Whether its difficulty navigating a toxic work environment, dealing with a difficult boss, experiencing marriage or relationship problems, or feeling lost and alone you may need to evaluate what your needs or wants are. Your mind and body is telling you something if you are feeling stressed, feeling sad, have problems sleeping, feeling lonely even in a crowd, or getting angry over the littlest thing, its letting you know change needs to happen. We all struggle at times with trying to navigate life and I believe that we all could benefit from support. Reaching out for help is the key to working towards a healthier way of living.
Do you feel burnt out, exhausted, or overwhelmed? If so, know that you aren't alone. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy to adults and adolescents with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and emotional eating. The process of therapy is not just “talking about your problems.” It is about building self-awareness, making changes to our thoughts and behaviors, as well as learning and practicing coping skills. Through the process, I help clients learn to cope with chronic physical health or emotional issues, manage relationship conflicts, and improve their overall well-being.
Everyone has a story, and every story is complex. Maybe you feel exhausted, stuck, alone, or anxious. Maybe you've hit another difficult patch and you're uncertain of where to turn. Maybe your relationships feel harder than they used to, or perhaps you're tired of experiencing chronic shame. The good news is that life doesn't have to be this way forever; real change is possible. Your struggles and your pain are real, and I want you to know that my office is a safe place where we can explore healing together. I work with teens, adults, and couples, and I have received advanced training in EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy).
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to form a close working relationship to resolve their concerns. I appreciate straightforward communication where clients provide me with honest feedback regarding the helpfulness (or not) of the interventions I recommend. With this information, treatment is adapted to fit the client's preferred style for healing. Clients and I forge a emotionally healing relationship wherein we identify treatment strategies to enhance emotional well-being, problem-solving, communication, symptom reduction, and personal growth.
I am a trauma-informed therapist that has experience working with a diverse population that includes children, adolescents and adults. Born and raised in St. Louis City, I am aware of some of the treasures and challenges that come from living in the area. I am committed to a systemic understanding of the issues that face the clientele I serve within a safe, client-focused environment.
I offer effective, short-term, professional counseling for individuals who are ready to make changes in their lives. Clients learn how to effectively cope with their issues so they can live with intention, purpose, and personal meaning. I help you set goals and realistic measures of progress toward goals, while boosting your motivation to keep going. We also examine any barriers to achieving goals and develop strategies to remove them or minimize their effects.
My clients are sensitive, smart, and creative, but may find these strengths difficult to access and manage. As a result you may feel disconnected, anxious, and depressed. You may self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or food. I help people reconnect with themselves and use their strengths to build the lives they want and deserve.
The world becomes a better place when we humans learn we are amazing; just for being human. Some, especially Black and Brown humans, suffer from living in cultures and systems that dehumanize them, keeping them from this realization. Therapy is one tool we can use to heal these wounds and create better communities. I believe that Black and Brown people need and deserve representation and validation of their experiences. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own story, the captain of their own ship.
In a culture that values productivity, status, and appearance, it’s difficult to avoid measuring your self-worth by these societal standards. My clients typically seek therapy because they are struggling with confidence, perfectionism, and a sense of identity. They often hold themselves to extremely high standards or feel “lost” in who they are and what they want in life. They crave to feel connected to their authentic selves and long to feel more in touch with their needs and emotions. Together we explore ways to overcome self-doubt and reclaim joy.
April Special: 40-minute telehealth session only $40! 30-minute telehealth session only $30! Call or email for details. Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 18 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve. Telehealth sessions are also available.
I provide therapeutic counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who are hurting due to conflict, anxiety, grief, and depression. With consistent, positive support, I serve my clients with a deep appreciation of their individuality and sensitivity to their struggle. Conflict and harm can be devastating, but it does not have to be. You deserve the opportunity to discover peace and to know that you do not have to search alone. Contact me today or learn more about me on my website.
Parents develop strategies in my office to minimize family conflicts, cope with difficult situations, and manage disruptive or risky behavior in their kids and teens. Every family is different, and I assist them in creating and implementing a workable approach to meet their specific circumstances. Family counseling will give you a greater understanding of why things feel so hard, why your kid is doing what they are doing, and why things are not changing. You will walk away with specific strategies, plans, and skills that you can use in order to break the patterns of negative behavior and feel more in control and prepared.
I welcome you to my office. You are welcome to tell your stories, fight for your marriage, grieve your losses, wrestle for hope, explore your stuckness, re-imagine the "real you," or simply learn to rest. My hope is that this will be a space where you experience being known, received, and not ashamed. My personal experiences with counseling have invited me to these things.
You lie awake at night wondering: "Why did I say that?" "Why did they say that?" "What is wrong with me?" "Will I ever be ok?" "Everyone else has this all figured out, why don't I?" "How come no one wants to be with me?" "Will this anxiety/depression ever lift?" And so many other intrusive thoughts. You realize you're thinking these thoughts all day, but at night they really catch up with you. In the morning your thoughts wake you up and the barrage begins anew, always the same words, invoking the same hopeless and helpless feelings. You do what you can just to get out of bed wondering how life got so hard.
Parenting a child, teen or young adult who is struggling with adoption, trauma, or a mental health issues can be an overwhelming experience. You may feel alone, unsure of how to get yourself or your family the help and care they need. When your child of any age is struggling with a mental health need you may feel: angry, scared, confused, isolated and even ashamed.
Hi! Are you someone who is looking for something different because what you have been doing isn't working anymore? Are you someone who has had trauma (Big T or Little t trauma) and want more insight into how you can better cultivate and maintain a relationship with yourself and others? I specialize in helping the BIPOC population see their symptoms for what they are and helping them navigate exploration of self. If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, I CAN help and I want to help! **Our practice is accepting new patients**
I am passionate about breaking the negative stigma of mental health in the church and the black community. I enjoy helping adolescents, adults, and families navigate through the challenges and unexpected hardships of life. I have a desire to help clients with a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, divorce, transitions, single parenting, and family communication
I would be truly privileged to support and guide you through the process of life and heart change through counseling. It is my honor to help you discover more meaning, purpose, and joy in your life. I provide a safe, genuine, and compassionate therapeutic environment for those experiencing emotional pain or difficulty. With a Christian worldview, I treat individuals using an integrated approach that combines elements from the study of psychology with biblical truth and faith in Christ.
I am a licensed psychologist with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a masters in marriage and family therapy. My education and practice have provided opportunities to gain extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have found success in emphasizing my client's experience and creating a strong therapist / client relationship. This approach comes natural to me and helps the counseling process feel less intimidating. I have particular interest in: ADHD, autism spectrum, depression, anxiety, relational problems, premarital counseling, oppositional children, addiction, self-esteem, grief and loss, and adjustment to change and difficulty.