I utilize evidence-based, neurobiological approaches to treatment with heavy conceptualization for the client's biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects and impacts related to one's functioning. Compassion-driven and challenging where appropriate, I will meet the person where they are in regards to their personal journey for health and healing.
Are you on a journey of self-discovery? Are you having difficulty communicating your needs and creating boundaries with others? Are you part of the LGBTQIA+ community in need of support and affirmations? Are you wanting to learn what barriers are preventing from you achieving your goals? Do you have difficulty regulating your emotions? If any of these questions resonate with you then I could be the right therapist for you. I am not interested in changing what makes you special just because society is unaccepting of it. Being your authentic self is a part of mental health.
Therapy doesn't have to be scary or intimidating... Together we can share the space in a laid back, comfortable atmosphere that allows us to identify and explore what motivates you, and what lasting changes you would like to create. Whether it's healing from the past or present, or creating a plan together to enact positive change, I offer a non-judgmental, curious, and creative space.
“Happiness is when what you say, what you think, and what you do are in harmony.” - Ghandi. My goal is to help clients find harmony. I like to take a holistic approach to therapy - addressing mind, body and spirit. I want to share your journey to happiness and learn what the best appraoch to therapy is for you. If you are struggling to find peace in your life or relationship, we can work together to get you where you want to be.
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.
As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe and confidential environment for my clients to talk about their struggles. My approach is from a cognitive-behavioral model and is strength- based. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals who are experiencing difficult challenges in managing their daily lives. My goal is to support your journey to a more healthy lifestyle. I also support families dealing with someone who is abusing substances. I opened my practice in a rural community to serve those who need access to local services at a low cost, coupled with convenience. As of April 2019, I am fully trained in EMDR.
My approach to therapy is assisting the client find their own personal strengths and values to improve the quality of their life. We do this together, discovering ways the client can reach her inner resources for growth. I believe the therapeutic process is mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual, and I integrate all of these areas in my approach.
I enjoy counseling men, women and teens from all walks of life. Often men and women who come to counseling are not sure what to expect from the process. I will listen to your stories of where you have been, where you are now and where you hope to be in the future. Together we will try to find the solution that works best for you. Over the years, I have counseled individuals with mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma.
I practice with the belief that therapy can be a rich and vital exploration into understanding the deepest parts of our selves: the parts we cherish as well as the parts we want to change. We all have unconscious patterns that can get in the way of living the life we want to lead. These patterns can manifest as anxiety, depression, phobias, physical illness or pain, addiction, even rage. These symptoms can affect relationships, work, self esteem, creativity, and sexuality. Change is possible when these patterns can be expressed and understood in an open, and accepting space.
Life has changed for an uncertain period of time. Finding a safe space to really be heard, so we can process, heal and grow is helpful during this difficult time. Feeling isolated, depressed, anxious or unable to face daily challenges is normal, but finding ways to handle the stress or difficult feelings when they become overwhelming can make life easier and bring about more success and happiness in your. Sometimes it's stress within a relationship (family, dating, marriage, parenting) that can really throw us off our game. Sometimes work is overwhelming. Sometimes everything seems to get us down.
I believe that healing results from addressing the whole person so approach therapy from a strengths-based perspective, highlighting individuals' resilience and awakening their own ability to heal. I value a strong creative, collaborative relationship.
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.
As a compassionate, experienced therapist I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and specialize in helping children who are struggling emotionally/behaviorally increase their ability to function in the home and/or school. I have experienced considerable success in treating clients with anger, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, posttraumatic stress disorder, autism, adjustment issues and many other categories of emotional/behavioral health challenges. Using a collaborative approach, a plan is determined to reach your needs and desired goals. Our progress is monitored frequently and updates are made accordingly.
ONLINE & IN PERSON "My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive and do so with some passion, compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou As women we are usually the last on our list- the order is usually kids, partners, parents, family, jobs, friends... then you. All of this and we're barely making it. Why continue to struggle and merely survive, when you can thrive. Depression doesn't always look like tears and pity parties. It can look like overwhelm, anger, unstable emotions, isolation, and anxiety too! Sound like anyone you know? Is it you girl?
Maya Angelou said, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Our youth and young adults today are faced with unique challenges their families and loved ones could not have prepared for. Do you or your teen struggle to cope with the events happening in their life? I offer support, tools, and guidance for kids and families that are having difficulty navigating this challenging time. A healthy future can be possible. I also offer EMDR to help with trauma experienced by clients.
I currently not am accepting clients at this time. I will start a waitlist , and I may have an opening or two in September. I work 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Therapy is more than "just talking". It helps you to learn new ways of thinking, and new coping skills. Lets take the journey towards healing together. I have over 25 years of experience in outpatient mental health , and I have seen numerous people grow and change in order to live their best life. As an experienced LPCC Mental Health counselor who is EMDR certified, I love seeing people heal from their trauma experience.
I am currently accepting new clients. Life can be very challenging at times. We often take care of our physical health and other needs, but may not focus on our mental health. We all deserve to take a step back and take care of ourselves. Many times depression, anxiety and stress can become overwhelming. Taking time to focus on issues like these can help move life in a much more positive direction.
I believe that every client has their own strengths and tools to get through difficult times and to grow. However, sometimes we just need a little navigation to discover those strengths. my goal is to work together in identifying your strengths and empowering you to use them. I strive to create a warm and open atmosphere so you have a comfortable space to share your thoughts, feelings and challenges.
Every person's journey through life is unique and will inevitably bring about challenging situations, particularly when we feel alone or lost in what we are facing. As your therapist, my goal is to provide you with a trusting and warm environment, to allow you to explore and gain understanding of the challenges you face, as well as the possibilities that may create a positive change. I utilize person-centered and integrated approaches in therapy to address the dynamics of your inner life and commit to supporting your emotional growth, which allows me to create a therapeutic experience that's unique to each client.
Clients come to therapy looking for a comfortable environment and to find a therapist that is open, honest and is able to assist them with gaining tools into helping them cope with their particular situation.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Miamisburg 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 Miamisburg 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Miamisburg, or Child Psychologists in Miamisburg.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Miamisburg psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Miamisburg 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.