Daisy Delmore, LMHCA
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I believe that, although we are individuals, we were created for relationship. This is the core of who we are as humans and that we desire and pursue intimacy, which often creates family dynamics. As human beings, however, I understand that there are concerns and needs that come up that are sometimes difficult to navigate individually, in our relationships and families. We are often encouraged to be strong and walk through life bravely, no matter what the circumstances. Unfortunately, in life, we experience pain and suffering, death and destruction, and much trauma and loss. These experiences can leave us hurting and feeling empty and alone, not strong at all, which can lead us to need support, seek help and relief.
Whether you are coming to therapy due to loss, an explosive child, a difficult marriage, a deep relational wound, or an overwhelming struggle with anxiety, depression, or sadness— whatever the reason—your decision to seek therapy is a courageous and self empowering one. Participating in therapy is entering into the dark and painful parts of ourselves and our lives. This process allows us to come to know ourselves and others more fully, taking control of our own life, setting goals, and making positive choices so that we can experience life in a richer, more meaningful way. I recognize that this kind of change happens when the therapist and client join together to pursue the truth of the client’s experience.
This kind of joining or alliance puts in motion the natural process of growth that helps a client enter his or her pain and suffering, which ultimately strengthens the client’s sense of honesty, self-esteem, emotional tolerance, and their capacity for fulfilling relationships. I believe strongly in this kind of therapeutic alliance and trust it to be a powerful force for change. Possessing a genuine concern for the client and their pain. I aim to provide an intimate and safe space in therapy where clients can develop a new kind of relationship with me and transformation can occur.
I bring over 15 years counseling experience with a wide range of clients in a variety of treatment settings. I have experience counseling adolescents, youth, and adults providing services in outpatient community clinics, correctional facilities, in-home settings, churches and residential settings. My therapeutic approach is to bring an effective blend of: experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counseling process influenced by trainings in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, attachment theory, interpersonal, spirituality, motivational interviewing, rehabilitation and trauma recovery. I also offer over 15 years experience in church ministry, including some years in Pastoral ministry.
I received my Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern IL. University, with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with education in Christian Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate.
In my free time, I enjoy time with my family going out to dinner and movies with them. I am a lover of people, and love participating in fun events, traveling, and going to see good movies. I call Washington my home but still can’t get enough of visiting where I grew up, Chicago and Southern Illinois.
Researched modalities I use: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Trauma Focused and Solution-Focused
Specialties and areas of focus
- Behavioral issues
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic illness
- Domestic violence
- Dual Diagnosis
- Eating disorders
- Family conflict
- Life Transitions
- Relationship issues
- Suicidal ideation
Q&A with Daisy
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I am a therapist that likes to focus on the deeper issue to better resolve the immediate problem in order that it does not continue being a problem.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I like to lead the session as a way to “break the ice” and relieve clients of any pressure to begin and give them a moment to process their thoughts.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
My strengths are that I am a good listener, very empathetic of others concerns. I believe I am a focused clinician consistently studying to understand ways to help those in need find peace and direction to have a more productive life.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
If I had a super power, it would be “flying” like an eagle so that I can soar above and see clearer, then I could get around to help meet needs or prevent problems right on time!
5.) What makes you laugh?
What makes me laugh is seeing my older kids act silly dancing having fun because then I know they are not letting struggles get the best of them.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would have dinner with my grandmother who is no longer alive to tell her how thankful I am of all her sacrifice, love and encouragement she gave me that helped make me who I am today!