Going on maternity leave Jan 2023 - July 2023. What wild times we're living in! I may not have every answer, but it's my honor as your therapist to navigate these waters together. I offer you unwavering support, new perspectives, and healing of all wounds (new & old). I ask for your commitment to the process, personal ownership and open-mindedness. I can assure you I am not a "smile and nod" therapist, on the contrary, I am very engaged! I maintain a balanced caseload so I can ensure every client of my presence and my concerted energy in their unique human experience. I'm here to help your mind, body, and Soul Thrive!
Hello, I am glad you are exploring counseling. My hope is to provide you nonjudgmental support as you begin this journey. I hope to work together to provide joy, balance, strength and well-being through a safe and supportive environment. Maybe you are struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, grief, anger, relationships, intrusive thoughts and or trauma. This is where counseling can be effective to help you navigate life and feel better.
Through connection and a solution-focused approach, I work with clients as they navigate their personal journey by listening, validating and providing a safe space for vulnerability. Family Systems Theory along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are techniques I utilize when considering with a client how their family dynamic and potential generational thought patterns impact their life and current behavior. I implement trauma-informed care into each season and provide insight and compassion through genuineness and an empathetic viewpoint. I process inner critic cognitions that cause personal and relational impact.
To others your life may seem normal or even “the goal” that they are aiming for. On the surface you appear successful and self-assured, yet underneath you often feel like something is off. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress may be some or all of what you experience on a daily basis. If you’re looking for tools to feel content, communicate more effectively, and get through the things that life is throwing your way, you’ve found the right place. Whatever your goals may be, we can work towards them together finding freedom, peace, and congruence along the way.
I help clients become their best selves through self-exploration, empowerment and identifying self-defeating behaviors and patterns. I always offer a non-judgmental environment and unconditional positive regard. Often, one already holds the keys to unlocking the potential within and finding the answers to what is holding them back. Reconnecting with your OWN wisdom in therapy gives you the power to recognize your worth and needs, improve relationships, and fully care for yourself. It is time to heal experiences that affect feeling whole; childhood hurts, family problems, grief, and trauma. I can help you live your authentic life.
Every morning when we open our eyes is a new opportunity to evolve and create, not our “normal life”, but our preferred life. What changes do you want to make to get there? Let me help you get there through teamwork, compassion and growth. I provide a safe place to support my clients with a non-judgmental approach and assist them understand their troubles and find resolution to their suffering. I am a solution focused therapist (future-focused and goal oriented) who enjoys and concentrates in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and person-centered approach.
She started practicing in 2009. Before this she was in education for 12 years. She specializes in trauma, individual, couples and family therapy. She treats individuals, children, couples and families. She has experience working in outpatient, crisis intervention, foster, adoption, family systems, premarital, marital, perinatal and postnatal and intensive in home therapy.
Hi! I'm so glad you are here.You have come to this page because you are looking for something to change in your life. It may be within yourself or in a relationship.You are brave for seeking connection and for seeking support. You don't have to do it alone anymore. I'm here to come alongside of you as you navigate fears, anxieties, and unwanted behaviors. I'm passionate about this because I have journeyed through many of these places and am coming out victorious! You can get free of unwanted thought patterns, painful emotions, or trauma that is keeping you stuck. We will work together to listen to the needs and desires of your soul.
Hello! I'm so happy you are considering counseling. I want you to know that I understand this step is a very big deal. The alliance that you and I create is important and I want to offer a space in which you feel safe, known, and heard. You and I work together to understand and process the trauma/pain. You'll learn to create and set boundaries that will create safety for you in painful relationships. We'll sort through your pain and stress together. You don't have to face it alone. I want you to know that hope and healing are within your reach. I want to hear your story. I want to help you regain strength and resiliency.
Accepting New Clients. Bringing home a new baby is a time filled with joy and happiness, but for some reason you don't feel that way, and find yourself feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, irritated, your mind is filled with scary thoughts, or worry that something bad may happen to your baby. Maybe you haven't shared these thoughts with anyone else for fear of judgment or that someone will take your baby away or think you're not fit to be a mother. All of these unwanted thoughts and feelings leave you wondering if you will ever feel yourself again and find relief.
I love helping individual adults and couples who want to make positive changes in their lives! I believe the therapeutic process offers a meaningful opportunity to free ourselves from negative patterns, gain insight and heal from painful past experiences, strengthen important relationships, build skills to foster quality communication and connection with the important others in our lives, and stimulate meaningful growth and life fulfillment. I bring warmth, compassion, good humor, insight, tools, and authentic feedback to our relationship. I will honor your values and work with you to achieve your goals.
I enjoy working with clients who are looking for help making deeper connections with important people in their lives. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, conflict, and attachment injuries that get in the way of connecting with others. If you have struggled with friendships, romantic relationships, or coworkers in the past and just want to learn how to connect with people on a deeper level, I can help. As a former high school math teacher, I have lots of experience, and work well, with teens, specifically those struggling with issues related to anxiety, self-esteem, or identity concerns.
My specialty is working with pre-teens, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma, especially sexual abuse and domestic violence. This includes not only people who have been direct victims of such trauma but also people who have experienced vicarious trauma such as first responders and healthcare providers. On a side note, I have significant experience working with people who have special needs including those on the autism spectrum.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family therapy. I believe in the power of hope. I have been seeing clients for over 5 years in many different situations. I have a person centered and systemic approach, meaning that every part of a person's system from family to job, school, community, is an important part of understanding underlying issues and concerns. When we understand how we came to feel or think about things, we can work to adapt thoughts feelings and thoughts in ways that serve us more productively.
I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who have substance use issues, co-occurring disorders, and/or individuals who have experienced trauma. I use EMDR and IFS techniques to help individuals process their trauma so that they can go on to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. I also see clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and eating disorders. I have a therapy dog, Ember, who works with me at both of my offices.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
The journey that led you here most likely hasn't been easy. Getting here is a big step- it takes effort and courage to seek counseling. As your therapist, I create a safe space where we work together to develop tools to better your life. During sessions, I provide insight to help you connect to your genuine motivations and integrate authenticity with your every day choices. Through counseling, I will help you uncover your own natural abilities for healing that can ultimately lead you on a path toward growth and peace.
I view counseling as a dynamic process between a client and therapist. My theoretical orientation is dependent upon what would be most appropriate for the client. I view each client as unique and I use techniques that are designed to meet that client's specific needs. I listen carefully to my clients so that I can empower, confront when appropriate, teach, encourage, and guide them so they can grow emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and socially. I respect the clients I work with. I want people to participate in a healing process without fear that they will be judged or coerced.
I provide a safe and caring environment where you can begin the transformative journey of uncovering core issues and limiting beliefs that may be obstacles to your emotional health and well-being. My style can best be described as non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative. I offer a blend of the best practices of Western Psychology and the mindfulness-based approaches of the East. I invite you to ask me questions about my therapeutic approach and what our work together might look like.
My motto in life has been, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference." (St. Frances of Assisi). Due to the current circumstances, I do offer counseling sessions for 50 minutes on Zoom. Whether you are trying to find peace within and with others or you are needing encouragement to deal with life's stressors, I will work alongside with you. With God in our midst, I will help you go through this season of your life providing all the support needed to get you through the issues that are depriving you of the joy of living.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Windsor 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 Windsor 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?
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