My commitment to my clients: I am devoted to providing solutions-focused therapy to help my clients improve their quality of life. My therapeutic style that is direct, dynamic and change-oriented, combining compassionate understanding of present problems with enthusiastic pursuit of future goals. I have a holistic view of physical, mental and spiritual health, seeking mind/body balance. My well-rounded background and over 20 years of experience also makes me uniquely qualified to provide therapy to the therapist and mentor future therapists.
My practice is geared towards adults and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, family or relationship problems. I am also working with issues surrounding pregnancy and new motherhood. I specialize in both brief solution-focused therapy as well as longer-term insight oriented therapy for those of you working through a wide variety of problems related to moods, relationships, physical, emotional & life circumstances. I also work with couples, focusing on Interfaith, Intercultural and Interracial Couples, facilitating productive communication skills around sensitive issues.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
We can all benefit from having someone to talk to while we work things out in our head. Whether it's COVID related stress, anxiety over bills, having difficulty expressing the way you feel, or parent / child reunification and communication difficulties, having the support of your therapist can make a big difference in the outcomes. You want someone that can consistently be there by your side as you work through these challenges but also help remind you of how incredibly strong and resilient you are as well. There is no need to travel through life without a little help from an encourager, an ally, a Therapist!
If you are feeling unhappy with your relationships or friendships; dissatisfied with your work or school experiences; or are managing your anxieties in unhealthy ways, then I can help you understand how you’ve ended up here, and support you in making positive changes. I work with intelligent, dynamic adults and adolescents who want to better understand themselves and the challenges in their lives.
*In-person and telehealth appts available.* Life can be so difficult when you feel like you don't fit in, when you feel like you struggle with things that others don't have to deal with, or when you feel like you're constantly stuck. It's even more difficult to struggle with that all on your own. My role is to help you discover ways to move forward, to take you from where you are to where you want to be. I will ensure you feel accepted and supported in the journey, so that you feel confident to grow and change and show up as the best version of yourself.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients Individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offering psychotherapy and medication management services to individuals ages 6 to 65. Life brings with it many challenges. Working together, I will help you gain a deeper understanding of how these challenges are impacting your life, and work with you on solutions to help you thrive.
No journey is without turbulence and sometimes we just get plain “stuck” I’m passionate about coming alongside you in these moments to help you reconnect with your strengths and ultimately find greater hope, healing, and peace. I enjoy working with young professionals struggling to find a work-life balance . Supporting couples is also a joy and I have additional training in Emotion Focused Therapy as well as Interplay. I also appreciate walking with those who are impacted by chronic illness and disabilities. My heart is to encourage and celebrate your success with you on your unique journey.
My ideal client is someone who is open to exploring various aspects of their life to identify areas of strength and areas of vulnerability where growth will be beneficial. This individual is someone who is open-minded, curious, and ready for change or growth in some aspect of their life. This individual may be seeking out services to support themselves, better support their family members, or to cope with a specific event in their life. I especially enjoy working with caregivers, family members of/or individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnoses, end-of-life, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life...I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing.
Life gets hard, messy, and overwhelming which can lead us to feel like we’re not good enough. We get stuck in the stories of our inner critic and everything just feels harder. We turn to disconnection, numbing out, or over-working to get by. Somewhere along the way, we might even lose connection with our self and the people who matter to us. It can be difficult to understand why we’re feeling this way and what our needs are.
Having lived in West Africa 13 years, I worked primarily oral traditions and stories. Naturally I was drawn to Narrative Therapy which looks at your story in a unique way. Do you long for connection? You will find that I am Hope Based, Person Centered and I am described as non-judgemental, and compassionate. I provide a place of safety for you to find hope that life has been, can be and is better than you believed. Personality Disordered clients appreciate the acceptance and the gentle challenges with support. Caregiving Professional Providers say that I help with resiliency and compassion fatigue.
I specialize in Short Term Problem Resolution for Adults ages 18+. My approach is Integrative, utilizing 20+ years of experience in the field of Mental and Behavioral Health. I partner with Clients for clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic processing to achieve their highest level of functioning with themselves and with others. In that regard I often utilize a coaching style that incorporates a strong values orientation and educational component.
We each have an authentic self, and things we know to be deeply true about our hearts, minds, identities and lives. I believe that no matter how confused we may feel, we can all find our way back to what is unique, creative and courageous in ourselves. These are challenging times. There is nothing maladjusted about feeling anxious or depressed in a world that does not feel equitable or safe. My goal is not to help you adjust to broken things; it is to build upon the strengths of your identity, your values and your truth so that you can work towards the goals that are important to you.
I value the institution of marriage. Marriage is foundational to the well being of each family member. The marital sub-system is the most important system in the Family System. If the marital sub-system fails all the other Family systems fail. I tell couples one of the things they need, to build longevity into their marriage is to love the institution of marriage just a little bit more then they love each other. I seek to get to know the couple by taking a "dating & courtship" history. Then I want to know "why now" why did you make the appointment.
I work with clients of all ages and offer an array of services: diagnostic assessment, individual/couples/family therapy, skills training, guided relaxation/meditation, Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT.com), parent coaching, consultation, postpartum services, etc. I work with athletes preparing them emotionally for sporting competitions. I enjoy providing clinical supervision to practitioners and supervising research. I provide consultation services to professionals, mentors professionals, and give educational in-services and presentations. I can also coach individuals toward achieving weight loss, fitness, finacial freedom, healthy aging and spiritual guidance.
We all experience difficulties or challenges during different periods of our lives. Therapy can be a very useful resource to help you successfully navigate these times. My goal as a licensed psychologist is to work collaboratively with you to identify and solve problems that are negatively impacting your life, relationships, or that are getting in the way of achieving your goals.
I have been working with individual adults, families, couples, and groups for over 20 years. I have had success with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, career issues and gambling issues.
Choosing a therapist that is a good fit for your specific needs, values, and methods for change can be challenging. There needs to be a comfort level and fit that will foster a positive and effective working relationship. The therapist's education, experience, competency, and certification, are essential to promoting positive outcomes. I have been working with women, men, couples, and families for 20+ years and have learned so much from clients regarding their concerns, hopes, dreams, and methods of change. My approach is Collaborative, Strengths-Based, and Solution-Focused.
My experience includes work with families, children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural and familial backgrounds. Blended families, families in conflict, couples in any stage from pre-marital to divorcing, and individuals longing to be heard are just a few of the populations with which I enjoy working. I have also spent time working with families involved in CPS and foster care, as well as families involved with court-ordered reunification.
Do you like a direct approach? Do you want to be real and see progress? I want to be an option for people without insurance or insurance that is not covering mental health well! I have a passion to see people have a mental health home. I believe in helping to connect people! The majority of experience is working with teens, adults, & families. I have a no nonsense approach. I walk clients through the journey of LIFE — helping them overcome hurdles and the waves that just come and go throughout the years. Together we can find solutions and new ways of viewing life’s challenges, and ways to find day to day JOY! Reach out!