As a therapist, I believe that positive mental health is a basic human right and is vital to a healthy and happy life. However, it can be difficult to navigate your mental health journey on your own. I am here to help you when you are feeling stuck. I am committed to increasing emotional well being and reducing stigma associated with mental illness amongst all populations. My goal as a therapist is not to change clients, but rather to empower clients with the tools and resources needed for them to reach their own goals.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that a supportive, safe, non-judgmental, empathic therapeutic relationship can be a most powerful catalyst for change, growth, and healing. I endeavor to create a safe holding space for my clients in which they feel seen, heard, known, supported, understood, and valued for who they are, no matter how they are. I operate from a person-centered frame, considering each individual the expert of their own, unique, lived, human experience. Together, I collaborate with my clients to create individualized treatment plans based on their concerns and integrating evidence based interventions.
I understand that starting therapy can be a difficult decision to make. We all desire to be understood and to connect with one another, something that I deeply believe that therapy can provide. I work primarily with women who have experienced sexual abuse and help them process their trauma through talk therapy. I offer safe and caring support to adolescents and adults. I have been a therapist for over 11 years and have helped countless women with difficulties ranging from sexual trauma and PTSD to general anxiety and depression.
Hello! I’d like to share with you a little bit about me as a psychotherapist. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds, dealing with different mental health issues. I have specialized training in working with clients who have experienced trauma or may be diagnosed with PTSD. I am devoted to offering the best quality of care to my clients, while continually increasing my education on various techniques, theory, and resources with that aim. I look very forward to working with you in your journey of health and happiness
Maybe you are wondering if therapy is right for you? Perhaps you have been not feeling your best, but do not think it is "bad enough" for treatment? Often, these questions come up at the precise time when therapy might be helpful. Talking about your thoughts and feelings can not only allow for healing, but resolution. Therapy is a space to work on yourself and grow as a person.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create REAL long-lasting change? In today's information world, many of us know "what" we need to do, but few of us know "how" to implement and stick with it. The clients I work with are motivated to change so they can have a greater impact but have trouble executing consistently. These could be health-related habits like building a new workout routine, work-related tasks like avoiding distraction to increase productivity or catching destructive negative emotions. I'll teach you scientifically proven tactics to implement permanent change, overcome emotional barriers, and hold you accountable.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, ATR-BC
I have always been amazed at the inherent healing qualities of art. By providing my clients with a safe holding environment, I pave the way to explore their concerns in therapy. Art has a way of quickly bringing issues from the unconscious into the conscious realm where they can be processed verbally or just witnessed. Art is wonderful for increasing tolerance of frustration, delay of gratification and learning to verbalize emotional states. I use all of the Expressive Arts to create individually tailored experientials to promote increased understanding and growth with my clients.
Do you feel stuck, alone, confused, or upset? Do you find yourself struggling to accomplish a goal, or are you contemplating a change in your life? We all have times in our life when things become too overwhelming or stressful. Through counseling, we can find ways to work through these difficult situations and develop coping skills that you can use in the future.
Have you been wondering for a long time about how you might become more like the person you yearn to be or how you can find more enjoyment or self-expression in your life? Or perhaps, you would like to deepen your connection to others or would like to resolve strong feelings about past experiences? Then you are like many of the people I see in my practice. I will approach our therapeutic alliance with positive affirmation, empathy, and thoughtfulness. I will also bring a wide-range and depth of experience to our collaboration. Once you feel understood, we can begin to work towards your goals.
Life transitions are stressful. Take time to pause, process, and grow. I have a particular interest in supporting new and growing families facing postpartum depression and anxiety. Growing your family has its ups and downs. I'm here to support you as you think about having a baby, as you progress through your pregnancy, or as you enter into parenthood. Maybe you are grieving a loss, struggling to cope with body or relationship changes, feeling anxious or depressed, or any of the other things that life throws your way. You are not alone.
Whether you are exploring your sexual/gender identity, have a specific relationship concern, or are going through a rough patch and not sure where to start, I would love to extend an invite to have you in my "chair." Clients that typically seek me out may be LGBTQ+ identifying, looking to improve their sexual health, want to develop healthier romantic and/or peer relationships, or are working through family conflict. Whether you come to the space as an individual or with a partner(s), you can expect me to approach our work through a social justice lens where we can continue to grow together.
Have you been feeling clouded by self-doubt? Do things feel heavier than usual? Do you have a desire to explore yourself and your life on a deeper level? Questions about your past choices bombard you throughout the mornings. Your nights are highlighted with worries about the future. Managing each day is a task that continues to be unfulfilling without the right support. After years of taking care of others, you are now in need of someone neutral who will allow you to express yourself openly and genuinely. I am passionate and dedicated to helping you experience relief and growth in ways that are personally meaningful for you.
(Currently not accepting new clients) Feeling lost, alone, maybe intimidated by the changes that this time of uncertainty can bring? Transitions in life can leave us questioning our identities and self concept. Particularly, the transition into new roles like parenthood and pregnancy, which can be isolating bringing about identity shifts, confusion and the mourning of what once was with the adjustment to the new norm. These transitions can also cause stress in our interpersonal connections.I implement an approach individualized to each client that is grounded in evidence based CBT and psychodynamic interventions.
Life can often feel overwhelming. If you are struggling to find balance in these trying times, feeling burned out, disconnected, then please reach out for a free phone consultation. My areas of interest include anxiety and depression, PTSD, complex and generational trauma, grief, family and parenting concerns, work/life/education balance, interpersonal relationships and somatic experiences.
Seeing a therapist doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you. It means that you may be seeking clarity in some areas in your life, or wanting to work through complex emotions. It may mean you are working through a traumatic experience or challenging negative thinking patterns. Some people come to therapy to learn new ways to cope with difficult situations, or they may be focused on personal growth. Whatever the reason you are considering therapy, I can help you increase your understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and explore areas in your life that you would like to improve in a compassionate and empathic space.
Life can be difficult, and managing the emotions and thoughts that come with it can be overwhelming. Whether that consists of relationship or family concerns, or school or work stresses, I can help to navigate the changes that life brings. We will work together to find the deeper meaning of what you are feeling and use that to bring positive change to your life.
Life has many challenges and sometimes they seem overwhelming. Whether you are going through a life transition, struggling with relationship issues, feeling stuck or experiencing other difficult emotions, you and I will work as a team to address your challenges. As a therapist, my goal is to listen to your needs and cultivate a constructive therapeutic relationship of equals. In a non-judgmental and supportive environment, we will develop tools that help you move forward and let you take action toward positive change. I hope to provide a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings.
My ideal client is one who has been struggling for a while and is ready now to address those issues. The people I work with do not need to have clear goals or clear reasons for entering therapy, as sometimes people are not sure why they are seeking help. I tend to work well with people who may not even be aware of the fact that they have just been in survival mode, but they know that they are no longer thriving, even if they do not know why. They are just looking for someone to talk with and are open to addressing things, even if they may take time and be difficult to manage. My ideal client is willing to accept my help.
Whether you are struggling with a life transition, family or romantic relationship problem or overwhelmed with stress from work or school, I want you to know that I will do my best to hold a safe and judgment-free space for you. I will help you look deeper into yourself on your journey of positive change, personal growth, and self-improvement. Let’s work together to figure out why you are not as happy as you would like to be and work towards living up to your full potential, for yourself, and the people in your life.
There are times in life when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, worried, and just need support. Sometimes it may be difficult to manage responsibilities, work, and relationships. A strong, client-led, therapeutic relationship can help empower us to develop our strengths, improve coping skills, and establish healthy boundaries. My focus is to support clients through a strength-based lens. I use the therapeutic alliance to collaborate with you to identify your needs and goals while treating you as a unique person. Therapy is a safe space where I work to help you feel heard and affirmed in thoughts, ideas and identities.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ferndale 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 Ferndale 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 Ferndale, or Child Psychologists in Ferndale.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ferndale 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 Ferndale 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.