Bonnie Fitts is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Distance Certified Counselor known for her optimistic outlook and the sense of hope she holds for the clients she serves. In addition to working with adults experiencing anxiety and depression, she has extensive experience working with children who are anxious and parents who are struggling with their children’s behavioral challenges. Bonnie’s professional passions include helping clients of all ages resolve anxiety, OCD symptoms, phobias and panic attacks. She also enjoys working with women who are struggling to work through relationship issues. Bonnie has had additional training in advanced assessment of mental health problems, play therapy techniques, family systems, grief & depression, substance abuse assessment, Gottman methods, and advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques.
Despite additional trainings in techniques, Bonnie considers herself a creative and eclectic humanistic therapist at heart and adjusts therapy to meet the needs of each individual client. Whether using client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play, art or sand therapy, she feels it’s important for clients to provide feedback after sessions to determine that we’re on the right track and a client feels listened to and supported. Overall, Bonnie believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important driving force to move clients toward their therapy goals. No matter which framework utilized, clients frequently find Bonnie’s style down-to-earth, humanistic, non-judgmental, and with a dash or two of laughter included.
Originally from the New England area, Bonnie earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology at Union Institute and University in Brattleboro, Vermont. As a child, Bonnie was a military “brat” and traveled frequently. Married for over 27 years, her husband is in the military currently and she understands the challenges facing military families with deployments, re-integration, and other stressors. Bonnie has two adult children who she homeschooled for many years. Currently, she enjoys living in her country home with her husband and their West Highland Terrier, Banjo.