Happy to offer online therapy and remote EMDR. My work is evidence-based, unique, and creative. It is grounded in behavioral change, mindfulness, and traditional talk therapy, which has been shown to effectively reduce trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, childhood behavioral disorders, and grief. Through the therapy process adults, families, and children can find a safe place to develop the skills they need to heal, to grow, and to thrive. My goal is to make each session unique to the needs of each person so they can build upon what already makes them happy.
“Change is the only constant in life.” -Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher- Life is a series of changes, ranging in frequency and severity, all requiring us to make adjustments. Stress resulting from uncertainty can heavily impact our self-esteem, our ability to engage in relationships, and to make healthy choices. With the right tools, and a great system of support, you are capable of navigating such changes. My office is a safe, inclusive, non-judgmental space to build a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
In today's world, we are busy, stressed, overwhelmed... I am experienced with helping people through life's challenges and provide individual and/or family therapy. I have been a therapist for 20 years and have worked with a variety of emotional health issues. I am a licensed independent social worker. I earned a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and a Doctorate from Capella University. I believe the greatest gift you can give the world is a healthy you.
I want to help you become the person you want to be and do this by listening closely and drawing from many different psychological theories to help you explore and practice new techniques to become the person you would like to be. I work very hard at not being judgmental, and by not feeling judged, you are freer to explore yourself; thoughts and feelings. I believe all of us are inherently good by nature and will work to help you be more positive and nurturing of yourself, which in turns helps in all your relationships with others.
The mission of Mental Health Associates is to provide the highest quality mental health services, with a commitment to each individual at any stage of their life, and to provide research-based therapeutic services by highly trained and independently licensed professionals.
The most rewarding part of being a therapist is seeing people grow. One of my favorite quotes is from Alan Watts, “Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.” Sometimes we tend to forget how important it is to live the present moment. Life becomes busy, and we try to juggle school/work responsibilities, family, and social life. With so many expectations and responsibilities, it becomes easy to forget to enjoy the things we love. I look forward to working with you on your path of wellness and growth as you take a moment to be intentional and present in everything you do.
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light"- Albus Dumbledore. I believe a small amount of hope helps a person get through most obstacles in life. Hope, to me, is the little bit of light in the darkness. My ultimate goal is to help my clients find their light. The common thread throughout my career as a therapist has been the treatment of trauma, adverse experiences, and toxic stress. Regardless of where a client is on their journey towards healing, I help them continue to take the steps to move forward.
Tired of getting into power struggles & defending yourself? Ready to be true to you? Ready to speak your truth? Want to learn different styles of communication so you can be heard? Happiness is an inside job. What does that mean? How do I get there? Together we can look at your Creation Story with grace. The one you were born into and the one you have created a life around. Then, you can decide how you want to show up in your life while holding onto your power versus doing & being what others what you to be. I'm holding abundant sacred space for your work ~ your most precious rewarding work!
It may sound cliché but you are not alone. There are many people who are more than willing to help you in whatever way you need even if you know you need help but do not know exactly what kind of help. Seeking help is one of the first, yet can be one of the most difficult, steps to complete in the therapeutic process but is one of the most important steps. Just know you are not alone, you are strong, you are worthy, you can and will overcome, and if no one else believes in you including yourself, know I believe in you.
I have seven years of clinical experience working with minority populations. I specialize in severely persistent mental health issues, complex trauma issues and addiction as well as environmental issues affecting life functioning of individuals between the age range of 14/15 to adults. I work with LGBTQQ+, alternative spiritual individuals, and court system clients along with others. I am trained in multiple approaches including but not limited to DBT, EMDR, MI, and utilizes an integrated approach depending clients’ needs. I am also a trained Life Coach. I enjoy utilizing a holistic approach to wellness
Be empowered! My goal is to help create wholeness and harmony in your life. I design individualized treatment plans based on an eclectic and experiential style. I effectively tailor each therapy session to fit the unique needs of each of my clients. I empower adults and children alike- focusing on improving self-care, self-esteem, and building self-confidence. I have extensive education and training treating mood disorders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, adjustment disorders, personality, addictions, abuse, and life issues. I provide a sliding fee schedule to fit your financial needs. I look forward to the opportunity to empower you to be your best!
I believe we are all capable of great things in our lives. My job as a therapist is to help my clients deal with the difficult things in their lives so that they are able to reach their potential whether that be in their job, parenting, self improvement, or their marriage. I work with Individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with both adults and children, but my caseload primarily consist of adults and couples.
My goal is to provide clients a safe, nurturing, and encouraging environment where they can be empowered to make necessary changes as well as gain tools to sustain those changes. I believe this is done through facilitating clients in gaining skills in self awareness, mindfulness, and developing new ways of thinking about feelings and events.
"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds" Laurell K. Hamilton. I believe that everyone has within themselves the ability to heal. I find it a privilege to walk with individual's on their personal journey to healing and living a full life. I have seen the therapeutic process open doors for individual healing. Being a part of the healing processes is a privilege where the opportunity for individuals to let go a little at a time presents, opening the door to hope and wholeness.
Life can be stressful! It has a way of taking us to places that we would have never planned for ourselves. Trauma, loss, drug or alcohol use, early childhood experiences, recurrent behaviors, career stress and life-cycle changes can all have a deep impact on the emotional health and well-being of children and adults. Individuals, couples, and families can develop unhealthy patterns of relating to others which can then result in conflict, loneliness, chaos, and hopelessness.
I love helping people heal and to be a part of that process with them. We are either healing or healed, lets get through this together. I offer a range of modalities such as EMDR and art therapy, which get the whole brain on board and are both evidence based practices. Connecting with your therapist is one thing and effective interventions is another. I like working with individuals, couples, and families to develop this relationship and address the concerns they present with. Treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and general life stressors are what I do best.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sioux City 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 Sioux City 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 Sioux City, or Child Psychologists in Sioux City.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sioux City 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 Sioux City 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.