Mrs. O’Connor joined Summit in October 2017 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Studio Art from James Madison University and her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Louise received her License of Professional Counseling in 1995 and is a member of the American Counseling Association. She is also a member and Board-Certified Counselor of the American Psychotherapy Association.
Louise works with adolescents, adults and families struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Louise also works with clients experiencing divorce, adoption, Autism Spectrum Disorders and the behavioral and emotional issues related to eating and body image.
Louise’s eclectic approach to therapy incorporates: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person – Centered Therapy, Adlerian and Solution – Based Therapy. Her past work experience and settings include Inpatient Substance Abuse treatment for adolescents, The United Way (William Byrd Community Center), Chesterfield Mental Health Department (Substance Abuse school-based groups), Commonwealth Parenting, St. Bridget’s School and other private outpatient therapy clinics.
Louise is married with three children and a chocolate lab, who keep her spare time occupied! She also enjoys playing tennis, sports, drawing & painting, reading, and any chance to get to the Bay.