I have over 25 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life. I am the author of a continuing education course titled "The Couples No Fault Counseling Course: for couples who'd rather be happy than right" I especially enjoy working with couples and families, even ones that include teenagers! Check out my web site. I have 3 books and 2 continuing education courses for professionals.
I am the only certified Emotionally Focused couples therapist in Sarasota and Manatee counties. I have over 20 years experience.The research has shown Emotionally Focused Therapy as the most effective treatment for couples wanting to make lasting changes to their relationship. Approximately 80% of couples see a significant positive relationship changes after 10 sessions. We go at your pace to reach your goals. I have the map. Together we can find a path to a happier, healthier, more secure relationship.
Do you feel alone with your feelings? If you are struggling with daily challenges and life stressors you do not need to tackle this on your own. Sometimes taking the step to talk with someone about ourselves can be a difficult one. I believe receiving support and having a witness to your experience and feelings can help empower you to heal and to live your life the way you choose.
What makes you do things that are the exact opposite of what you want? Research reveals, in part, that your unconscious motivations conflict with your conscious intentions. Many blame themselves for making the wrong choices that are conscious but, somehow beyond their immediate control. Without your knowledge, the unconscious drives you in another direction and at your core lay the threatening force of fear that can drag you away from where you want to go. Every time you sense anxiety or fear, you apply the brakes, slow down your journey, and prevent yourself from living your fullest life. We offer psychological tools to move forward.
It's time to learn to recognize the lies you've accepted your entire life. Emotional Manipulation is often difficult to identify, yet the effects are recognizable. Feelings of guilt and being out of control, fear, avoidance, resentment and even anxiety or depression can be manifest. A history of abuse or learning that it's not OK or safe to set limits or boundaries on unhealthy behavior is often the case. We'll explore differences between loving versus enabling and how to challenge negative thinking and behaviors. Mutually satisfying and fulfilling relationships are possible.
I appreciate your taking the time to consider me to be your psychologist. I come to you with over 30 years of experience. I had been in a private practice in NJ and recently relocated to Florida. My focus is individual psychotherapy. I utilize what I would call a compassionate form of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy with an emphasis on mindfulness based concepts. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach and will find the orientation and techniques that work for you as an individual.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with many of life's challenges. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Tired of feeling misunderstood, angry, or resentful of your partner/ spouse? Perhaps your marriage is stuck in a rut or falling apart, and you want to save, restore & enhance your emotional connection. If you've grown distant & discouraged in your relationship, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy can help you & your partner become more emotionally engaged & responsive to each other. Over the last decade, I've helped many distressed teens, adults, couples, and families heal emotional injuries, repair conflicts & create greater closeness and intimacy with their loved ones. I invite you to take charge and make positive changes in your life & relationships by calling me today.
I prefer clients who are desirous of improving their lives and are seeking professional assistance in making needed changes in their self-sabotaging beliefs, faulty thinking, destructive behaviors and/or enabling or abusive associations. 29 years as an Army chaplain qualifies me to treat military personnel and their families. I have extensive training and experience in treatment for those who have been sexually abused and who are registered sex offenders.
I am privileged to offer life changing services to adults, couples, & families. I see signs of distress as a disconnection from a Self that is awaiting our loving attention. There is hope for this reconnection. At our core lies a unique Center inscribed with your "blueprint" that maintains your health, wholeness, and vitality. The problem is that too many were conditioned to forget this priceless essence. Healing and wholeness are about remembering and returning to this very Center of who we uniquely are. For children and adolescents it's about nurturing it into realization so that It is never forgotten in the first place.
The key aspect to treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship, first. Building trust and understanding the person I am helping is important and leads to better results. In therapy, I come from a compassionate, empathetic, supportive approach. I work collaboratively with individuals on the goals they want to work on. Together we will explore what may be challenging and devise a plan on how to overcome those challenges and celebrate success.
Most people seek someone on the outside looking in, someone to truly listen with no judgement. Someone that is able to hold space, while we process our darkest and our brightness; where we bare it all and come to a space, where we find solace in our core with the tools needed for our daily struggles.
Let me help you GROW through life changes. Growing Through Changes Therapy, PLLC is here for people of all backgrounds. I understand how hard the process of finding the right person to confide in may be. My goal is to make you feel comfortable with where you are at in life and working together to achieve personal goals. Therapy works best in an environment of openness and trust. Therefore, finding the right therapist to confide is important and I welcome any questions that will make this process comfortable.
Everyday all of us struggle with multiple demands and expectations placed upon us, both externally and from within. Sometimes the demands become overwhelming, and we find ourselves experiencing a sense of sadness we cannot name, questioning our needs and wants, or wondering what our role is. Complexities in relationships create many challenges. Couples can find themselves struggling with a multitude of emotions that vacillate from love, joy and pleasure to disappointment, fear, anger and resentment. Learning how to develop and sustain a connected, fulfilling, intimate relationship can be difficult but well worth the investment.
For some people, therapy is scary. I understand that. We will work through that & I will work hard to make sure that you are comfortable talking with me. Cuss if you want to. Cry if you want to. It changes nothing about our dynamic or my desire to help you. If you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and unhappy, let's work on changing that, together, so you can live the best life you were meant to live! Let's get to work. I can't wait to meet you!
It's a pleasure to meet you! I am a Holistic Mental Health Expert and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist with 16 years of experience. I'm passionate about helping you go from surviving to thriving! I offer scientific, evidence-based, and holistic naturopathic treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. Together we will heal unresolved emotional wounds, trauma, and psychological blocks and barriers. I offer CAM, conventional and alternative medicine options, natural treatment options for depression and anxiety, mindfulness skills training, meditation, EMDR and trauma therapies.
Do you want to turn crises into opportunities for growth? Do you want to heal the pain from the past and experience the life that you want in the present? Do you want to learn how to cherish your partner and live in peaceful harmony? Do you want to work through past traumas, change dysfunctional family patterns and shed outdated defenses? Problems in life are unavoidable, but suffering is a choice. Trying to elude the pain of life's challenges can leave you stuck in stress, anxiety, and depression.
I am so sorry but I cannot take any new clients at this time. Therapy provides a unique environment in which you can begin or renew emotional and mental growth that may have become stagnated or even stopped in childhood, resolve abuse and loss issues, clarify relational tensions and get to know yourself in a transformational way. Take home tools will enable you to continue your growth. We can begin this amazing journey any time you call.
You don’t feel like you’re “enough” — smart enough, successful enough, attractive enough, etc. Throw in social media, and the comparisons are a daily struggle. You constantly worry about what others think or say about you, and this might affect your relationships. At some point, you stopped being friends with yourself. And you want it to change, and you’re ready to put in the work. The good news is, you’ve found a therapist (Ahem: Me) who wants to help. I’ve struggled with low self-esteem, as a teen and young adult, and it. Is. Hard. In our work together, we’ll explore what you need, understand why, and how to get there.
My clinical experience encompasses working in a multitude of settings such as mental health agencies, private practice, public school systems, and home-based services. I have a great deal of specialized training and experience in addressing depression, stress & anxiety, PTSD, relationship & familial conflict, and substance abuse. Providing counseling support often includes helping with adjusting to life changes and transitions, including coping with grief and loss as well as helping those who are or have been in traumatic and/or abusive situations.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bradenton 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 Bradenton 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 Bradenton, or Child Psychologists in Bradenton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bradenton 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 Bradenton 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.