Psychotherapy is for individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives. Some individuals seek out therapy to improve their lives and to help recognize and remove barriers to a healthy lifestyle, relationships, and productivity. While others find that troubling symptoms of anxiety, depression, failed relationships, chronic pain, and loss are too intense to manage on their own. I work with individuals presenting with a range of emotional and psychological needs in a safe and respectful atmosphere. I respect and encourage individuals' motivation to change and help them develop their own internal resources to make lasting positive changes.
Do you wonder if what you are feeling is normal? Are you having relationship concerns or feeling depressed? Are you irritable or unsure of what is going on in your life? Does your child struggle with emotion regulation or behavioral concerns? Maybe you are considering a major life change? I am here to provide you with the support and confidence you need to cope. Have you recently started questioning your life experiences, dealing with a lost loved one or need support for your child. Through counseling we can identify what you are feeling, how to deal with stress, what are healthy relationships and effective ways to cope with life.
I provides comprehensive therapeutic services for individuals, teens and families who are faced with obstacles to healthy living. My practice is born from extensive experience with at-risk teens and families, and with individuals seeking to overcome challenges to fulfilling and healthy lives. Therapy is built upon the principle of partnership - with safety, compassion, acceptance and respect at the core. Clients rediscover their inborn strength, confidence, courage and resilience while being supported to develop new skills, shape healthy relationships, heal trauma and begin living the lives they've envisioned for themselves.
I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with adolescents, and adults. I have a special heart for working with individuals who struggle with boundary issues, codependency, self-esteem, and shame. I also work with survivors of narcissistic/relational/spiritual abuse; adults and adolescents going through separation/divorce; and those with relational/attachment trauma through abuse and neglect. I offer a holistic approach to understand the whole person as well as look at attachment; utilize emotionally-focused therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; and play therapy among many other approaches.
My ideal client is someone looking for a significant change in their life. They may struggle with past hurts, shame, isolation, trauma, low self image, resentment, self-hatred, depression, or anxiety. They need someone to listen and to provide a safe place free of judgement where they will be heard. Their goals might include finding freedom, seeing their situation in a new light, gaining hope, finding their voice, or integrating their life experience and their spirituality.
What is keeping you from living the life that you long-for? What are the roadblocks that you just can't seem to navigate through on your own? I have a passion for helping individuals and families find their inner source of hope and gain the skills to work through life's obstacles. With patience and perseverance I provide a safe, personal, and realistic approach to counseling. You don't have to be weighed down by your emotions, I believe in earning your trust and look forward to walking along side you. Healing can be the start of your new beginning!
My passion is to help individuals and couples as they face sexual addiction, substance abuse, trauma, and the stressors of life that lead to hopelessness, pain and loss. I engage individuals and couples using a task-centered, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, respecting their freedom of choice while challenging them to become the persons they really want to be. My goal is to help men and women who are struggling with the effects of sexual, love, and relationship addictions. I offer sex addiction treatment groups for men and provide tools and resources to begin to achieve sobriety and freedom from sexually compulsive behaviors.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ATR-BC
I am booking old and new clients for Telehealth sessions starting 3/14/2022. Look forward to working with you then! Reach out- https://arttherapymissouri.mytheranest.com/account/signup I find the most joy working with individuals who take an active role in their healing journey by engaging collaboratively with me in the counseling process. I believe all people have an innate capacity for growth and positive change.
Looking to gain a better perspective on life? Improve self-esteem? Stop the racing thoughts, anxiety, constant worry and depression? I provide supportive therapy to help people realize they can make these positive changes and know they are not alone.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC-S, LPCC, LMHC, RPT
*We have IN PERSON sessions available and in some cases same week as your call!* We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the "teen whisperer". If you are navigating these concerns we offer individualized treatment plans that are set around your goals. Our main priority is to give you a place where you can process your concerns, and provide you with guidance to walk through those with skills.