Trained in Trauma Focused-CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Integrative Therapy. I have worked extensively with children, couples and families as well as individuals who have experienced trauma and PTSD (veterans, law enforcement, sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse/assault), and work with various types of addiction and addiction recovery.
Do you feel alone in a struggle? Are you or a loved one dealing with anxiety or depression? Is there an area of need in your relationship with your loved one? Healing in our lives can begin when we share our joys and pains, and if you have found yourself stuck, alone or just unsure about where to start, I would like to offer to be a part of that healing process.
I am here for you. My number one goal is to provide top quality care that is affordable, efficient and helpful. As a Client you can expect to see great customer service, care, quality and confidentiality. I know how to help you and growing up in East Tennessee I know the area in which we live and the hardships and joys that come with that. Give me a call or email and lets work together to find that better you!
Find Hope & Help here! I'm so glad that you found me! You've come to a good place! As a Christian Counselor, I see myself as a teacher, a guide, and a facilitator of mental health, healing, and wholeness. We can Overcome your struggles with: Depression, Anxiety, Self Image, Anger, Grief & Loss, Crisis & Trauma, Fears, Hoarding, Abandonment & Rejection, Divorce & Infidelity, Sexual Abuse/Rape/Molestation, Domestic Violence/Abuse. We start with Healthy Communication and Coping Skills, which the majority of people do not have. I was one of them, and I was a mess for most of my life. I found deep Healing and Wholeness, and you can too!
Special interest in helping people work through difficulties they are facing in order to get to a better place in life. Everyone faces various types of struggles throughout life and it is nice to find someone who can help you navigate through those times. It's very important to me to develop strong, trusting relationships with my clients. This creates a safe environment for issues to be discussed and goals to be set. A solid working relationship helps people feel comfortable in discussing difficult things and situations they are going through which helps to get to the root of a problem & find a true solution.
We all need a little help at various points in life..... Everyone has times in life when it is difficult to work through things on your own. Marital/Couple Problems, Separation/Divorce, Blended families, Adolescence Problems, Intimacy Issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol-Drug Abuse, Parenting Issues, Grief or Bereavement Issues, Stress, Conflict Resolution, Addiction, and many more. Many times, we need someone to help us sort through these changes in our lives. Change is difficult. But by having someone to walk with us through the process of change and challenge us to approach our problems differently, we can grow, succeed and be happy.
Albert Ellis, a famous psychologist, said the trouble with most therapy is that it helps you feel better. But you don't get better. You have to back it up with action, action, action. As a therapist I create an honest judgement free environment where my clients are welcome to express their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I give sincere, constructive, and sometimes uncomfortable feedback all from a place of caring and with the intention of helping my clients move toward their ideal self. So let’s following Ellis’ advise and take action together.
Hello! I'm Alexis, a creative therapist with a direct approach. I am a trauma informed counselor who enjoys working side by side with my clients to help them reach their goals. I recognize that starting therapy is a difficult step for many and I aim to present a welcoming and safe environment for each of my clients.
Are you feeling heavy? Maybe insecure? Maybe not sure where to start? Well, you’re welcome here. Together we can navigate the complex issues that humans face and move forward towards your own intended goals. As a therapist, my hope is to provide you support, empowerment, and advocacy.
We all have things going on, and it can be hard to know the way forward for every situation we are faced with, especially if we feel alone. I believe that no matter who you are or where you are in life, a way forward often begins with stopping to reflect. Having someone present can help that happen.
I understand that making the decision to enter therapy is not always easy. Some therapists take the role of identifying what is "wrong" with a client, or how a client needs to be "fixed." I view my role, as your therapist, as helping you identify and utilize the healthy coping skills you already have to resolve issues. The answers are there and I respect that you know more intimately than anyone what the issues are. I will work with you to reveal the path and help you get the obstacles out of the way, including the many ways we can be our own worst enemy.
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** I welcome adults, teenagers, and children. I have 18 years experience in the Mental Health field and always continue to learn how to best help a variety of populations. I have experience in and am able to treat people who have Anxiety, Depression, on the Autism Spectrum,Bi-polar, ADHD, OCD, Addictions, Phobias, ODD, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders and low self-esteem.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Tennessee. My areas of focus include counseling for adolescents and adults experiencing trauma-related behaviors and symptoms, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Insight Gaining and Communication Couples Therapy, and the disease concept of addiction in my work.
One of the things life has taught me is to not believe everything you think because our mind can really play tricks on us. There is hope even when you think there is none. There are solutions even when you cannot see them, because you have more power than you know.
Life on life's terms can be challenging at best. Experiencing life's hardships, whether current or past, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, drug and alcohol struggles or trauma can only add to those challenges. I believe, however, that everyone has the capacity to move beyond those challenges and experience strong, healthy lives and relationships! Taking the first step toward seeking help is often the hardest part of the journey but seeking in itself shows inner strength and the capacity for resilience. I am committed to helping you discover that strength and the tools you need to feel whole and thriving once more.
Life can often seem confusing and out of control. During those times, it can be difficult to maintain a daily routine and stay happy. It’s common to experience highs and lows that come along with stress but sometimes we need to seek guidance from someone in order to get through those difficult seasons. As a therapist, I would like to come alongside you to work through those times.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.
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 Jefferson City, or Child Psychologists in Jefferson City.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Jefferson City 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 Jefferson 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.
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.