When we live our authentic truth, it connects us to our natural resiliency. This strength gives us the power to face even our most difficult challenges. Whether you are depressed, anxious, grieving a loss, or experiencing change in your relationships, learning how to build your natural strengths, of mind, body, and emotions, will create well-being. Life offers us the opportunity to learn and grow, and sometimes this can be painful. As your therapist, my job is to provide you with supportive listening, authentic presence, and teach you practical tools that support your health and healing. You are worth it!
I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals dealing with disease, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and other life hardships. I have successfully helped my clients become better equipped to manage their problem lists and assist them in changing their perspective on life. I incorporate a variety of theoretical perspectives including strength, systems, cognitive, and behavioral. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Where you have goals for your future, I want to help you achieve them. If you do not have goals, I hope to help you find some. I see it as my job to help you develop good and optimistic goals for yourself. I also want to help you with the problems and challenges that are in your way to a successful future. My aim is to assist you and encourage you, and hopefully to inspire you in your thoughts about your future. Part of my job is to help you find ways to see your strengths and defeat your self-doubt. Where you lack hope, I hope to help you gradually replace self-doubt and uncertainty with hope.
I commend you for searching for help! My empathetic, caring, and encouraging approach along with my education, specialized training, and life experiences continues to be of help to most people, while having a niche with tween/teen boys, men, veterans, couples, and parents. My life experience with adoption, military life, leading non-profits, marital challenges, men's issues, raising teens, overcoming addictions, and struggles with faith may also help you. Training to help with trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety with Brainspotting and EMDR can provide the healing you and your loved one's have been seeking for some time.
My goal is to help you feel less alone and overwhelmed by the challenges life can present. Whether it's panic attacks, social anxiety, sadness, apathy, lack of motivation, anger, relationship conflict, or other concerns, we'll work on a solution. I understand how limiting psychological distress can be and am passionate about helping you start living a more meaningful and engaged life. I draw from the insights of psychodynamic theorists to explore unconscious motivations, from the wisdom of interpersonal thinkers to understand your relationships, and from the science of cognitive behavioral researchers to change your thinking and attitudes.
Right now you are well on your way to finding just the right therapist - It is not easy shopping for a therapist - yet I find so many courageous people realize positive life-changing outcomes after working with the right one. If you value life experience, education, a direct and honest approach, empathy and compassion (a little humor here and there, too), then there's a good chance you'd benefit from counseling with me.
I do my best work with teens and young adults who are struggling with what I call 'adulting'. When suffering and feeling stuck take over, life can feel impossible to manage. With support, you can become your best self and learn to lead a healthy balanced life. I help people with issues that often overlap such as depression and anxiety or addiction and depression. Overall, I see young people who are afraid of living, who have not been able to explore and determine their purpose in life. We all need purpose. We need to feel functional and competent. Therapy sessions offer a space for this self-discovery and instilling hope.
Reaching out for help and support takes courage. Finding a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with is the first step to making positive changes in your life. My hope as a therapist is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to heal from past or present pain, grow with self insight, and ultimately live a more enjoyable and meaningful life. I value and respect the differences in people and use a collaborative and non-judgmental approach when working with people. Please browse my website to learn more about my practice or call for a free consultation.
We all experience struggles in life with its unpredictable twists and turns. You are making a huge step in obtaining support to begin a journey of healing and growing. My goal is to provide a nurturing environment, empathetic and caring where clients feel safe to explore their lives. Over ten years of experience with therapy focus in relief from interpersonal distresses such as anxiety, depression, breaking negative cycles, healing of emotional wounds, trauma, grief/loss, repairing and improving relationships. I focus working with individuals, men and women, young adults, teens and children.
If you’ve landed here, you are no doubt considering making some changes in your life and I'm glad to see that you are exploring your options for feeling better. People I work with typically feel worried, sad, overwhelmed or stressed, or are coping with grief--before, during, or after--an important loss. Feeling stuck in old ways of thinking or behaving, having problematic relationships, or just plain feeling uncomfortable with the status quo and desiring to improve their quality of life are also common themes that bring people to my office.
DON’T. STAY. STUCK. You do not have to work through life’s challenges alone. If you are going through a transition, if you are having relationship issues, experiencing anxiety or depression or you are feeling overwhelmed with current events, I would like to help you navigate these challenges. I help empower individuals and couples to overcome difficulties by exploring complex emotions and behaviors and targeting unhealthy thought patterns.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost, confused and without hope. Other times, we may just be stuck. This is where therapy comes in. I believe the relationship we create together is the foundation for great therapy. I want you to experience relief! Therefore, I utilize an individualized approach to address life's many challenges, inspiring growth. I am confident that the journey of therapy can greatly improve one's quality of life.
Helping people struggling with ADHD and trauma is my passion. I see ADHD as a different way to see and learn, not necessarily a "disorder." I enjoy working with clients who are ready to find ways to increase their quality of life. Another focus of treatment is exploring unresolved trauma that impacts functioning. It's amazing how processing these events changes the way you react to stress. The difference is processing from the mid brain. Brainspotting is used to accomplish this necessary part of healing. It literally speeds up therapy. Let's talk and decide if it can help.
Do often find yourself wondering what you can do to feel better? Do you feel sad or feel that you have no energy or oomph? Do you want a break from the stress? Maybe you are worried about your child and not sure how to help them. You may wonder if you will ever find answers to your problems. It seems like you’ve tried everything but nothing works, at least not for very long. Maybe you've even tried therapy before, but it's only helped temporarily. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure it’s someone who you can really connect with and also someone who will keep you in the loop.
My nursing experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, BrainSpotting sessions. With over 30 years of experience including Pediatric ICU, pre-hospital helicopter transport, and Emergency Medicine, I strive to help the healers in my community. I would like the opportunity to help you process the daily trauma your jobs create and guide you to a place with more peace and less stress. I have been there and I would like to help you. I am accepting new clients and include individual, couple, and/or group therapy sessions.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, CCM
Hi! I am so happy that you are here and reading my personal statement. This means that you are one step closer to attaining your goals and embarking on a therapeutic journey. I am excited and honored to support you on this path towards growth and wellness. I know that changes are hard, but I am hoping that throughout our collaboration, we can work through these changes and processes together to improve your quality of life and help you build skills that can support your day to day functions.
Are you feeling hopeless and stuck? Is past trauma impacting you from living a fulfilled life? Are you struggling with your relationships with family and friends? Are you being triggered daily and reliving old trauma? Past traumatic experiences can impact every facet of our current life, if it hasn’t been processed. Do you want to thrive instead of struggle? If you have experienced trauma in your past that's impacting your relationships and quality of life, trauma informed therapy can make it possible to live through trauma instead of trauma limiting your ability to be the best version of yourself.
I offer both therapeutic and diagnostic services. In therapy, clients who benefit most are motivated to work toward change. They seek to improve their moods and progress toward their goals, whether related to relationships, careers, or health. I also supervise an unlicensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She helps them improve family and peer interactions, handle emotional challenges, and master self-control. I’m committed to a practice centered around empathy, caring, and acceptance. I believe establishing deep connections with clients leads to helping them achieve their goals.
Hi. The decision to seek therapy is often very difficult yet in every crisis there is opportunity. What I do know is that your happiness, your well-being, your ability to find joy for yourself and in your relationships is available to you. I have been a licensed therapist for over 15 years and have worked with different issues bringing people to therapy. Whether you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or other challenges for many years or you're facing some current new challenges, I can assist you with finding options and ways to access places inside of yourself to help you heal.
You are making a huge step in reaching out for help right now! I understand how overwhelming it can be choosing the right therapist for you. My hope is that in choosing to work with me, you will find a safe and supportive environment where you can work through some of life's toughest issues. I feel confident that I can give you the tools you need to get through this trial. I have been successfully helping individuals, couples and families get un-stuck for over a decade. I hope you will give me the chance to help you too!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Carmichael 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 Carmichael 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Carmichael, or Child Psychologists in Carmichael.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Carmichael psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Carmichael 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.