Life is full of transitions. Changes in employment, relationship status, becoming a parent, the illness or death of a loved one, relocating or developing a new health issue are some of the most challenging life transitions. Without adequate emotional support and healthy coping skills, the extra stress can lead to developing further physical and mental health problems. Depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse and family conflicts can appear or worsen as a result of not having support and knowledge of how to manage life changes. I educate and support my clients as they learn to think and care for themselves in a healthier way.
" Your story is yours alone. Your story is what sets you apart from every other person on the earth. Perhaps sometimes you give away your power and hand the pen over to someone else. Perhaps you need tools to change the lens you use for your story. It is my calling to help you with either or both. I provide safe ears and decades upon decades of life. I use analogies during counseling. If that speaks to you, we are probably a good fit. Counseling provides an optimal chance for growth and I hope you have a positive counseling experience.
Hi! I'm Darla, and I am glad that we are going to embark on this journey together. It's important to feel connected to your therapist. I believe that sometimes we are all in need of additional support and assistance to navigate through difficult life situations that may seem overwhelming and debilitating. I am here to assist you and respectfully walk beside you while also honoring your autonomy.
Belief: life is comprised of a multitude of experiences each shaping who we are and how we engage in the world around us. We have the ability to re-evaluate and transform difficult or traumatic experiences into something new, creating a more whole self. This takes work, a desire to self-reflect, and at times, move toward change.
Have you felt guilt or shame because life was more challenging than you expected it would be post-adoption? Have relationships been a struggle? Does someone acting "off" around you fill you with worry? Attachment issues can be a common struggle for those who have been involved in foster care/adoption. As a fellow adoptee, I too, know the confusion, pain, and feelings a lack of identity and attachment wounds can bring to this family dynamic. Therapy can provide a neutral space to process through those emotions. You can learn skills to confidently handle what life throws at you and take time to heal through the hurt in a healthy way.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Unknown I believe that we have the answers to our own struggles, but sometimes we just need help accessing those answers. My approach to counseling is one of helping my clients understand themselves better so that they can face life's difficulties with confidence.
In this grave hour in America's existence we need to help each other. When we work together we will find our own sources of strength and resolve to meet the challenges of our life. I have been doing EMDR since 1996 and have many techniques to resolve past traumas that cause anxiety. If you are looking for a psychologist with 35 years of professional experience, you may wish to make an appointment. If you have panic attacks, social anxiety, P.T.S.D., or depression then I'm sure I can be of significant help to you. Visit my website at www.murrellpsychologicalservice.com or visit www.healthgrades.com/rate/XPCS2 to see our reviews.
It is about relationships. Either with oneself, ones family member, or ones partner. My goal is to help you expand and strengthen your emotional world. To help you feel seen and heard in your relationships. I will help you to learn to manage the distressing emotions arising during conflicts with a loved one. With those seeking couples counseling we will work on avoiding defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. I will help you build an atmosphere of admiration and appreciation providing you with the tools to be able to reestablish the friendship and fondness that once drew you together.
I enjoy working with children and adults, meeting with individuals, couples and families. Prior to joining the team at Synergy Counseling Center, I worked for a Community Health Center and an Indian Health Services Center in Alaska working across the lifespan. I approach therapy from an attachment-focused lens and believe we find healing through an integrated, wholistic approach to therapy.
I help my clients find their strengths and utilize them to improve their difficulties. I focus on your experiences and preferences in therapy and rely on your feedback to provide you with the service you need. I have experience with treating interpersonal and personal difficulties. I also have experience treating anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders. I look forward to working with you to meet your goals!
Trauma changes things - the way you feel and think about yourself, others, and the world. I can help you address your trauma-related complaints and have extensive training and experience treating childhood abuse (e.g. emotional, sexual, physical), sexual assault/rape, combat, motor vehicle accidents, etc. I completed a clinical internship and worked for 4+ years at the Veterans Affairs and believe that every person deserves the highest quality mental health treatment. I offer weekly appointments and intensive PTSD care (ranging from 3-5x per week) that can be completed in as little as 2-4 weeks. This program may be right for you.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently accepting individual, family, and couples clients. I strongly believe in the human capacity for growth and healing. Using a warm, collaborative approach, I strive to provide a welcoming and supportive space for you to explore past experiences, address current stressors, and work toward goals for your future. My approach to therapy involves drawing on Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Practices. My goal is to join you where you are and create a customized treatment plan addressing your individual needs.
** Currently accepting clients for waitlist ** Many of my clients enter therapy to address the feeling of groundlessness that can occur when things fall apart. It may be an episode of significant depression or anxiety, unresolved trauma, a life changing loss such as divorce or death, or a crisis of awakening and challenging previously held understandings of the self in the world. There are many paths that take us into therapy, and I walk that path with my clients to develop a better understanding and integration to adapt to life when we find ourselves at these challenging points.
At Compass Counseling, we are dedicated to providing responsive service to our clients, contacts and community. We have a diverse staff of professional counselors who are capable of meeting the most difficult counseling needs. We seek to develop cooperative relationships with everyone involved in the client's care to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client and optimize the treatment process. Our growing list of therapists allows us to match up client needs with specific areas of interest/expertise within our counselor community.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR
I work with adolescents, adults, and families to break generational cycles. I guide and empower individuals to take back control of their lives and become their best self. I have had to overcome hardships that were placed in my life and through counseling, I was able to take back my life! I believe that every individual deserves a safe space to heal. I will provide an atmosphere where people are free to experience change. I believe change is capable of everyone. I believe in our scars telling our story of healing. I believe in growth, forgiveness, second, and third chances. I believe in people. I believe in hope.
I hope to work with clients that are motivated to develop trust with their body and connection to their story. Developing this trust within the self aids in developing effective resources to cope with the stressors of life. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty maintaining relationships, and utilizing maladaptive coping skills are some of. the ways past traumas manifest in daily life. I enjoy helping clients develop a nonjudgemental perspective to understand their traumas and how these experiences impact them presently. I enjoy working with clients to strengthen their self-compassion and increase their adaptive skills.
My primary goal for therapy is to make each client feel safe to share their life story in order to begin healing. I view the therapeutic process as a joint effort in which I collaborate with my client to find the best approach to resolve any current struggles.
If you are an adult or teenager struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma issues, self-esteem, and/or setting boundaries, I would love to help you. Couples with relational stress are welcome as I enjoy and have experience in marital/couples therapy and helping relationships succeed. Currently, I lead the Healthy Relationships group at Synergy Counseling Center. I have recently been trained in EMDR to assist clients with reduction in trauma-related symptoms resulting in overall healing. DBT is one of my specialties and I have assisted clients with learning these skills individually or in a group setting.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BEdHons, BAPsych, EMDR
Well done for reaching out for help...your first step towards healing! Depressed, anxious, suicidal? I support hurting individuals, couples and families to find new ways of communicating, and coping with the stressors of life. I specialize in couple counselling, divorce and blended families. If you are a couple in crisis as a result of infidelity or betrayal..we will navigate this together. Whatever the problem or the outcome.. there is hope, a new day and a new beginning....
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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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