NOW OFFERING LIMITED EVENING APPOINTMENTS! When working with a therapist, you deserve individualized, personal service in a relaxed, comfortable environment. You will find help and support at Evans Counseling Center. I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With years experience as a therapist, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma therapy, adult survivor's of childhood sexual abuse, depression, and anxiety, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you searching for solutions, clarity, and peace within yourself, family, or situation? My goal is to work with individuals and/or families to increase clarity and to help gain insight into ways to solve problems in order to improve normal daily functioning. Parents, are you having problems with an oppositional, angry, moody, or sad child and looking for ways to help?
If you are someone who experienced a difficult childhood/early adulthood, I can probably guess a bit about you. You’re painfully hard on yourself…You feel like you are going crazy…You feel like you can’t trust yourself or anyone else and you wonder when those sleepless nights will ever end. There is another way! You can start to believe that you are ENOUGH and you MATTER! My 'heartbeat' is to guide women to find emotional freedom!
Depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image, anger, relationships, life changes -- all of these issues are part of the human condition. But to resolve these needs alone can be a very difficult journey. I have many years of counseling experience helping others to have a better understanding of their problems and how to best move forward to find some answers. Most individuals need to be heard and understood by an unbiased person. They need relief from the painful issues at hand. I've continued to receive training to keep up-to-date on the latest strategies, but it's my belief that developing a trusting, caring relationship is essential.
Hello! I am a licensed certified social worker specializing in trauma therapy. In order to help my clients heal, EMDR therapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy are among the types of therapy used. I often work with clients who are stuck. They are are not making progress alone or with other treatments. We will work together to identify the needs, goals, and what gets in the way of progress. We pay attention to healing the wounds that have occurred at whatever time in their life. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is newly being offered! We are now scheduling appointments at the ranch in May!
I see myself as an emotional fitness trainer. I can help you fine tune your communications skills, work on assertiveness, and improve self-esteem. I enjoy couple's work--helping each learn to understand and meet the other's needs, therefore enhancing the satisfaction of both.
I can help stressed and depressed individuals learn ways to take better care of themselves as they begin to listen to their bodies.
I have over 20 years experience as an Employee Assistance Professional, specializing in solution-focused therapy.
We all have times that events take a toll on us mentally and emotionally. In some aspect we may try to push them down or avoid the existence of the issue. Maybe we have associations of weakness or feelings of inadequacy if we acknowledge those feelings or issues. I’m an LPC, CFRC with 12 years previous experience as an EMT and Volunteer Firefighter. I am EMDR level 1 & 2 trained for trauma and PTSD therapy. Beyond responder therapy, I have experience with sexual abuse, codependency work, healing the inner child, and promoting your own self-worth.
My ideal client is struggling with accessing the answers to their discontent. They need a safe environment without fear of judgment, an environment that fosters self acceptance and growth. Their goals are to feel significant, valid, contributory, and in control of their thoughts and feelings. They want relief from their discontent in order have personal growth.
Having worked as a LCSW for over 24 years, I assist my clients in identifying the strengths and skills they already possess. Then strive to work with them to find practical skills that fit their lifestyle and are useful in helping them reach the goals they have set for themselves towards a much happier and peaceful life.
Rationally, you know you want to make a change. But emotionally you're stuck. You just can't get yourself to move forward and you may not know why. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief, you sense you need more than insight alone to achieve lasting change.
At times we need an outside perspective, and maybe just someone to listen to us, when life seems hard or complicated. My counseling style is warm, friendly, and, above all, genuine. EMDR trained, with a holistic/integrative therapy approach. In order to tailor treatment to each client's needs, I tend to pull from various tenets and modalities of evidence-based therapies. I focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and understand the mind-body connection; I am also trained in EMDR for trauma treatment.
"Am I the problem or is it everyone around me?" “Am I the only one who feels the way I do?” “I can’t seem to get things straight” “I thought my life would have turned out differently.” Is no one listening to you? Are you feeling scattered or that your priorities are out of touch? I want to listen to you and help you reorder your life in a meaningful way – one that you’re pleased with. "Ugh, every time I think about what he did to me, I get an upset stomach and can’t shake this feeling." If your relationship is on the rocks, reach out! Don't wait to reach out and find the happiness that you deserve and need. Call or text today!
My ideal client is any person struggling emotionally with anxiety, depression, identity issues and family conflicts. These are just a few of my passions in assisting clients to learn skills for a more emotionally fulfilled life. This begins by improving self-worth and self-esteem through setting attainable goals geared to each individual needs in order to reach their potential self. Life can be puzzling at times and a challenge to learn how to put the pieces back together in a functional way where you can "Thrive" and not just survive.
I specialize in treating grief and trauma, using EMDR in matters of unresolved disturbance. Whether someone suffers physical pain, anxiety, or the inability to sleep due to nightmares or disruptive memories, eye movement desensitization reprocessing can help alleviate the trauma of PTSD to help put the pieces of one’s life together following a disturbing event. Trauma takes many different forms as does healing, and healing disturbance is as individual as the individual him/herself. The best part of working with clients is helping to restore joy and insight to the client’s vision for life.
I am a seasoned, client-centered counselor with a thirty-three year work history that began in the U.S. Army. My work experience includes but is not limited to the following: Supervisory and management skills in clinical settings and program development. Extensive experience in counseling and case management for the following: offender populations; military and veteran populations; persons suffering from co-occurring disorders and brain injury; youth's suffering from emotional disturbance and substance abuse problems; persons suffering from anger disorders, mental illness, domestic violence, family systems and suicidality.
If you are in a crisis or life storm, and left feeling helpless, hopeless, or disappointed; there is HOPE. No matter what stage of life you are going through, or how scary the feelings and situations can be, brainspotting can help. I have been trained in brainspotting and have seen firsthand the healing it can bring. Our brains our powerful and unique, but often store unfinished business and unprocessed trauma which leaves emotional scars inside or even physical pain. But with this approach, you can leave feeling relieved and hopeful with quick responses.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, SEP, EMDR II, C-IAYT
***WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS TO OUR WAITLIST ONLY*** Your story is unique, and you deserve a therapist who will honor your experience. You’ve likely had painful, tough experiences, and you've probably tried to forget them. But no matter how hard you try, they keeps coming back up- in your brain, in your body, in your relationships. Hard things will be thrown our way, that's a fact of life, but what has happened doesn’t have to weigh you down any longer. Part of being human is having struggles, but part of being human is overcoming those struggles and finding joy and freedom again. I want to help YOU find that freedom!
Life can be hard; there are times when we all need a little help with life’s problems and challenges. Taking the step to see a therapist can be like opening a new door. I have a deep respect for the individual human spirit and a true belief in the therapeutic relationship as a means of creating change. I simply want to help anyone who wants to be helped.
Are you living your "best life possible"? Do you have difficulty motivating yourself? Avoid certain situations? Frequently angry? Feel the need to control everything? Often feel misunderstood? Have difficulty trusting people? Abusing alcohol or drugs, in unhealthy relationships, or have lost a lot of jobs? Feel overwhelmed? Dealing with the loss of someone you love? Was/is there abuse or trauma in your life? Sometimes all of this is connected in your mind. I will listen to you without judgement, help you express your feelings and thoughts and support you in making changes in your life so that you have your "best life possible".
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Hot Springs are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Hot Springs then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Hot Springs specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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