I primarily work ONLINE with clients who have concerns of past childhood trauma, relationship trauma, and religious trauma, which often cause struggles of depression, anxiety, toxic relationships, or relationship struggles, parenting problems, people pleasing, anger management difficulties, career challenges and adjusting to major life changes. I am SOGIE Affirmative and sex positive in my treatment. I am non-judgmental, direct, and empowering in my counseling style. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My practice is 100% online, and I am licensed in both Michigan and Indiana.
Can't stop worrying? Is it hard to make or follow through on a decision? Do you notice that you're angry more often? I offer a caring compassionate approach to help people with everyday problems and worries. Finding practical solutions that work for you to help end worries or fears, melt downs and to take control of bad habits. I work with you to build on and develop skills that complement the strengths you already have to achieve your life goals.
Hello there. Looking for a therapist is hard. There are so many out there; how do you know you will be understood and therapy will actually help? Maybe you have had a bad experience with therapists or just don't want to talk to a stranger, but life has got you wedged into this place where you know you need a little help, whether it is overwhelming anxiety, disillusionment in a relationship, or challenges of parenting. We have all been there, we are human.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing direct services to adults, adolescents, and couples. If you are experiencing a desire for change in your life which might include anxiety, depression, relationship/couples issues, personal growth, faith-based issues, life transitions, older adult issues, grief, anger, substance abuse, and/or trauma, I invite you to contact me. I see adults of all ages and adolescents over age 14. I work in an active and collaborative manner which builds on the values, questions, strengths and attributes that clients, often unknowingly, bring to the counseling journey.
The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and work satisfaction can all evoke strong emotions. However, society teaches how to block and avoid them. We do it quite well: alcohol use, drug use, screen time...there are a multitude of ways to avoid our feelings. When we do acknowledge them, we swat them away with mantras learned since childhood (“Mind over matter,” “get over it” and “suck it up”). Thwarting emotions is not good for mental or physical health and emotional avoidance comes at a cost.
Are you looking for a companion on your own journey of becoming? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, a significant life transition, identity and spiritual issues, or relationship issues? Perhaps you simply desire more wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Or perhaps you are LGBTQ and want an affirming and knowledgeable therapist. If you benefit from talking with someone with clear thinking, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to your unique needs and style, please call me. I work with individuals 14 and older and couples.
I feel called to mental health counseling. I believe that all humans experience suffering in their lives, and I find it helps to have some level of trust and validation in order to assist with the healing process. I enjoy helping people to find themselves, to honor and experience their full range of emotions, to increase their understanding of themselves, and to promote healthy self-worth and emotional accountability. Whether your need is for short-term solutions and coping skills, or a greater understanding of self for greater contentment in your life, I am interested in helping people learn and grow to be their best selves!
Thanks for stopping by. Are you ready to begin connecting with and healing your inner child? I believe wholeheartedly that you are capable of healing and feeling worthy, worthy of self-love and divine love. Somehow the world conditioned you to believe that you are not worthy of self-love and love from others. Now you're ready to re-claim your innate worthiness and change this narrative.
I offer tailor made counseling services, including traditional & psychedelic therapy as well as coaching, to those experiencing life's difficulties. My compassionate and non-judgmental approach is predicated on offering helpful direction towards specific, realistic, client determined goals. I am very comfortable working with individuals or couples of all ages, veterans and business executives. My approaches based on individual client expectations and needs. Each approach is customized and personal. Phone and video and sessions are available for added convenience. I offer a Christian worldview approach upon request.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Is your child experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties? Is your child or teen having a hard time navigating life challenges or day to day tasks? Are they feeling misunderstood, not heard and alone? Do you find yourself questioning if the approaches you use in life are appropriate and/or effective for your child or family? You do not have to figure this out on your own. We can help. We specialize in only treating children, so you can feel confident in knowing your child’s therapist is experienced and specifically trained in child therapy interventions that will help your child and family thrive!
Everyone wants to be happy. If you are unhappy in your life or in your relationships, there are things you can do that make a difference. I work with individuals, couples, parents and children with fear, anxiety, depression, adjustment to divorce or death, and with those who want to make the relationships work! Evening appointments available.
**Currently offering virtual sessions only** I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. I use a solution-focused approach which means that we will be spending less time talking about the history of problems in your life, and more time building solutions for the present and future. I am warm, open, and friendly and I genuinely love working with people. I have a deep respect for each person's ability to bring about desired change. I will listen to your therapy goals, build a trusting relationship with you, and ultimately help you progress efficiently toward greater happiness and health.
I treat individuals, couples, and families within the context of their systems. A systemic approach to therapy means viewing your challenges within the context of school, work, medical concerns, marriage, family, etc. I believe that being a healthy person means having good boundaries in your biological, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of life.
Especially in times of crisis or transition, when the things we look to for our identity or sense of self are in flux or lost, we can feel lost ourselves. We wonder who we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. Our minds get foggy, we feel stuck and aimless, and we’re often overwhelmed by our thoughts. We get caught up in our emotions and forget what grounds and centers us.
Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Are you afraid of people and focus on pleasing others? Do you judge yourself harshly? Do you "stuff" your feelings? Do your relationships fail? Are you in an abusive relationship? I may be able to help. While we grow into adulthood, negative messages told to us by others develop into beliefs about who we are and how we relate to people. Today, these beliefs can affect your life in profound ways. You may feel ashamed and don't want others to know the "real me." Therapy can empower you to improve your life.
Are you having trouble trying to be the person you want to be in a relationship? Do you have some ideas about why things got the way they are, but can't seem to figure out how to change them? And it seems like such a shame, because you want to be closer if only you could figure out how. If you have the energy and desire, then we can almost always find a way. Give me a call or send me an e-mail and we can talk about what might be possible.
Not accepting new clients at the present time. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy. Emotional healing cannot always be achieved alone. We are all on a journey in this lifetime and there are times when we may need to seek help/support to sort out our struggles. How we think about situations and how we respond to life, significantly impacts our ability to be happy, our relationships and how we feel about ourselves. My practice provides a supportive and therapeutic environment for positive changes and self-discovery.
When life doesn't go as planned, we can react with grief, sadness, guilt, anger and worries. Major events such as diagnosis of chronic disease, divorce, trauma, death of a loved one, can contribute to loss of energy and diminished hope for positive change. Even without such dramatic occurrences, depression and anxiety often co-exist. Therapy is a form of self-care, and can provide active listening and non-judgmental regard. Insight into core values can bring clarity, energy and movement toward goals. Mood can improve, decisions can be made with greater confidence, and hope can be restored.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Granger 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 Granger 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 Granger, or Child Psychologists in Granger.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Granger 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 Granger 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.