I am glad you are here. My name is Nicholas Bolton. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Columbus, OH. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups in my private practice.
E-Counseling, online audio/video sessions, now available to the entire State of Ohio. I invite you to look around and contact me below.
Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy
Nicholas Bolton Counseling, LLC
Are you in a life transition? Do you often feel overwhelmed, in a fog or disconnected? Are your relationships not ideal? Do you have difficulty slowing down, relaxing and getting restorative sleep? Does anxiety or depression seem to hold you back?
If any of these are true or you simply want to live a more authentic life and practice moving toward who/what is important to you then I may be of help.
I do not place my clients in boxes, apply confining labels, nor use 'cookie cutter' approaches which are common in many healthcare systems.
I believe we are each unique and therefore I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for.
E-Counseling Now Available To The Entire State of Ohio
E-counseling, sometimes referred to Telehealth, allows the client and counselor to meet through audio and video over the internet. I utilize a secure, HIPAA compliant, web-based technology (similar to Skype, but easier to use) in conjunction with webcams to provide two-way, interactive video counseling sessions over the internet. Clients can see and interact with me (and I with them) in real time, as if we were in the same room.
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My approach is informed by current research and training in trauma, attachment theory, the contextual and behavioral sciences, neuroscience, and polyvagal theory. I have received 216 hours of post-graduate training in body-oriented trauma resolution therapy and I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and have received the SEP certificate. (https://traumahealing.org)
My background in psychology, the experiential arts and behavioral health brings a unique blend of professional experiences to my work as a community counselor and group facilitator. Click below to learn more about my background and clinical experiences.
“As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself…The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.”
-Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Although only recently embraced by Western psychology, mindfulness practices and techniques have been part of many Eastern philosophies, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Tai Chi, Hinduism, and most martial arts, for thousands of years. The various definitions of it revolve around bringing non-judgmental consciousness to the present experience, so it can be considered the art of conscious living.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
The name “acceptance and commitment therapy” reflects a key message: accept what is out of your personal control and commit to action that improves your life. It’s a very active form of therapy. It’s not just talking about your problems and feelings. Our aim here is to work together as a team, to help you be the sort of person you want to be and build the sort of life you want to live.
Somatic Experiencing™ (SE) is a naturalistic, body-oriented approach for healing from traumatic or overwhelming life situations and chronic stress with a specific focus on emotional regulation, arousal modulation, and the biological discharge, release and completion of self-protective responses (orienting / fight / flight / freeze).