WHAT WOW IS NOT
WOW IS NOT COUNSELING OR PSYCHOTHERAPY—I am a trained and experienced Psychotherapist/Counselor. This website is NOT Psychotherapy or Counseling. Psychotherapy/Counseling is an intimate, one on one experience, an art form, an unfurling of the psyche slowly over time with the Therapist acting as guide and witness as the client works toward agreed upon treatment goals.
My master’s degree was not just a higher education degree in Counseling, it is a Master’s of Education in Community Counseling. I was trained by amazing educators and connect to education as a road to empowerment in ways that may differ from other professionals whose higher education mental health degrees were not through the College of Education. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor's of Art in Psychology from the College of Science. If you didn’t go to college and the terminology is confusing, it’s not you—it’s confusing. Basically, I learned just as much about teaching as mental health. While I do educate as part of a Psychotherapy one on one experience with me, this site is only an informative and educational one for the masses.
If you have a current or chronic mental health diagnosis and/or are medicated from a medical professional for anything related to emotional or mental health I believe you should be required to work with a Licensed Professional Counselor/Psychotherapist(LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker( LCSW). Currently, medical professionals have no requirements to enforce mental health treatments when prescribing drugs for mental health issues. Consider this in our current national climate of power and influence of Pharmaceutical lobbyists, addiction, and overdoses in America. You must be smart, informed, and above all your own health advocate. Always follow your doctor’s orders and never adjust your meds on your own. Seek a different medical opinion if you need or desire—this is your right, and more, your responsibility. If your professional is resistant to your questions about your care or dismisses your concerns, know you have every right to seek other opinions. Your local pharmacist is an accessible, available and free resource to check in about the combinations of all medications and supplements, in addition to your prescribing physician. Again, always follow doctor's orders and seek out other opinions as needed for your care and safety.
You and your Counselor/Psychotherapist may choose to use WOW as an additional resource to the professional one-on-one experience of Psychotherapy/Counseling. If you are ‘on the fence’ do yourself a favor and seek out a few live and in person therapists in your area. Psychology Today is a fantastic resource to link you to professionals in your town and many offer a free phone consultation. If you are here, you are probably a Feeler, and how you process. So stop being ‘on the fence’ or overthinking it and give yourself permission to feel out the potential of a Counselor/Psychotherapist in your life by talking to a few.
WOW IS NOT A GATEWAY TO COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH NIKKI EISENHAUER M.Ed., LPC, LCDC. Through the WOW website, Sonder & Solace Sessions are offered. A Sonder & Solace Session may be utilized so I can hear your story and help connect you to the right type of healer for your issues, personality, schedule, lifestyle, etc. It is my sincerest wish to get the whole world healthy and this starts with YOU.
WOW IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE—If you are in emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately.