I'm always amazed by the transforming power that a safe relationship can have on a client. Providing a compassionate, supportive, and nonjudgmental atmosphere enables a person to begin processing their story and face the hidden obstacles that keep them stuck in life. It is a privilege to walk alongside my clients, offering a new perspective as we explore their strengths, and find hope and new meaning in their story. As a therapist, my mission is to provide the healing space and collaborative relationship that helps a person begin to take the necessary steps to achieve their therapy goals.
I believe therapy should be a restorative and transformative process. I am committed to helping you heal, grow, and overcome challenges along your journey. I strive to tailor the therapeutic process to your unique needs, and collaborate with you to achieve your goals. I believe in empowering my clients, bringing forth the strengths you already possess while making room for new skills and strategies needed to navigate life's individual and relational challenges. Feel free to give me a call! - *Session rates vary based on location and service*
Does your relationship with food interfere with your mood, self-esteem, and ability to enjoy your life? Perhaps your thoughts about food, weight, or body image distract you from important relationships or goals in your life. Please know you are not alone. No matter what your personal struggles, I offer a safe and compassionate environment that encourages positive change.
At Mended, we aim to provide quality care, support, and education to individuals & families throughout the Lexington area. The Mended team operates with intentionality, adapting their services to the unique needs of each client, empowering them to make healthy changes, as well as promoting emotional & physical wellness.
I believe that you have the answers to your questions and problems within yourself. My role as a therapist is to help you find those answers. You are the expert of your life and your role as a client is to educate me on your perspectives and experiences.
As a therapist, I have experience working with diverse populations and diagnoses. We are all human beings and deal with a wide range of emotions on a regular basis. My job is to allow you a safe place to explore negative emotions, find more effective ways of coping with them, and help reduce their control over your life.
I have been working with the members of our community for over eight years and have partnered with various agencies throughout the city to ensure success for my clients. Throughout my education and experience, I have found that the therapeutic approaches I favor, but not limited to, are Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I would like to utilize my experience gained throughout my career to empower clients from all age ranges with-in the Lexington community.
We believe self-acceptance is a key part to living a balanced, content life. As such, we believe that compassion, honesty, and being genuine is the way to achieve healthy relationships and lifestyles. We see ourselves and those with whom we work as humans striving to do our best, to grow, and to achieve. Whatever your beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, challenges, successes, and life experiences, we strive to create an accepting environment to encourage exploration to be accepting of who you are and to achieve your potential.
I fully believe in every individual's ability to heal from difficult life experiences. I also believe that people have a reservoir of untapped strength that enables them to work through these difficult life experiences, and make it through to the other side whole again.
In the past eight years, I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, loss/grief, substance abuse, self-doubt/shame, interpersonal problems, and have specialized in working with Veterans to help them heal wounds related to unimaginable trauma.
I am certified in providing Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, both specialized treatments for trauma.
Are you on a path in life you never planned and feeling overwhelmed? Raising a challenging child? Facing a life transition that is stretching you to your limit? Is relational conflict causing hurt and confusion between you and your child, partner or extended family? Perhaps you simply need a safe, supportive space to share and process your pain, and get back to a sense of well-being.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Whether you are looking to explore your individual journey, strengthen a relationship, or navigate the messiness that life's greatest challenges can bring, I would be honored to accompany you on this journey. As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to gain insight and develop the necessary coping skills in order to create the change you've identified as meaningful in your life. My goal is to provide a different perspective on your problems and help you understand your emotions.
Virtual and in- person sessions being offered. I work with all ages, and families to address a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. I discover and get to know each person individually. I base my counseling style on my clients needs, strengths and goals. I utilize multiple models in the counseling experience: Advanced Accelerated Resolution; ART, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral and Play Therapies. I apply Therapeutic Art Techniques to the treatment process. I also have had real life experiences dealing and overcoming life stressors of my own. I offer Mental Health, ADHD and Parenting Assessments/ Classes.
Many women find themselves struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, inadequacy and exhaustion while moving through various times in their lives. These times can feel challenging, such as navigating pregnancy and the postpartum months, parenting, separation, divorce, and co-parenting. And some of these times can be devastating, and sadly include pregnancy loss or infant/child loss. Other younger women may struggle with the uncertainty of navigating college life, loneliness, peer and dating relationships, and career decisions.
Therapy is about feeling seen, accepted, heard, and loved. It’s also about honesty and being held accountable for what you do and say. As your therapist, I will be attuned to your specific needs and story, and will help you find the balance between “feeling the feelings” and learning how to shift your attitudes and behaviors.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC
It's never easy asking for help, and choosing someone to help with issues as difficult as anxiety, depression, past trauma, or current relationship issues can be a stressful process in and of itself. Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile and considering me to support you in your process. As someone with a degenerative eye disease, I know what it's like to struggle. Life is often difficult and I want to assist people in finding a greater understanding and practical solutions in their lives that ultimately lead to greater happiness.
Seeking clarity? Therapy can allow you to identify and remove blocks to creating change, help you make more intentional choices by offering deeper awareness of your perspective, and/or help you to construct coherency or a different view of issues that are plaguing you. While I enjoy working with clients of varying backgrounds and ages (and all are welcome in my practice), I specialize in working with those who are suffering from anxiety, trauma, complex trauma, sex- and sexuality-related concerns, and who are aged 14+. I can help you to make adjustments that create change in your life. I offer therapy that is LGBTQ+ affirming.
I offer psychotherapy, as well as, psychological evaluations: ADHD, developmental delays, behavior problems, IQ, advanced placement, disability consideration, emotional support animals, etc. I provide therapy for a variety of emotional/behavioral issues for all ages. I have a special interest in toddlers/preschoolers/children with developmental/behavioral/emotional problems and women with depression/anxiety. I enjoy helping parents learn how to best help their children to become happy and successful. I do parent coordination as well. I have a farm office, so is a much less formal atmosphere. Bring your pet or borrow mine!
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker the past 16 years, I have worked with a variety of clients including Adolescents, Adults and Emerging Adults. I enjoy working with adults most. Having worked at a CMHC the majority of my career, I gained skills in working with adults presenting with a range of concerns including trauma, mood disorders, addictions, grief, anxiety and depression as well as life transition changes. I also have experience with anger management, parenting issues and multicultural concerns. I hold a range of clinical expertise and experience working with adults from a place of compassion, understanding and in a judgement free environment.
It is my goal to make my clients feel safe and comfortable to share their innermost concerns and issues in their life, so that I can help them on their path to healing, wellbeing and a sense of peace. I see adults. adolescents, couples and children. I can meet you in our Lexington location, preferably in person but I can accomodate telehealth. I am currently seeing clients Mon-Frid, 8 am - 5 pm. If you call the office be sure to ask for me specifically, unless you are happy to meet with one of my peers.
You just want the pain, chaos, and emptiness you feel to go away once and for all. Whether it is eating secretly to comfort yourself, having to drink every night to sleep, pushing yourself to achieve, or isolating yourself. Attempting to balance family, work, and your self-care can feel overwhelming and tends to end with you feeling worse about yourself and how you can't get it together. Shame and guilt keep you stationary where you are, and if you had to admit that things were not where you wanted you might actually crumble. Let's figure out a new normal, together.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mount Vernon-Hollywood-Montclair, Lexington 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 Mount Vernon-Hollywood-Montclair, Lexington 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 Mount Vernon-Hollywood-Montclair, Lexington 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.