Cotorey Seals


Clinical License

Illinois LPC 178.018822

Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC 180.010561


M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, conferred May 2022

B.A. in Secondary Education & Social Science, Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS

B.A. in Biblical Studies, Christian Leadership, and a Minor in Psychology, Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Faith Integration & Spirituality
  • Attachment & Family Of Origin
  • Artists & Performing Arts
  • Career & Purpose
  • Loss & Grief
  • Religious Trauma & Church Hurt
  • Attachment Theory
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Recovery
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

My Approach

Have you ever found yourself waking up to start a new day, but it looks like the one before?

This can seem like running in place on the treadmill of life, not really getting anywhere but certainly working up a sweat! Essentially, you’re stuck. Your past lingers in your mind, reminding you another mistake is coming in the future, so why even try? The frustration and confusion of being stuck but not being able to move forward can, in a moment, bring up an overcoming surge of emotions you can’t control. All of this can compound into fear of stepping into the unknown, especially if childhood traumatic experiences are an impact.

Positive change takes time and might look like setting goals you’re working toward accomplishing, taking a risk to start a new relationship with the special someone in the same friend group, or going after that job promotion posted on your company’s website. Fear poses as your friend to keep you safe, minimizing risks. However, fear is not friendly and forces you to entertain anxiety, depression, and trauma-induced stress. In order to move towards positive risks and change, we will explore fear’s role in your life so you can be free from its burden.

Take your next step toward growth.