I work best with folks who are experiencing emotional pain in their lives and who want to change for the better, and are willing to work through the challenges that they are facing. This is why I have been a Therapist and Coach for over 30 years. I look for people who are willing to stretch their boundaries to be more than what they believe is possible, despite their fear of the unknown. I am a human being who has walked my journey in some difficult times and I would like to be there as a guide for you.
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to make changes in their lives or are at least aware of their need to address their current life situation. I like the challenge of assisting people with their self-limiting beliefs that can create anything less than a fulfilled and happy life. I enjoy helping people with their relationships, marital or otherwise and relish working with couples, helping them redefine their differences, improve communication and rejuvenate their intimacy. I have also written a manual that can help couples who are having sexual issues reconnect and re-establish a healthy sex life.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my perspective of the human condition and experience is derived from thinking about the context of relationships. Very few, if any, "problems" are a solitary experience; it is often experienced with others in our lives. We are relational beings, and who we are has been influenced by the relationships we have with others. Relationships can hurt, but relationships can also heal. Begin the process of healing and restoring you (and your relationships) today. Not ready for therapy, check the available couples workshops under "Groups".
As a psychologist with 40+ years of experience, I help partners build bridges over relationship divides when you’re at odds. All you need is to invest in a “neutral” expert to guide you. My marriage/couple/family clients report leaving sessions feeling better off because I don’t take sides and offer proven communication tools. Although change is difficult, the surest route to happiness is to grow and change.
I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults with disabilities, and people from a wide variety of backgrounds. As a parent , I am familiar with the challenges of raising a child who has special needs. I believe that all therapy should be trauma informed, as we all do the best we can with what we know and what has worked for us in the past. My primary approaches to therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I would like to have the opportunity to help you gain a better sense of balance in your relationships and personal growth. I offer supportive and compassionate counseling to help empower you in meeting life's struggles in the fast-paced society in which we live.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , MS, LPCC
" I am a non-judgmental, open-minded therapist who believes that each client is an individual who deserves respect and unconditional regard for their life experiences. I engage in utilization of client centered therapy that allows the client to direct and feel more involved in the therapeutic process. This allows me to connect with the client and, together, develop a treatment plan that will help them to foster the skills that they feel they need to achieve the goals that they have set forth."
My strengths are in acceptance of where you are as a client and allowing you to grow and learn in your own unique ways; over 25 years of experience with lots of clients, issues, and situations; my honesty with you; and my high regard for the potential in every person. I work holistically, helping you to identify what you need cognitively, emotionally, physically, and spiritually to help yourself. I like helping people find that there are solutions in their lives that they had not thought or had not seen before.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. Emerge Counseling has many therapists that would love the opportunity to provide a supportive counseling environment for you and your family as we collaborate together to process challenges and develop solutions.
Wounds, whether they are physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, inflicted in the early stages of life can live on and be present in the daily moment to moment life experience. Children and adults alike can have difficulty moving on and developing optimally in life after experiencing traumatic events. I would like to help those who have experienced intentional or unintentional pain or abuse heal and recover from those memories.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Ever feel stuck in a rut with your thoughts and feelings, your family, your job, your habits, your doubts, even this pandemic…are you ready for a change? Ready to feel confident again? Ready to get your sparkle back? Come join me—I’ll show you how! I specialize in working with women and moms. For over 20 years, I have been helping women find hope, confidence, and healing for themselves and their relationships. Many clients value a faith perspective—we can incorporate that into our work together. Take that first step towards a stronger version of you, reach out, and discover how amazing you are!
I feel it is important to offer expert quality care that is compassionate, and tailored to each person's uniqueness as an individual. I have 33 years of clinical experience working with children, teens, families, and adults facing various life challenges. Time passes quickly. We often spend our days unhappy, and stressed. Sometimes it can be difficult to see beyond the hardships, and realize what matters most to us. If you can't change a situation, change your perspective.
I firmly believe that life presents us with opportunities to learn more about ourselves, even during some of our more difficult times. Each of us has the power within ourselves to make positive changes in our lives. I work hard in providing emotional support and tools to my clients to help them cope with whatever life presents to them."
Not feeling good about yourself or feel shame or guilt over past or present experiences that still impact your life today? If your stress is increasing, do you resort to unhealthy practices just trying not to feel? Do you struggle to effectively communicate with your spouse, family members or in other relationships? Depression, anxiety, anger and grief may be draining your energy while making it difficult to seek help. If you're feeling stuck and don't know how to take the next right step--call (937) 748-8799 now to begin to learn how to manage your life more effectively while experiencing renewed life energy!
You are at a crossroads in life - maybe feeling unsettled, maybe feeling like you're about to go under for the last time. It's time for a change. You've done your best on your own, but you need someone else on your side. You are the expert in your life, and I have experience walking with others as they find new direction. I offer Christian counseling and coaching services, believing we are each unique expressions of God's love. I can help you clarify your goals, and partner with you to make them a reality.
I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring the root cause(s) of their problems or symptoms. I enjoy clients who want to work in partnership or as a team to uncover early core beliefs that no longer serve them, and that may be blocking access to live more joyful and abundant life. I work best with relationship issues; trauma; anxiety; mood disorders, and eating disorders.
Thank you for your interest in our services! Whatever your reasons for seeking counseling might be, I want to assure you that you are not alone. If you’re anything like I am, at times there are challenges in life that can feel overwhelming. It can be easy to get "stuck" in some of these problems that we face, creating feelings of despair, frustration, anxiety or anger. It is at these times that having the help of an experienced guide can make a big difference.
I have been a teacher, working with youth for over 20 years and I bring a vast resource of practical life experiences with me. I have four master’s degrees, as I believe that education and learning are a critical component to the change process. I love working with youth, individuals, marriage and families and people with addictions as we work together to find practical, hands on, empirically based, evidenced backed solutions, which can be applied and practiced in your daily life activities.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** The decision to seek therapy is a personal investment in your self care. Wounds, whether they are physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, inflicted in the early stages of life can live on and be present in the daily moment to moment life experience. Therapy can help improve your life balance, overall wellness and success in life. I believe in using multiple treatment techniques to assist each individual in working through their difficulties. **EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME**
Are you currently finding it difficult exploring your emotions? Anger? Fear? Shame? Sadness? Sometimes, does it seem that wondering about these emotions causes some anxiety and stress? Do you feel family, friends, and others don't understand? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you likely can benefit from addressing those thoughts through therapy where there is Confidentiality, Support, and No Judgement.