New Path Counseling was founded in 2019 in an effort to increase community access to high quality counseling and affordable counseling services.
Molly Harris-Potch, LMFT #108142
Molly is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been working in mental health for over 5 years. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is a certified facilitator with Prepare and Enrich program, a resource to help empower premarital and married couples.
Molly specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender expansive/gender diverse and non-binary folks. Molly is a sex-positive therapist with knowledge and experience working with polyamorous/ethical non-monogamous individuals and families. Working with individuals navigating a wide range of issues, including depression, relationship issues, trauma and anxiety, Molly also has helped support other individuals working in the mental health field through counseling.
Molly believes that the most important goal of therapy is to provide clients with a comfortable, safe, and peaceful environment to help make positive changes. It is her belief that therapy is a very individualistic experience and requires understanding, empathy, and flexibility.
April Gollnick-Licenik, LMFT #108103
I am a trauma-certified therapist, specializing in working with adults who have childhood trauma and/or attachment-based wounding. When working with you, I will be coming from a trauma informed, developmental, humanistic and holistic lens. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Narrative Therapy. I also incorporate self-compassion, parts work, and somatic based interventions to help work towards reconnecting the whole Self. I will be asking you “where are you feeling that in your body.” Yes, I know it is cliché, however, with trauma, our emotions become our enemies. Learning to accept them, listen to them, and work with them is important in reconnecting the mind and the body. I understand this is scary and I will work with you in developing your relationship with your body and your emotions.
That being said, I believe the goal of therapy is to understand the “Why” in “why do I feel this way?” Many times, symptoms are related to the bigger picture of one’s life. There can be obvious influences, such as single incident trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, and natural disasters; and there can be covert influences, such as intergenerational trauma, community-based trauma, societal stressors, emotional abuse, implicit memories, and caregiver neglect or mis-attunement to name a few. Many of these covert influences often lead to shame and shame alone can be debilitating. When you can better understand the “Why,” you can start to change the narrative away from “what is wrong with me” to one that can show appreciation to the self and all of your wonderful intricacies.