Clint Newell, MA, LPCC

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Testimonial
"Clint’s apt ability to listen is combined with a knowledge of how to ask the right questions. Instead of giving cheap answers, he will get you to the heart of a problem. He will give a straightforward answer when it is needed, but he loves asking questions that dig deeper than simple habit adjustment. He will challenge you to ask yourself the tough questions, which has helped me feel confident and equipped for future struggles. While he is always there to help, you can tell Clint’s goal is to get you to a place where you have the tools to overcome your own obstacles."
        -Chris, La Quinta, CA  
 
How I Can Help
People come to counseling for a variety of reasons but most of the people I work with say that they feel "stuck" in their situation. Sometimes counseling is simply about changing perspective. My approach to counseling starts with  highlighting patterns in thinking that could be causing symptoms in the form of behavior and mood problems. Many of the clients I see are coming in because they are depressed or facing some kind of crisis. A shift in thinking could be all that it takes to make real changes in how they feel and act, especially how they act in relationships. I also teach concrete skills to help clients manage difficult emotions, situations and relationships. Hope can feel lost in our problems. Something that I have learned from my clients is that hope is never truly lost. In my role as as counselor, I get to remind people that hope remains and help them build on it through treatment.
 
About
I am a licensed therapist (LPCC license #25). I have lived here in the desert for 5 years now. I have a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education, with 10 years of experience working as a professional counselor. Much of my professional experience has been working with adults and teens along with their families as they struggle with addictions, relationship problems, legal problems, mental illness, and sexual compulsive behaviors. I define wellness as feeling like needs have been met in several areas: physical health, mental health, healthy relationships, physical needs and spiritual needs. I encourage clients to define this for themselves.
 
Theory
Counseling should focus on helping you reach your goals. Many of my clients have come for help in troubling life circumstances and want to enjoy life and feel more motivated. My philosophy about therapy is simple - I encourage clients to do more of what is working and less of what is not. Professional counseling services are tailored to meet the needs of individuals and families. 
 
My theoretical approach to treatment is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This combination has been proven to be highly effective in working with clients struggling with addiction, depression and anxiety. These two approaches compliment each other and allow me to help clients address their symptoms as well as the underlying problems that have caused their symptoms. Most clients report a significant decrease in symptoms by the forth session.


Clint Newell Reaches

Palm Desert CA