I believe people possess remarkable strengths and resiliency. My work centers on collaborating with clients to find the balance and change they are seeking. My approach focuses on developing a supportive and respectful relationship with clients while finding creative strategies to help clients move toward growth and personal empowerment. We are all part of a larger system, and I focus on these relationships in my work with individuals, couples, families and across ages. By addressing and challenging maladaptive themes and patterns in our lives, we are able to define and move toward our greatest potential.
At Take Flight Counseling Services, we enjoy working with clients in the area of trauma, PTD, depression, anxiety, emotional and relationship issues. We work with adults and adolescence clients from diverse backgrounds. Personal experiences have helped us to understand how essential it is to work with all our clients from their frame of reference and to actively listen to each client's needs in the theraputic relationship.
Are you frustrated and irritable at work? Do you sometimes have trouble containing your anger? Are you worried about whether you're good enough? If so, I'd like to talk with you. Together, we'll change your way of thinking so that you can learn to reduce anxiety and depression, recognize and manage your anger, reduce job-related stress and develop confidence and trust in yourself. In a personal and compassionate setting, you will learn to live from your true strengths, recognize and manage your symptoms, and gain self-acceptance as you clarify, respect and find your own voice.
I have experience working with individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with individuals across the lifespan from age six to later adulthood. My therapeutic approach incorporates principles of client-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused, narrative and cognitive-behavioral therapy along with trauma informed care. I work with clients utilizes an individualized treatment approach because no two people are alike and each person's therapeutic journey is a unique experience. Although these are my approaches to therapy, I believes it is imperative to support clients the way they want to be supported and give them the opportunity to live life more meaningfully.
**Email inquiry preferred. Currently offering video sessions.** You may be hoping to improve relationships in your life, be better able to deal with depression or anxiety, or free yourself from effects of trauma. Whatever your issues are, I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences so you feel empowered to heal and move forward with your life.
I am dedicated to human sustainability. I have an expansive, holistic, and inclusive perspective of humanity and the lived human experience. As a Licensed Psychologist since 1993, I have worked with individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations motivated to experience well-being, improved relationships, inner peace, efficacy, empowerment, and flourishing. In response to life’s challenges, suffering, and transitions, therapy can offer powerful, transformative healing and forward movement. I strive to create emotional safety for our work together, offering my wholeness of presence to meet your own.
Move from where you are now to where you want to be. Get unstuck. Gain insight into "why" questions, such as: "why do I do that?"; "why am I like this?"; "why do I feel this way?" Discover what you truly value and how to live a life aligned with your highest ideals. Therapy work can make all the difference.
If you’re struggling with low self worth, stress, excess worry and/or sadness, therapy can help you find your confidence and inner light through healing your relationship to yourself and others. You might be someone who is self critical, a people pleaser and not feeling confident in yourself and your decisions. Through your willingness and courage you will learn more about yourself, your relationships, your thoughts, emotions and behaviors and transform into the person you are meant to be. Therapy is a gift to yourself and others and allows you to live more fully you. It creates ripple effects, touching your life in unexpected ways.
Currently I am not taking any new clients. I provide psychotherapy to adolescents and adults seeking to address a variety of concerns. I have a strong commitment to collaboration and empowerment so that individuals can utilize their strengths to help shape the healing process. I value maintaining strong working relationships as well as offering a mind - body approach. I help clients identify existing patterns that work as well as patterns that may have worked in the past but are not working now. We work together to find healthy patterns that fit each client's needs, and meet their goals.
Do you believe that you could accomplish so much more in your career, social relationships and marriage? Is it a constant struggle to get to work on time, keep your home or office in order, manage your family issues without the arguing and yelling? Now may be the right time to work with a professional who has the experience, expertise and dedication to help you make some critical life changes. As a Life Coach, I specialize in assisting adults with ADD and their loved ones find workable solutions to their life challenges.
You just don’t know what to do. Feeling stuck and struggling to make a decision. No matter what you do it’s never enough. Overwhelmed and frustrated, the fear of doing the wrong thing is paralyzing. Everything is on the line and you need help figuring things out. Exhausted from the worrying, tired of the feelings of sadness, preventing you from thriving. You are ready for relief, you are ready for help.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, ATR, LPCC
*I am not accepting new clients at this time. If you identify in LGBTQIAA+ community e/m to be added to my waitlist.* In my work I blend neuroscience, trauma-healing and art therapy with open and creative conversation. I specialize in interpersonal conflict, life changes, depression/anxiety, ADHD, creative blocks/personal goals, abusive/neglectful relationships, coming out, gender identity, spiritual/racial/social trauma, and individuals with a history of trauma and/or dissociation. I use humor, compassion, and insight to sit with clients as they express themselves creatively or verbally. I am also an activist, educator, and artist.
My primary focus is to help couples work through whatever issues they may be facing. I understand that difficulties in intimate relationships can often have a negative impact on other areas of your life; struggles with your partner may lead to difficulties at work, with friends and family, and with parenting. My hope is to be able to understand your particular circumstances, explore negative cycles within your relationship, and change the negative cycles through gaining insight with your partner and making behavioural changes to improve your relationship.
When you are feeling overwhelmed but aren't sure how things can change, I can help. When you find that you keep making the same mistakes, doing things you promised yourself you would stop, I can help. Behavior changes are more than just applying logic to your situation. If it was only logic, you would have figured it out by now. I focus on how the brain processes experiences. I can provide the space to sort things out and finally make sense of those old patterns.
I work with individuals who come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including depression, anxiety, phobias, life transitions, and stress. My particular focus areas are providing gender affirming care for individuals 12 and older who are at various stages in their gender journey, as well as working with people who have OCD. I am affirming of kink, poly relationship structures, and have significant experience and training in navigating gender identity exploration/transition, as well as sexual and racial identity development.
If you are looking for a therapist who is non-judgmental and can still challenge you to be your best – come on in! I am here first and foremost to serve you, to support your goals, to see the best in you, and envision the life you can still create no matter what you’ve been through or where you are now. Sometimes you know exactly what it is bringing you to into therapy, and other times you just have an ambiguous sense of being stuck in life. In either case, this is the safe space for you. I am passionate about helping clients reach their full potential and feel empowered to navigate unique challenges.
Seeking change requires risk and risk requires vulnerability. Your first step toward therapeutic change involves courage. You are reaching out and that is not easy. One of my greatest honors as a therapist is being trusted to witness and participate in one’s healing journey. I believe in the importance of developing the therapeutic relationship and creating a space where you are able to be your authentic self.
Life can present you with situations that are unexpected, stressful, and difficult to navigate through. Having a safe place to work on those issues are important to the therapy process. He provides encouragement and works with you on the ability to slow down and gain an idea of the deeper issues in your life and achieve positive life goals. Areas include helping the individual understand certain patterns/behaviors. Family/Divorce/child issues, drug/ alcohol addictions, gaming addictions, DUI /chemical evaluations, relapse prevention, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and and divorce issues. Asperger's/autism issues.
Research shows the relationship between the client(s) and therapist is the most important component in creating change and relief from distress. My hope is to create a safe space for you to explore yourself and your relationship(s) and for us to work together respectfully, openly, and honestly to achieve your goals. I am passionate about working with couples and have advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). I enjoy working on marital/couple issues, LGBTQ+-related concerns, life transitions, existential issues, and gender identity. I also like working with mental health professionals and therapists!