My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment that allows you to explore your pain or other symptoms which bring you to therapy. I feel privileged to be able to assist you in your journey through life's transitions, including identity/self concept, managing stress and anxiety, relational or occupational, recovering from grief and loss, or related to sexual/gender orientation. My style is predominantly Client Centered, but is also informed by Psychodynamic theory, Jungian and Depth psychology, Gestalt therapy, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
I work with adults, adolescents, and children. Often, as adults, we find ourselves stuck. You keep trying, yet things aren’t getting better. Usually, this means you have developed a self-limiting belief. Let’s talk. Together we can identify the root of the issue, develop new core beliefs, and create a plan to develop a more fulfilling life. Children and adolescents need a safe space and a person that accepts them for who they truly are, so they can express themselves openly. I focus on helping them see their true worth to enhance their growth and development, while teaching them skills to express emotions and cope with stressors.
A little about me, I am a licensed professional counselor. I received my Masters degree in Counseling and my Bachelors degree in Psychology. I know that reaching out for counseling is very difficult. It takes so much courage to talk with someone about the amount of help that is needed. I use a strength-based approach that will focuses more on positive characteristics and contributions while tackling any barriers to success. I will help identify boundaries and provide insight to issues that may be withholding clients happiness. I empower my clients so they are able to cope with stressors in a healthy way.
As a society we are challenged by an overwhelming amount of expectations and stressors placed on us by the world. Anxiety is very real and many have experienced trauma or have their own struggles with depression. Reaching out for help is an act of courage and humility. Forsythe Wellness takes a Functional Medicine approach, viewing the mind and body as working together. This means looking at every area of a person's life to understand and address the root causes underlying the symptoms. Using a unique person-centered approach for each client, we will focus on impacting long-term change. Therapy takes place in a variety of settings.
Sometimes something huge happens in our life and we realize that a little help could be useful to manage overwhelming thoughts or behaviors; other times, we notice small issues that keep us from being the person we want to be. I work with individuals, couples and families who are ready for a change.
Currently fullAre you an over-stressed college student? A twenty-something trying to figure out your life path? Dealing with stress and anxiety? Reaching out for help is a brave act. I am here to help. I specialize in working with young adults as they navigate life's ups and downs. I am also passionate about helping people process through past trauma to reclaim their lives. I tailor my approach based upon my client's unique needs and utilize EMDR, Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I accept several insurances
While assisting adult individuals and couples to address their specific emotional concerns for over 27 yrs. I discovered, from depression to anxiety, from guilt to grief, emotions are only an aspect of who you are but don’t define who you are.
I specialize in working with young and older adults, both in individual and family therapy. I have taken special interest in working with end of life issues, times of transition such as grief and loss, relationship changes, and those who may be experiencing a terminal medical diagnosis. I also specialize in working with those who have been diagnosed with a dual diagnosis, mood, depressive, and anxiety disorders. For several years, I worked in in-patient acute healthcare settings. I have extensive experience working with elderly and their caregivers especially those diagnosed with Dementia.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CSAT-S, EMDR-II
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. - the first to bring the term "Sex Addiction" to the mainstream. I help people troubled with sexual addiction / compulsion to understand and escape the cycle of unwanted sexual behavior.
Scared to go to counseling? Whether you are an adult or a child, I offer exciting, non-judgmental, state-of-the-art information that provides clear answers to issues that are terrifying to you or seem impossible to fix. Before you leave your first appointment, you will know why your problem is occurring and HOW to begin achieving immediate, positive change in any situation. The process will not be scary but FUN, no matter how serious the problem! Additionally, you will take with you an empowered insight to life that guarantees the way to substantially happier living!
You are here and have found my profile because you have taken a step toward healing. Maybe the healing is yours or maybe you are here for a family member. Maybe a close friend. No matter your reasoning I am elated that you are here. I am passionate about your journey to healing. I look forward to being there for you and assist you in reaching your therapeutic goals.
My goal is to meet you where you are. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief , trauma, or relationship issues we can work together to raise and strengthen your insight, self awareness, and resiliency. Life is never a straight line nor are we always given direction. Many of us are working through a variety of life transitions and I can help you by being an advocate and having a relationship built on honesty, knowledge, and trust. Working together and collaborating to find your strengths and opportunities for growth is what I do best. Please call and let me know how I can help.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, STH
If you are reading this, then I imagine you are going through a difficult time - past issues are not improving or current issues have become overwhelming. Or perhaps you're looking for some help to change direction in your life, or you would like to understand yourself better.
What makes Unlimited Potential Counseling different from other counseling offices? We are a pediatric-focused practice (ages 3-Adult) and can work with your child/teen and family to navigate a variety of life's difficult situations. Our clinicians incorporate a variety of counseling styles to best fit the needs of you and your child, including play therapy techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or parent coaching (to name only a few). We are a neurodiversity-affirming practice and work to find the strengths of each client to help them build the skills they need for success.
Being a mom is agonizing when your child’s struggling. You’ve done your best and don’t know what else to do. Love mixes with pain and it feels like your heart is breaking. Sometimes kids get clinging, tearful and whiny. Sometimes they get rude and disrespectful. Sometimes they meltdown because they can’t hold it together. Sometimes they’re anxious and sometimes they’re depressed. Whatever you’re facing, it’s hard. I remember. I’m a mom. I got the looks, the unkind remarks in the grocery store. It hurt. There were times when I lost my temper and felt the mom guilt. And I discovered a way to alter the course of our story for good.
Are you an adult (or young adult) struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you coping with stress with alcohol or drugs? Just out of rehab? Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Let me help.
It isn’t easy to ask for help when you feel overwhelmed, uncomfortable, and unheard. I commend you for taking this first step. No longer do you need to feel alone or remain silent. We all need additional support from time to time, engaging in counseling is a wonderful way to get that support.
I am a trauma focused certified therapist with MoACTS and have worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 30 years in the field of mental health. Currently I work in private practice and have extensive experience with children ages ranging from five to eighteen. I specialize in counseling children, adolescents and teenagers who have experienced a traumatic event in their lives related to child abuse and neglect. In addition I work with children and parents from divorced, blended and step-parent families.
I was introduced to the world of psychology while going through a difficult time as a young college student and seeking the help of a therapist. The experience taught me so much about myself and how to manage my emotions during difficult times as well as throughout life that I decided to learn more about the field. One intro to psychology class turned into two more, and then just 12 short years later (with a few twists and turns along the way) I completed my PhD in counseling psychology!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in O Fallon 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 O Fallon 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.
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