I specialize in adult women's mental health wellness. Helping you move beyond anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, grief, & life issues to find happy, hope-filled, healthy lives & relationships. Sadness and fear don't have to be daily emotions. It's tiring, lonely, frustrating, terrifying & even heartbreaking to think this is your life. It's not what you hoped it would be - it's not what it should be. You want to be happy and able to cope with life, but it's just too much to handle and things aren't getting better. You feel like things will never change. Sometimes we just need support & understanding from someone helpful.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MEd
Finding a therapist is never easy, even on our best days. Chances are, if you're here, you're not facing your best days. You've been through hard things, and you're tired. I see you. It may not feel like it now, but you can get through this. You don't have to do it alone, though. If I seem like a good fit for you, please give me a call or send me an e-mail as soon as it feels right.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Do you feel like your “life is a mess” or “out of control”? Do you feel a lack of self-esteem, self-identity, or self-confidence in your abilities? Do you feel your emotional issues get in the way of you having clarity and a more fulfilled life? Do you have a difficult time managing certain aspects of day to day living in areas including work, home life, relationships, mental health, physical health, social life, personal ambitions, and spiritual well-being? Do you feel as if you want to bring balance to your life but you don’t know where to start?
You and your spouse feel more like roommates, and neither of you seem to be able to change that. You would love to be close and connected again, but instead you find yourselves caught in a constant negative pattern, lacking communication and filled with misunderstanding. You can’t seem to hear each other over all the daily noise and small frustrations. You feel so alone, so exhausted with your attempts to improve your relationship. You both want to feel appreciated and cared for by each other. You want to make your relationship strong and loving again, but you haven’t been able to do that on your own.
Child and Adolescent psychologist. Ph.D. in Child/School Psychology from an APA-accredited program at McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2005. I specialize in neuropsychological, psychological, developmental, and psycho-educational testing. Testing is performed for the purposes of diagnosis & treatment planning. I give "understandable" reports with comprehensive treatment plans, referrals to health professions (S&L, OT, PT, & psychiatrists), home-based & school-based recommendations. I equip parents to engage their children in interventions at home, empowering parents to take charge of their children's challenges. I also provide brief screening and treatment recommendations as an alternative to comprehensive testing.
Sometimes our lives can become unbalanced and things can rapidly spin out of control, with no end in sight. Whether it's someone we love and care about, or ourselves, we all at times, need help. Getting the necessary tools to overcome adversity, cope with chronic struggles, or help someone close to us can make a huge impact on our lives. The key ingredient is a willingness to change. If we are willing to make a difference in our own lives or the life of a loved one, then we just need some guidance. So let's explore what those steps will look like and start chipping away at the underlying problems.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, EdS, LPC-A, ADC-IP
Anxiety is a normal part of life but too much anxiety can make us choose unhelpful coping mechanisms that prevent us from being able to function in other areas of our life. We often feel that if anxiety would just go away, we'd feel better about our day to day lives but where does that leave us when another anxiety provoking situation or event happens? Getting control of anxiety is difficult work but it can alleviate so many of the hurdles we experience in life. Let's work together to end our unhealthy coping mechanism and get control of the obstacles that hold us back from living our best life today.
Let’s get started on your journey! Looking forward to providing a safe nonjudgmental space to help you feel comfortable with starting your journey to a better quality of life. I have over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My passion is to help you reach your highest potential and achieve your personal goals.
So you feel like life is too much and that the expectations for you are too high. You feel like you aren't good enough to make it through the current situations in your life, or at least not with your desired outcomes. You struggle with an inner dialogue, like a bad music track stuck on repeat. The thoughts tell you that you aren't going to meet your expectations. That you're not good enough so what is the point in trying. You feel at times like no one will understand what you're going through and you're hit with this uncontrollable rage.
Over the past 15 years I have worked with clients of all ages and have particular interest and experience in addressing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, LGBTQ, substance abuse, behavioral, and relationship issues. I would be honored to partner with you and family on your journey to Empowerment. I am currently accepting new clients in Upstate South Carolina. Call me today to see how we can work together to accomplish your goals!
Being human is complex and brings a plethora of emotions your way. There are highs, lows, twists, and turns. At times the emotion we experience is overwhelming and the natural urge is to resist the feeling, to push it all away. The struggle to resist painful emotions, thoughts, memories, etc. is exhausting. It is through acceptance that a person can begin healing, coping, and growing into their best self. I have experience working with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, etc., allowing me to help others learn new ways of addressing unwanted emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
As a product of the 70’s and 80’s there is a famous lyrical stanza that many musicians have used in their music; “It’s On to The Break of Dawn.” I am often mindful of these lyrics for several different reasons. The first of course is the obvious; it was a nice dance jingle and the second is a reminder to keep moving until I see my break of dawn because trouble does not have to last.
I believe it is my calling to help my clients get to a better place and live happier, more fulfilled lives. I hope to help you see your worth, understand your past and how you got to the present, and explore the possibilities for your future! I use a psychoanalytic approach which simply means that I will listen to your story from childhood up through adulthood to get an understanding of what has happened over your life that may be manifesting today and causing challenges for you. Then we do the work to heal the parts that maybe aren't so whole right now.
Congratulations! You're moving toward the life you want. Exploring solutions to challenges and making life-transitions takes commitment to your growth. Are you dealing with fear, sadness, anxiety, frustration or depression? Are you looking for ways to balance work, family and your needs? Are the emotional and social impacts of a physical condition becoming overwhelming? Are you looking for help to manage the well being of a loved one? Do you want to better understand your motivations, behaviors and develop ways to get your needs met more effectively? These are a few of the concerns we can explore together.
Saying that the last year has been difficult would be an understatement. So much has changed in all spheres of our lives and we wonder if things will ever be back to normal. Add in other typical life challenges and we feel overwhelmed, worried, exhausted and drained. Of particular concern are our children who aren't typically equipped yet with coping skills to manage times like these. The increase in depression and anxiety children are feeling is significant. Because many of them don't know how to verbalize these feelings, they have meltdowns or act out more than normal. You, as the parent, are at your wits end. Sound familiar?
Life can be so overwhelming. Between family, work, friends, COVID, and everything in between, it feels like the stress will never end. When you decide that change is possible, I am here to support you in your journey. My belief is that you hold the power and strength to work through your worries and gain control of your life again. I would love to walk beside you in support of this new journey.
I use a combination of client-centered approaches, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, while helping clients understand and recognize the mind-body connection. My favorite interventions to use personally and share with others are mindfulness, deep-breathing, and acceptance practices.
Therapy for people who hate counseling - if that sounds like you, you're in the right place. If you're feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about life in general, I've got you. Juggling life and work and kids (or just one of those things!) is exhausting, and we can work together to strengthen your mental health and help you feel better, stronger, and the most content you can be. Maybe you're feeling "things are fine, but there's a big transition coming up that I really want to be prepared for." I have a simple, straightforward style that includes action items at each session to help you see real change in your life.
As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re accomplished, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You've spent the last however-many-years trying to keep everything together, but it’s exhausting and you don’t think you can do it anymore. You're tired of giving so much to everyone else while you continue to come last on your list. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Simpsonville 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 Simpsonville 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 Simpsonville, or Child Psychologists in Simpsonville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Simpsonville 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 Simpsonville 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.