Frustrated with the way your relationship is going? Trying to recover from an affair or breakup? Need help getting back on track?
I specialize in Individual and Couples Therapy. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Imago Couples Therapist. The Counseling Center offers individual and couples therapy. Safe, confidential and relaxed environment.
I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist in the states of Florida and Connecticut. I have 40+ years of clinical experience and I hold 2 Masters Degrees from Syracuse University. I'm a member of the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) statewide association attending annual conferences so that I can remain current with trends and advances in evidenced-based social practice. I've spent 4 decades helping others find and bring harmony and structure into their lives. Life happens and no one has to face it alone. I'm here to help you sort through difficult issues and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment.
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.
Navigating the transitions of adolescence & young adulthood can be one of the most stressful things we do in our lifetime. From physical changes, emotional ups and downs, to big life decisions, this period of time is pivotal in our development and can be confusing to figure out alone. Without the right support, we can feel lost, hopeless, and disconnected from what matters most. I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with young people to help them meet their goals and live fulfilling lives. In a safe, personal, and collaborative environment, I help others navigate complex emotions and learn valuable skills to get unstuck.
I strive to assist clients of all ages struggling with self esteem, anxiety or depression to improve their lives through strength based services. I am skilled in behavior modification, and love to help families to increase their attachment and connection.
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 have a knot in your stomach from anxiety or struggle to live with depression? Is your marriage filled with arguing or experiencing infidelity? Have the demands of caregiving become overwhelming? Is your teenager dealing with anxiety, depression or stress about friends or school? Counseling can provide encouragement and direction to successfully help in all of these areas. Beginning therapy may be easier than you think. Information on our web site www.bradentoncounseling.com will show you how to get started quickly on relieving the tension in your life and bringing back the contentment and joy.
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.
Many times when people call, they have concerns including: Mental Health issues, Addiction, Family, Couples,Relationships,Problems, Work Stress, Medical Conditions, Trauma, Loss, Grief, or everyday stressors. I will treat you with utmost dignity, and respect, honoring your cultural/ religious values. My creative approaches are what my clients like the best. I have used music, appropriate use of humor, and other artisitc ways to help people express themselves. As a TEAM, we will work TOGETHER to identify, set and achieve your goals, and I give you tangible strategies to reach them.
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.
You deserve to be happy! You have tried everything, but you feel stuck, and nothing seems to work. You are dealing with constant worry, negative thoughts, risky and inappropriate behaviors, physical symptoms that come out of nowhere, insomnia, brain fog, memory loss, and maybe even flashbacks. You are tired of slapping on a band-aid of coping skills just to get by, and you are ready to get to the core of these issues. If this is you, I’m the one who can help you get there. The light at the end of the tunnel may seem unattainable to you right now but imagine how life could be if you were able to reach it.
Daily stressors, relationships, money problems, and even social media can provoke anxiety, negatively impacting self-esteem and diminishing a sense of well-being. These days, most of us would benefit from having at least one non-judgmental person in their lives. A person who can provide solid guidance in helping us work through unhelpful thoughts and feelings. I'm here to provide a supportive environment that will foster growth and positive change.
I offer over 28 years of clinical experience to address your emotional & physical issues with counseling and evidence based natural medicine. We have all experienced emotions that manifest in our bodies as pain. You may experience stomach pain after an argument or headache at work. You may notice you get anxiety that feels like low blood sugar signals. Emotions manifest in our bodies and our body gives us signals. I help guide people into understanding how to listen to their body while including Cognitive Behavioral therapy for attaining a stronger sense of self. Mindfulness starts when we reside in our bodies! Empowerment follows!
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.
If your serious about making healthy changes in your life and if what you have been doing is not working, try something new. I am passionate about opening your mind to a healthier view by instructing you on how to rid yourself of stubborn thinking. Awaken your mind and transform your uncertainty into clear and meaningful direction. Most clients will immediately recognize a change in their thinking and find emotional relief after their first visit. Allow me to lead you to the healthy change you desire.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 23 years, with a specialty in counseling couples with relationship difficulties, individuals with mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, and those in need of life coaching strategies. I also provide anger and stress management programs. In addition, I offer sport counseling, exercise, and weight control sessions. My role is to help you formulate and achieve your goals.
Do you ever feel like your child’s school speaks a different language when it comes to discussing their academic strengths/weaknesses? Do you feel like your child is struggling with skills related to reading, mathematics, and/or writing but the school says that they are “doing fine”? Allow me to help your family navigate the educational maze of getting to the “root” of your child’s individual needs and helping them make the progress you know that they are capable of! I have experience working in three public school districts and can help guide you to understanding how to best support your child in their educational progress.
I have 20 years experience dealing with individuals and families with daily issues, chronic issues and have dedicated my practice to improving and assisting clients with making life long lasting changes. I cannot accept new patients seeking letters for disabilities or any surgeries or procedures. I want to assist clients who are committed to the journey of changing and improving the quality of their lives.
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.
I am most excited about the evolving capability to reach clients via telehealth who were previously unable to attend or unsure about in-person therapy. I like that some clients feel more comfortable and safer in their home environments when working on challenges in their lives. I take your trust and faith in me very seriously as well as your privacy; I want you to feel you are in a safe place.