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For over 39 years my career path has encompassed varied aspects of the human services field. After being discharged from the Army, where I received my initial nurses training, I attended University of Southern California and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1976. My first professional position was with the LA County Sheriff’s Department as a staff psychologist, working with the deputies and their families. After that my nursing and counseling careers became intertwined. I worked as a methadone clinic director helping heroin addicts; worked as a nurse in Acute, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospice; worked as both a nurse and counselor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara; provided counseling services at Child Abuse Listening and Mediation; worked in the developmental disabilities field primarily as an administrator but also as a nurse and counselor; I also have provided classes/lectures in local forums, national and international forums . During the last 39 years, except for a few years, I have always had a private counseling/psychotherapy practice working with individuals and couples. On a personal note, I am married, have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I have been blessed with an exceptional and diverse career that has helped me immensely in relating to a wide variety of people and, because of the skills learned along the way, helped them change their lives.
I am now enjoying working as a full time counselor/psychotherapist in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo and also a part time instructor at Allan Hancock College.
RN # 490020
Humanistic-Existentialism – emphasizing taking personal responsibility as a way of taking control of your life and your problems. Rather than encouraging a passive victim role, the focus is on taking a conscious, active, responsible role in the problem. This empowers the person in dealing with their issues.
Although my orientation is grounded in Humanistic-Existentialism, because of my exposure to various forms and types of therapies over the years, I will also draw from what ever approach I feel will work best for you.
For more information about our counseling services or to set up an appointment, please call us anytime!
Ole von Frausing-Borch, LMFT
Center for Human Understanding and Growth
301 South Miller, Suite 112
Santa Maria, CA 93454