Who is Dr. Westrope?
Dr. Sandra K. Westrope
Dr. Westrope possesses three doctorate degrees in psychology and religion. This extensive training provides the knowledge and experience to work in an environment where we can treat mind, body and spirit. Dr. Westrope has been a practicing counseling psychologist since 1982 - that's over 35 years!
Doctor of Science in Counseling Psychology (Ph.D) (three clinical specialties in Children Counseling Strategies, Adult Survivors of Incest and Abused Women and Children) - Johns Hopkins University/Rochville University - 1982 - graduated Summa Cum Laude
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) and Doctor of Philosophy of Religion (Ph.D) - Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Evangelical Lutheran
Dr. Westrope's studies include children counseling strategies, consultation skills, family therapy, the counseling process, professional psychology issues, psychotherapy theories, counseling the young child and counseling adolescents. She possesses three clinical specialities.
Dr. Westrope achieved the Award of Excellence from Rochville University for her work on the Counseling Psychology Project in 1982. She also achieved the Certificate of Distinction for outstanding performance in Children Counseling Strategies. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, first in her class!
Dr. Westrope was always very involved in the student activity and academic environment and achieved a Certificate of Membership in the Students' Council at Rochville University. Dr. Westrope is also a graduate alumnus of Johns Hopkins University, and undergraduate alumnus of the University of Maryland and Penn State University.
Dr. Westrope has worked several years with women's shelters and also as a managed mental healthcare case worker. She has more than 30 years experience in clinical psychology. She has extensive knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions. She is trained to distinguish all aspects of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. Dr. Westrope is capable of giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made. Dr. Westrope also does fee-for-service work for local clinics.
Holistic counseling goes beyond the traditional form of psychology. Dr. Westrope, holistic counselor and PhD, says holistic counseling "does not require labeling, psychoanalyzing, or prescribing medicine." It can, however, be "used as an adjunct to clinical psychology." This form of therapy can speed up the healing process and provide deep emotional release safely and efficiently. It aims to heal patients on all levels, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Holistic counselors use a variety of therapies to bring their patients back to wellness. There are several different forms of counseling such as psychotherapy, art therapy, music therapy, sex therapy, life coaching and Gestalt therapy. Other methods may include nutritional counseling, massage, spiritual guidance, Reiki and hypnosis.
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