I’m an identity development expert committed to helping clients answer the "who am I," reactionary questions. Life events happen and take a toll on the individual, it is my goal to help you learn how to navigate changes and be a better version of yourself. I focus on incorporating your personality traits with your belief system to strengthen your sense of self. I believe in taking a whole-person approach to helping clients reach autonomy goals. Introduction consultations are available by appointment; I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your goals
Reading the personal statements of counselors, as you are, already demonstrates strength, wisdom, and perseverance. It is not an easy thing to acknowledge that one would benefit from the insight, experience, or guidance of another. Everyone has a "too much," whether it makes sense to anyone else or not, and taking advantage of the experience and training of a counselor shows insight, courage, and a desire to improve your life and relationships. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and couples with a focus on anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, and premarital counseling.
I am passionate about providing healing and supportive counseling services to my Clients. I provide individual, family, and couples counseling. My focus is on working with people who experience symptoms of PTSD, gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, LGBT Issues, behavior disorders, and adjustment to life's ever changing stresses. Each person is unique w/ their own individual biology and environmental experiences. Therefore, therapy is individually tailored to each Clients unique circumstances. I offer face to face counseling and Telehealth where appropriate.
I work with my clients to help them cope in a healthy with with a variety of issues. Many of which include anger, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, behavioral issues, ADHD, abuse and trauma. I am trained in EMDR and am able to offer EMDR therapy as an option for those suffering from the effects of past traumas.
I am unable to accept new clients at this time. Is life harder for you than it needs to be? Have you tried unsuccessfully to overcome past hurts and losses? Does something seem to be stopping you from accomplishing all you want in life? Often, no matter how hard you try, it is difficult to overcome challenges on your own. Despite your best efforts, past disruptions can impact your current relationships and interfere with your spirituality as well. If you're looking for someone to help you increase the peace and joy in your life and reclaim the freedom and spontaneity that is rightfully yours I invite you to call me.
The decision to pursue counseling can be very difficult, and so is finding the right counselor. To help with this process, I encourage people to first talk to me via phone to make sure we have a strong personal connection during the counseling process. I offer a safe environment during counseling sessions where I invite you to discuss the issues you are struggling with and expand upon them in the depth you feel necessary to convey your thoughts and emotions.
You lay in bed at night wondering if your partner will ever see your pain. You feel alone, unimportant, unappreciated. You do not feel the love you once felt. Now it feels like you are just roommates. You try to talk with your partner about what is bothering you. But your partner either misses your pain or it turns into an argument. The two of you just end up further apart and more alone. You know you cannot do this anymore. The pain is too much.
Are you ready to really live your life and not merely exist? You have within yourself the power to overcome any difficulties. Many of our obstacles, environmental, past experiences, biological dysfunctions, and worries about the future rob us from fully living and enjoying our lives. And the way we view them might keep us stuck and unfulfilled. I can help you notice those external and/or internal factors, identify patterns of thought and behavior, help you neutralize them, and encourage positive change and growth.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
The Infidelity and Women's Therapist. Therapy can be different from what you've experienced before. Faced with the fear of divorce? I have been there, conquered those fears and have come out soaring on the other side. Sometimes the best thing for a relationship is for it to end and sometimes it just needs some tweaking for it to be exactly the way you hoped it would be. It can be hard to know for sure if the relationship is too far gone, if it can be saved, or if you even want the relationship. We can work together to make sense of your experience.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LCMFT-S, LMFT, CCPT
I am a retired army chaplain and combat veteran, immigrant from Korea in 1989. I am an ordained minister of CRCNA. I am also a certified clinical chaplain and pastoral counselor, a board certified clinical supervisor for LMFT interns and associates in KS, a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas, and a certified Child Play therapist. My professional work and experiences in the military as a chaplain have enriched my perspectives about life dealing. My unique experiences about life and death both in peace and combat have given me valuable insights to help you deal with struggles and issues in your lives.
The decision to seek counseling is often difficult and comes after much thought and consideration. It has been my experience that the relationship formed between the client and counselor plays a vital role in the effectiveness and outcome of the therapeutic experience. Therefore my goal is to create a caring and trusting relationship with my client so they feel safe, comfortable and supported.
Clients typically arrive with guilt, shame, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, PTSD symptoms, and a loss of identity. My goal is to free you from negative past experiences and gain empowerment to live your life freely.
Are you feeling worried, frustrated, or overwhelmed by the roller coaster ride that comes with parenting a teenager? Have you spent many sleepless nights worried about your teen’s mood swings, acting out, grades, or who they are hanging out with? Maybe you feel helpless because you’ve tried everything to help your teen and nothing seems to be working. As a parent of six kids ranging in ages from 19-29, I know those feelings, those worries all too well. Parenting is hard work; teenagers don’t come with a manual. Many of us feel like we are doing it all wrong or that the problems our teen's experience reflect our parenting skills.
Life comes with its fair share of stress and struggles. If you need support, help sorting through difficult feelings, or moving through a rough spot, my clients report feeling understood and hopeful, while seeing behaviors change and life situations improve. My style is collaborative, interactive, and engaging. I am very comfortable working with a variety of individuals, adults, seniors, teens and children. We can increase your insight, improve communication, uncover barriers, and problem solve to promote growth and change. "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do." Brene Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, PhD
I am a counselor who enjoys helping others to see their potential, work through their struggles, bond families together again, and help individuals reach their personal goals! There is nothing more gratifying to me than to see someone take the courageous step to work through a difficult situation and grow in their self-esteem, self-worth, and identity.
**I am currently taking new clients** As a parent, you have likely tried many different ways to help your child/adolescent handle their emotions or relationships, and the issues is just not resolved yet and you need more support. Life presents many circumstances that can be difficult for children/adolescents to navigate on their own. It is not uncommon for them to experience overwhelming emotions in response to their challenge, intense reactions to life events, or possibly feeling disconnected from their family or world. I am passionate about providing a safe place where children, teens and families can come for help and support.
I am your trauma expert! I have helped children, families and adults impacted by intimate partner violence, family violence, sexual abuse, neglect, and many other experiences in early childhood/adulthood. I can help you or your child with finding relief in current symptoms, understanding the many layers of trauma, ways to move through trauma, and how to find those playful parts again!
I dedicate my time to finding ways to help individuals, couples, and families grow. Through my non-confrontational, straight-forward approach I seek to help you and your loved ones identify personal strengths, achieve goals, have improved relationships and effective communication patterns. With all clients I strive to help you have "ah-ha" moments of clarity while dealing with current feelings of frustration in life. Within couples and families I aim to help you understand each other's needs; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It is my goal to work with you and your loved ones to find solutions that fit your needs.
Are you having difficulty making some decisions about what to do next? Maybe you are trying to make a big life decision and are scared you’ll make the wrong one? If you feel like the coping skills you have aren't working for you anymore, let me help you so you can put your life back in balance and set your goals in motion! I have over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages and walks of life but I am most passionate about helping adults who are making important decisions about parenting, work, family, school and relationships. Life can be hard but counseling doesn't have to be. Call me today!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Platte City 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 Platte City 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Platte City specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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