Among my primary goals as a therapist are to be authentic, compassionate and supportive, providing an atmosphere that feels safe and encouraging to my clients. Other important goals include honoring the cultural values and spiritual beliefs of my clients. I love the challenge of helping my clients discover how they have become entangled in self-sabotaging behaviors that have led to their distress and loneliness and then helping them explore options that will result in their achieving greater happiness, self-confidence and sense of personal power.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* - "Will I ever be able to change and get back my life?" This question haunts many of us as life has a way of bringing difficulties that leave us wounded and disconnected. As our pain deepens, we develop coping strategies to numb and protect ourselves. These painful experiences and defense patterns can have long-lasting detrimental effects that deprive us of joy and meaning. However, although painful, these places of darkness can be catalysts to rewrite our story and move us towards healing. Your story can be one of restoration, resiliency, and joy.
I have worked with victims of crime and trauma since 1989. I had a 15-year career in law enforcement and have worked in the mental health field since 2004. I have a private practice specializing in mental health treatment for victims of crimes and emergency service personnel. I provide EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide trainings around the country about the impact of trauma and how to help people heal. I am the author of The PTSD Workbook for Teens. I have a therapy dog named Hugo.
Specializing in teenage males and young adult males. Is your son struggling? Do they need help now? Do you want to do whatever you can to help him? Your son’s teens and twenties can be some of the most challenging and important years of their lives. Hurdles are naturally built into these years. Behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, confidence, problems at school, and emerging defiance are some of the more prevalent issues I am helping my clients work through. Let me help them get back on track and come out on the other end with the tools to help them face and conquer all of life’s curveballs.
I believe who you are is not something in need of fixing. When we feel stuck or disconnected, life feels profoundly more stressful. I work with individuals who are finally ready to take that first step on their path towards self discovery or have already begun the process on their own. During our work together, my goal is to establish a meaningful relationship with a shared sense of ownership for your treatment. The greatest predictor of treatment success is the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and client. I connect with my clients through empathy, compassion humor and metaphor.
Hi there! Congratulations on taking the first step in finding a therapist. Therapy can be difficult, but finding someone you trust and connect with can make all the difference. I strive to create a warm, inviting environment in which all of my clients feel welcome and safe to express their true selves. I believe that lasting change occurs when we are empowered to live authentically, set boundaries, and advocate for ourselves. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/work stressors, etc., we will work collaboratively to establish treatment goals and process past experiences and current stressors.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MD, LAC, LPC, MFTC
Struggles with self-doubt, overwhelm, anxiety, depression… can feel insurmountable. Please explore my website to understand that you are not alone, and what we can do about it together. I bring a dynamic relational approach to therapy with EMDR for identified trauma in a mutually agreed upon, collaborative approach. I have focused training for postpartum struggles including depression, anxiety, and troubling intrusive thoughts. I offer both individual and couples counseling in- person and via telehealth depending on your needs. I do not take insurance and my fees are listed below.
"Hot mess." A funny little phrase that some use to humorously describe their struggles. Have you ever described your situation with this phrase, but it's not funny anymore? You just can't seem to get your life together and fear that maybe you will never be able to gain control. Your sense of humor has been replaced by anxiety, sadness, anger, and aggravation. Sometimes you explode, causing more problems or harming people you care about. It's not like you woke up one day thinking "I'm going to make a mess out of my life," but somehow, that is exactly what has happened.
Are you struggling with feeling worthy? Does it feel like if you could just find the right self help book or self care tool, you’d also find a full connected meaningful life? Perhaps it's a traumatic experience, unhelpful patterns in your relationships, or undiagnosed ADHD keeping you stuck. As an experienced clinician I am convinced that we are all worthy, and it is only through developing that loving relationship with ourselves that we can feel worthy. When we learn how to like ourselves, how to LOVE ourselves, our relationships deepen, our sleep improves, and we are more able to take those essential steps to live our best life.
I am a licensed and certified hypnotherapist. I have experience treating a wide range of issues including the most common, weight loss, smoking cessation and stress/anxiety. I have also treated PTSD and a variety of sexual dysfunction issues, and immune system issues. I am happy to work with people on anything they want help with. I am different than many hypnotherapists in that I don't require you to sign up for a certain number of sessions. I am paid by the session and you the client decide how many sessions you need.
My ideal clients are those who are facing relationship and/or sexual and sexuality dilemmas. Often, they struggle to find access to a service provider that can empathize with their lived experiences and who they can trust. I'm able to support LGBTQ people, women, disabled folks, and people of color, among other marginalized communities by providing a culturally affirming and empathetic space. Individuals I work with are looking to achieve healthy intimacy through compassion and self-acceptance.
I enjoy working with motivated women to increase awareness into the root cause of unhelpful/unhealthy patterns in their lives. I believe that all individuals hold the knowledge of what is best for their own life but sometimes need a gentle guide to help find their path. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic space where you will feel comfortable expressing difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward wellness by searching for a provider. My focus is specific to 1st responders, emergency responders and military service members. The path to recovery requires teamwork, hope, and access to care. If you have been struggling with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression and other signs and symptoms of mental illness know that recovery is possible. The focus of treatment is you, your health, your wellness and your goals. It is important to additionally know that having an ally (friend, family, partner, etc.) can make a world of difference in your speed and sustainability of recovery.
“Your past is just a story, and once you realize this, it has no power over you.”- Chuck Palahniuk Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate at Higher Sights. She received her bachelor’s degree in general psychology from Fort Lewis College and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Jessica has a passion for working with individuals who are suffering from numerous mental health concerns including grief and loss, LQBTQ+, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and past/current traumas.
Are you having trouble finding the direction you've always intended to go? I have immediate availability to help you find the direction and support you need right now. Sometimes the issues that confront us are temporary. Other times, issues may be holding us back more than we know keeping us stuck and without guidance. Finding that base of trust and knowing there is someone there to guide you is that first step towards hope, change and feeling better.
Do you or your teen need support and a trauma-informed approach to mental health and wellness? Do you struggle with traditional counseling approaches where you're stuck inside or glued to a screen? My nature-based and experiential approach to counseling is designed to support adults and teens struggling with addiction, attention deficits, hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and similar dysfunction. Clients who suffer from an over-dependence on technology are better able to activate themselves in the world around them with my techniques. An experiential treatment plan can help clients get in nature to learn, grow, and heal.
When struggling with stress or anxiety small tasks can feel like mountains. Activities that used to bring joy now feel like chores. During tough times like these it is crucial to have a strong support system, people that care about your well-being and want to see you reach your goals. Therapy can be a powerful addition to that support system. It provides a safe space for conversations to flow, in turn promoting validation, skill-building, goal-realization, and emotional-processing. Therapy has the ability to open the door for countless interpersonal and intrapersonal growth opportunities.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, ACHP-SW
Accepting United, Cigna, Aetna and Concern EAP. When all the pieces of life feel scattered, I empower my clients to find meaning and hope, rediscovering a sense of balance again. I am passionate about helping people navigate through the transitions of life, and I am honored to provide a psychologically safe and supportive environment when trauma, grief, anxiety and depression impact their ability to engage with life, or when old coping skills no longer work. I use a humanistic, existential perspective to support clients as they seek deep healing and peace. I am trained in EMDR, and offer that modality to those who desire it.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood, or Child Psychologists in Lakewood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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.