If you're looking for a comfortable, strength-based place to talk about your feelings, problems, and life struggles, I am happy to help you take the leap into your therapy and wellness journey. I am passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and family problems. I have also worked in the school system for 10 years helping children manage behaviors associated with anxiety, depression, and focus/attention difficulties. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe place where you can feel comfort and "do the work".
I bring thoughtful clinical expertise and sensitive concern to my practice of psychotherapy. With 25 years experience, I serve a diverse range of adults, and also specialize in several core problem areas. (1) Interpersonal and emotional struggles of individuals who are often frustrated, stressed and have trouble coping. (2) Neuropsychological conditions, including learning disabilities, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorder and Asperger's Syndrome, and their effects on social-emotional and behavioral adjustment. (3) Mood and anxiety disorders.
My counseling style is to meet my clients where they are at. This means that we will take a look at your life currently and where you would like to be. Then we'll work together to make short term and long term goals. During our sessions we will be exploring some of the roots of your challenges and how to make changes so that you can achieve your goals. I come from a very holistic standpoint, and I believe that working on your mind, body and spirit is very important, as they are all interconnected. As a Christian counselor, I offer my clients the opportunity to pursue long lasting change through the power of Christ.
Are you feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive! Take the first step and turn over a New Leaf today.
I am dedicated to working with families--children, adolescents, and parents, respectively. I value each person with whom I work for his/her unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual abilities and needs. I subscribe to a growth mindset, and I believe that all people have the ability to grow and make progress toward their goals.
Developing a supportive, understanding, and enriching relationship with those I've worked with over the past 13 years has given me the privilege and ability to help clients reach their goals for therapy. I work to nurture, assist, and motivate people to be their happiest selves. The adults, teens, children and families I see are facing a variety of challenges related to anxiety, depression, difficulties at school or work, divorce, grief and loss, family stress, and other life events.
Everyone faces situations we don't want - death, divorce, illness, financial problems, conflicts or personal challenges. Viewing those challenges as 'life experiences' often provide valuable opportunities to learn, grow and develop. That evolutionary process is the foundation of my practice, and also serves me well in my own personal growth. Through my work, I help people create individual transformation from the inside-out. For most people, coaching or counseling is helpful, and sometimes essential in order to fully understand how we may be contributing to our own problems, or even undermining what we say we desire in our lives.
I help individuals who feel anxious and depressed, confused and stuck, or easily overwhelmed by "life's" demands. I help people in the midst of emotional crises find ways to cope with difficult emotions, life changes, relationships, work, and personal problems. I work with couples to help restore and build stronger bonds with each other. If you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions that get in the way of living the life you want to live, I will help identify obstacles in your way. I use an experiential approach that helps you achieve balance, reconnects you to yourself and others, and empowers you to live the life you want to live.
"What is the impact of my personality on my self, my significant other, and my family/work relationships?" By answering this questions, clients/patients identify and eventually change self-defeating habits, beliefs, and patterns caused by trauma, substance abuse/addiction, and chronic stress. Signs of negative impact include anger, low mood,multiple marriages, work problems, and eventually job loss.
Choosing to pursue counseling is a brave and oftentimes nerve wracking experience. I make it my goal to put my clients at ease and work with them to create a comfortable and safe place where they can feel free to be their most authentic selves. I take the time to really get to know each individual and together we formulate a plan to uniquely address their therapeutic needs. The beauty of therapy is that it can be what you need it to be. The experience is unique to each individual. My therapeutic style relies of empathy and compassion paired with solid evidence based clinical skills to help my clients achieve lasting change.
If you are a parent struggling with an emotional or behavioral concern with your child/adolescent or an adult who has experienced trauma, depression or anxiety I would love to work with you to find your own strengths and move past this difficult time to a place where you can experience happiness and fulfillment.
Depression, stress, anxiety, loss, struggling to connect with others, isolation, feeling lonely and tired? I would love to help you process these feelings and create a healthier life for yourself. I have special interest working with women struggling with depression, anxiety, stage of life issues, motherhood and pregnancy challenges, self esteem struggles, and many more.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Are you having difficulty raising your child?
You are not alone. Some common issues faced by today's parents:
Problems in school, bad grades, frequent detention, teachers calling you, violence towards siblings and others? drinking, Drugs, arrested and other antisocial behavior?
Are you and your significant other at wits end and not sure where to turn?
I am delighted to help clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems accomplish their treatment goals using CBT techniques. These techniques are powerful tools that helps people get better quickly. If you are willing to work hard in sessions, and do homework in between sessions. I am confident you can make excellent progress.
Asking for help is never easy. That's why finding the right fit in a therapist is imperative. By combining a direct therapeutic style with compassion and humor, I can help you or your loved ones address your concerns and develop treatment goals together. My areas of focus include mood disorders, grief, divorce, parenting, school-related difficulties, marital discord, abuse, and treatment-resistant adolescents.
Research and experience tells us that effective therapy is predicated on a truly meaningful relationship between client and therapist. I am confident that I can provide a time and space where you and/or your child will feel understood, accepted, cared for, and appropriately challenged to change. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, divorce, separated and blended families, life transitions, sexual health and sexual identity, conflicted family relationships, attachment issues, and emotion and behavior management.
Uncertainty may be all around us, but that doesn't mean that we stop moving forward. It may be that we just need to regroup and determine a new path. Moods, relationships, and life circumstances can create barriers that limit our paths and make it necessary to switch gears. Exploring these and other issues in a warm and engaging setting can make a difference in the quality and satisfaction we achieve in our daily lives. I work with people to help develop useful, personal tools that serve their specific needs, whatever that may be.
As a therapist and educational advocate, I work with tweens, teens, adults and families to bring out their best selves by using successes in the past to confront and conquer current life challenges. It is okay to struggle with anxiety; therapy aims to make sure you don't suffer from it. Parent coaching means understanding great kids can also make bad decisions. We work together to learn practical strategies to put in your parent toolbox. I'm also passionate about helping parents trust their instincts by decoding specialized vocabulary of IEPs and help parents assert their expertise when it comes to the special needs of special kids.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Antioch 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 Antioch 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 Antioch 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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