The world is a noisy, busy place, and I believe that therapy can create a space to slow down and allow for you to be heard and supported. People are fascinating and everyone is dealing with some level of struggle and discomfort. I’m not afraid to dig into the uncomfortable through patience, empathy, acceptance, and thoughtfulness with a side of tough love, laid back attitude, humor, and out-of-the-box approaches. My specializations include trauma, crisis, anger management, anxiety, depression, survivor’s guilt, everyday life stressors, and self-image/perception issues.
Life can be difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and to lose our sense of well-being and security. We look around each day and wonder why other people seem to have no trouble living life free from the sort of difficulties with which we struggle. We can begin to feel hopeless. But there is something inside each and every one of us, something beautiful and strong that cannot be touched by our trauma and recurring troubles, but can be obscured by them. Reconnecting with this part of ourselves in a safe, healing atmosphere can help us meet life’s challenges with a greater measure of peace with ourselves and the world.
Greetings, I am the Founder and Clinical Director of Progressive Life Counseling, a group counseling practice here in the state of Illinois. If you or your loved one is in need of counseling and you’re having a difficult time finding the right therapist in your area, you are not alone! Our secure online platform offers a diverse group of Licensed Therapists who are motivated to help you restore hope, heal, and pursue the quality of life that you deserve. Save time, energy, and the financial burden of driving to your next appointment. We currently have immediate openings and a highly trained Therapist ready to meet with you now!
I'm here to support, encourage, walk with, and extend love to all my beautiful souls who have battled with indecisiveness about making decisions, co-dependency in relationships (Where we depend on others to meet our emotional needs, feel secure, and worthy), negative self-talk, lack boundaries, get stuck in cycles of over-thinking, commit to being loyal at the cost to self, and have a constant relationship with insecurity and low self-esteem. I want to help you learn to trust yourself, love yourself/accept yourself, honor your inner voice, respect and exert your voice, value your time, commit to the importance of meeting your needs.
I specialize in treating individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, troubles in relationships, self-esteem, and eating concerns. Starting summer 2022 I will also offer walk and swim therapy in Glen Carbon. Swim Immersion Therapy is for an active person who wants to incorporate swimming into the healing process to improve confidence, heal water trauma, or explore the water
Every person has had to navigate difficult times, moments, moods, relationships, and countless other concerns. Many of us start to see patterns emerge in these situations, and realize that we have to be able to look gently and fearlessly inward to learn how to truly create changes and relief in how we handle these situations. Knowing it can be anything from mood to trauma to a complicated loss and life transition that creates difficulties we have to learn how to create space for what we are feeing and learn new ways to feel safe and strong. We have to start building a sense of our best selves to truly heal.
All of us encounter struggles as we meet the daily challenges in our lives. From time to time our journey seems to change direction, go backwards, or even stop. Often, we don't know what to do or where to start. All we really need is someone to help us understand where we are, and where we want to go. Talking to a therapist can help you rediscover your journey, overcome personal issues, and work towards emotional health and well-being. Allow me to assist you on your journey, as you become the person you want to be.
Life can be tough and you may find yourself feeling stuck at times. Sometimes we struggle with overthinking, low self esteem, and/or feeling alone. There are a lot of different reasons why an individual may seek therapy. Maybe you are struggling with addiction, grief, or simply need to vent. I utilize a person centered approach to therapy. I value the importance of allowing my clients the time to speak and be heard. I also value Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques, it is very important to understand your values so that you can get your life back on track. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques as well.
Do you often feel distressed, lost, or overwhelmed? It's not uncommon to feel this way before entering therapy. If you are ready to reach out for help, I am here to lend a hand as you uncover strengths and identify goals. My style is approachable and emphasizes the possibilities for change. I help clients cope with immediate issues and work toward deeper personal growth. You don't need to struggle all alone. Life is full of possibilities. Discover how therapy can help. Send me an email and I will get back to you to set something up.
Therapy provides an opportunity to process, grow, and heal from various challenges in life. Everyone can benefit from support, especially during tough and trying times. Many individuals will prioritize other’s needs before their own. There is no better time to start therapy than today.
I focus on my clients' individual situations and work with them to find answers they need to live healthy and productive lives. My goal is to empower clients to use their individual strengths. I use an eclectic approach, which can include cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, object relations and DBT techniques. I am an art therapist, and incorporate creative expression when appropriate. I may use one or all of these approaches with you. I believe treatment is a journey that we take together, the ultimate end result being you walk your own path with tools you need to be healthy and happy.
First, let me congratulate you on making a brave move. I know it isn’t easy, but embarking on any new journey comes with challenges, but the beauty is unfolding the challenges to reach your luxurious life. Whether your experiencing anxiety or depression, going through life transition(s), having family issues or needing to check in on your mental health, I believe you’ve landed at the right place. I have experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, adults including elderly adults in community, school, and office settings. As you navigate this journey, allow me to be your partner.
Each of us experience a unique journey in life. Our life journey presents many challenges and obstacles. At times it is difficult to face this journey alone, especially when you don't have a support system. Therapy is a safe environment for addressing the challenges in life that seem unmanageable. A healthy therapeutic relationship based on genuine acceptance and unconditional positive regard can promote positive change. My goal is to empower you to take charge of your life, discover your purpose, and begin living a life in which you are emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy. Taking new clients March 1
I have had a variety of experiences working with people who have had different types of problems. I have worked with individuals having problems ranging from anxiety, depression, anger management, chronic habitual problems, compulsivity, bipolar, sexual addiction, sexual offending/deviant behaviors, and psychotic issues. The value of therapy is that clients can come in with issues and with work receive some results in the form of change. It is my job to help facilitate that process. I believe in helping people work out their problems and provide them with the skill sets to help them accomplish their goals.
"Think about what you can do right now, not what you had wish you would have done before." I am passionate about helping people overcome whatever obstacle that keeps them from living their life to the fullest. Throughout life we all experience difficulties that lead to us feeling alone, overwhelmed, and defeated. Despite our best efforts sometimes overcoming those life circumstances by ourselves can be unsuccessful. My desire is to come alongside you and help you overcome those difficult life circumstances in a safe and supporting environment to get you back to living your best life.
In my therapy practice, I work to create a space where clients feel accepted and free to express themselves. I work with clients to help empower them in their lives, to promote healthy relationships and to build resiliency for all of life’s changes. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them develop insight to achieve their goals. It is important to me that my relationship with clients is built upon trust and that what is important to them is the focus of their time in therapy.
You know something isn't right. Your sweet, smart, funny child is miserable. They are angry, sad, filled with attitude, and even worse, they are failing 2 classes! WHY CAN’T YOU JUST BE HAPPY? You scream as they slam the door to their room. And now, you feel completely helpless to change it. You ask them if they're okay, but their response is always the same, I AM FINE! You cannot remember the last time they smiled and the only conversations you have are filled with tears or eye-rolls and attitude. You see your friend's kids thriving and you are starting to feel like YOU are the problem or worse, you are failing as a parent.
The process of self-discovery and healthy growth can be a confusing and scary one. Add in anxiety, depression, pressure from others, substance use or insecurity and now help is needed! I have experience working with adults, teenagers, adolescents and children in residential, school and office settings. My specialty areas include depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, substance abuse, and school/work-life balance.
Maybe you have been to a therapist or two and haven't been able to dig as deep as you would like to go in order to move into your most authentic sense of being. Perhaps you struggle with a sense of purpose, self-esteem, have a sense of emptiness or loneliness, or are feeling confused about next steps. You will likely find me to be a good fit if you are looking to do deeper work to finally resolve pain from the past as opposed to merely coping with it. Our work will be guided by a vision of long-term mental health, growing into authenticity, and creating a sense of emotional freedom that you may not have experienced yet.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, LPC, MA
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. CALL OR TEXT FOR AN APPOINTMENT. I offer flexible hours and texting for convenience or scheduling appointments. Contact me for personalized therapy for individuals (adults and teens) experiencing depression and anxiety, school and job related stressors, and job displacement. I also offer premarital and marital counseling for couples who aim to improve communication and conflict resolution skills.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Belleville 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 Belleville 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 Belleville 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.