to navigate life’s challenges in ways that respect your faith. (According to Therapy Tribe)
Get In Touch
8759 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Ofallon MO 63366
Phone # 636-678-4328
Our New Location
965 Anglum Rd
Hazelwood Mo 63042
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 8:00pm
Same-day appointments may be available