I am passionate about my role as a helper and the partnership that is created when I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors on their journeys toward wellness. Typical goals that I help my clients achieve are: Moving forward after traumatic events. Creating a mindful, purposeful way of facing life's challenges such divorce, infertility, and grief /loss. Developing skills to cope with symptoms of depression or anxiety. Staying present during the transition to becoming a new parent, tackling a new career, or moving toward retirement.
I have been in practice for over 30 years. After receiving my Ph.D from the University of Colorado and completing a 3 year Post-Doctorate at UCLA I returned to Colorado to build my practice. For the first several years I worked in both Inpatient and Outpatient environments. As a result I have experience working with a wide range of psychological issues. Currently, I work from my office or do video conferencing therapy with individuals who most frequently present with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I work with adults and couples.
The journey I embark on with clients and my perspective is informed by an alchemical Mind/Body/Soul model, which uses Jungian-based and Embodied Psycho-dynamic principles, combined with other modalities that recognize the multiple aspects of psyche and dynamics within the human experience.
Welcome! Beginning therapy requires bravery, vulnerability, and strength. I commend you for taking this important step to help yourself heal. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment to help children, teens, and adults live happier, more fulfilling lives. I specialize in helping people process and overcome anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma/PTSD, challenging relationships, and other issues by developing increased inner-compassion, self-awareness, and healthy thought patterns.
Life transitions can manifest in so many ways - coming out, starting a job, having a baby, a loved one dying, ending a relationship, the changing seasons. The list goes on. You deserve support as you live through the changes. During these times, there is an opportunity to assess current patterns and decide to make a change. Even life events that are inherently positive can feel difficult and emotionally charged. I believe we all have the capacity to grow and heal, given the right circumstances. I am here to support you through life's changes, and help you gain clarity on who you want to be and how you want to live in the world.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
I'm passionate about helping people develop healthy, meaningful and close relationships, and feel more at peace and happy in their lives. I have 27 years of experience as a psychotherapist, and I embrace the philosophy that relationships are an essential aspect of your emotional well-being. My approach to develop constructive change, is to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns, so you can understand your path to happiness. I will help you gain insight and awareness about how to decrease depression and anxiety, and have deeper, and more meaningful connection in your relationships.
We all have a story! Sometimes, through life's ups and downs we need a new perspective and a way to navigate through change. I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, identifying barriers in their lives, and creating strategies and solutions on how to overcome them. There is not just one way to achieve personal happiness, and I will help each client navigate their own way to achieve their goals.
Finding the right therapist can be a challenging task. Each practitioner offers different styles and theoretical approaches to assist you in reaching your goals. You have taken the first step and hopefully you will be able to determine if I am the right therapist to help you.
One of the most important aspects of the therapy process is connecting with your therapist and feeling safe in the relationship. There are many ways a therapist can create this environment, but the best therapy style is the one that works best for you.
I specialize in couples counseling and men’s issues. FOR COUPLES, I help you use existing strengths in a process of Calming, Listening, Recommitting and Problem-Solving. This work exposes deep wounds beneath the conflict. Healing those wounds is the victory you need. FOR MEN, whether your struggle is relational, depression, anxiety, substance use or another, we can interrupt the repeating cycle with new habits, thoughts, behaviors, faith and\or relationships. I have been married 35 years, with 4 grown children. I have had 3 careers including USAF pilot, software development and now therapist and chaplain. I believe I can help you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAC, III
Do you struggle with motivation, decision-making, shame/guilt or direction? Are you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Do you struggle with substance abuse? Are you going through transition and struggling to find your own genuine direction? Are you nervous to ask for help? Are you concerned therapy won't be effective? Beginning treatment is a big decision and finding an effective and compassionate therapist that can ease your transition into therapy is very important. I have a warm, genuine and direct approach and believe you will find our work together will be deeply effective and the results positive and lasting.
I believe everyone has the right to pursue happiness and that everyone possesses the capacity to achieve their own happiness. Finding the right kind of therapy can be difficult. Often times, therapists require you to drive to an unfamiliar office, expect you to explain the challenges you're having at home, and then return home to try and put what you've learned into action. Why not explore, learn, and change things in your home in real time? I offer individual and/or family therapy directly in the home to address real challenges in real time. Regain control of your life and bring happiness back into your home.
Transform your relationship with life! Reduce stress. Release old patterns. As a licensed psychologist and registered yoga teacher, I help clients with the difficult emotional housecleaning needed to build more vibrant, satisfying, authentic lives. I cultivate collaborative relationships with clients and utilize a wide range of interventions including mindfulness, brainspotting, guided imagery, cognitive behavioral therapy, and grounding techniques to address the emotional, relational and physical challenges in clients' lives. Areas of expertise include stress management, work-life balance, burnout recovery, women's issues, grief and loss, transitions, trauma, health challenges, yoga for cancer survivors, and supervision of therapists in training.
I empower people to make changes in their lives. I help clients navigate life transitions, resolve relationship issues with family, co-workers and friends and manage emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Helping individuals and families address ADD/ADHD challenges and issues is another area of expertise. We work together to discover the client's strengths and resources, sources of support and identify obstacles to change. I help people increase motivation so they can take action to achieve the life they want rather than the life they wish they had.
Do you find yourself struggling despite working hard to build the life you want? Excel in some areas of your life while you feel lost in others? Feeling stuck or uncertain about which direction to move in? I’m glad you’re here! It can be difficult to talk about our struggles, but often a relief too, because we realize we’re not alone and there is help available to us. I believe therapy can be a productive, yet healing process. If you're tired of repeating the same patterns, feeling lost or uncertain about an aspect of your life, or struggling in your relationships, I'm here to help you uncover your full potential.
Life transitions and challenges offer us an opportunity to find greater clarity of purpose, more meaningful relationships, and increased confidence and personal gratification. Therapy is a transformative process to create positive momentum during shifts in our lives. For 20 years, I have helped individuals and couples face life challenges and successfully navigate life transitions. Though each person's path is unique, our shared goal is consistent: to move you closer to the life you want to lead. Working together we will: alleviate the immediate emotional distress, cultivate a greater sense of meaning, and increase your well-being, health, and prosperity.
For many of us, our relationship is the most important part of our lives, and yet some of us end up feeling lost, lonely, or resentful. You may have drifted apart over the years, or experienced significant challenges along the way, but you somehow seem to have lost parts of yourself and that deep connection you once had together. Or for some of you, sex has become more of a struggle than a pleasure. Whether it's a loss of desire, difficulties around arousal, performance anxiety, or other sexual or relationship struggles or goals, we can work together to guide you through your journey of growth.
As a client centered, experiential therapist, I’m dedicated to helping people transform their life stories. My work focuses on supporting my clients in identifying and challenging harmful narratives and cultivating more connected relationships with themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them. The Latin root “cura'' means to heal. This is why I believe in collectively curating our shared space, goals, and work to transform wounding narratives into healing scars that connect us. Passionate about unpacking stories, I pursued this thread in my education through a double masters in history and psychology.
I'm here to help you, your family, your child (re)discover the love in your relationships with yourself and your family, as well as your inner wisdom and resiliency. I will provide you with support and coping skills in order to recover from trauma, mental illness, attachment disorders, and other stressors.
My style is direct and collaborative. It has been my experience that most people try their best to work through feelings of being stuck and lost before contacting a therapist. I am here to offer you my expertise to supplement what you have tried and learned on your own. Together we can find the best strategies to give you relief from your distress and to help you gather the skills, knowledge and insight necessary to move forward.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, MAC, NCAAC, ADS
I have been working in the mental health and addictions field for nine years and have worked with individuals with trauma, adverse life experiences and the shame these kinds of experiences can have on their day to day experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) and have a Masters Addiction Certificate (MAC) and National Cert. for Adolescent Addiction Counselor (NCAAC). My goal in therapy is to encourage and challenge individuals to become the best they desire to be.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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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