Depression and anxiety can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable, and scared without even knowing why. Life can be overwhelming with all of the stress that comes from school, family, pressures from friends, not feeling good enough, and the list goes on. Racing thoughts, feelings of loneliness and hopelessness, lack of motivation, and fear of what life is going to throw at us next are just a few common symptoms. However, there is hope for a sense of calmness in the storm. You can get through these challenging experiences with more confidence.
We live in a world with set ideals and standards that weigh heavily on us pressing insurmountable expectations that we simply cannot meet. We also live with our own selves and our own minds putting the same demanding and unforgiving pressure on us. So, how might we break free into weightless grace? A jumping off point is beginning with “a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart" (Psalm 51:17). Our brokenness may range from depression, anxiety, grief, bitterness, addictions, shame, mental and emotional anguish and instability and are brought on by different variables such as trauma and attempting to shoulder this weight alone.
In my setting, I provide an array of psychotherapy, ranging from depression, marriage problems, anger mismanagement, couples therapy, bipolar, and Spiritual therapy. My services are to all populations ranging from 3-99 years of age.
My aim as a therapist is to be a safe relationship where clients can process, heal, and formulate life goals. I believe that current and past experiences such as chronic stress and depression, frequent life transitions, emotional neglect, and more will have a significant impact on physical, emotional, and relational health.
As a counselor, I am here to listen, promote change or acceptance, and overall, accompany clients through the healing process. Whether clients are facing identity crises, grief, anxiety, or dysfunctional patterns in their lives, I aspire to help clients reach their therapeutic goals through mutual trust, communication, and vulnerability.
Areas of focus are, but not limited to, premarital counseling, blended family issues, marriage/family, grief/bereavement, parenting, teen age mentoring, children who may be struggling at home, in school, or new and significant changes in life as they have known it. Other areas of focus include divorce, play or art therapy methods of interaction, (ADD/ADHD) attention deficit disorder, high functioning spectrum disorders, anxiety, PTSD, working with “Tween” age children (7-12yrs old), depression, identity issues, trauma, coming out of abusive relationships, and spiritual warfare.
Through counseling I help teens and parents of teens work through the challenges and difficulties of the adolescent years by providing effective and practical ways to navigate this generations unique struggles and challenges. As parents, it’s easy to get lost and confused in how the pressures of todays culture are impacting our kids. Do you feel as if your teen no longer values your input? Have you lost the ability to talk beyond superficial one-word answers? Are you at a loss when trying to figure out what is actually driving your teens behaviors? Tired of feeling detached, discouranged and defeated? Let me help!
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Seeking help is one of the best decisions a person can make for themselves. No one should go through the hardships of life on their own. Everyone needs and appreciates a nonjudgemental and unbiased listening ear. The support and guidance that comes from the nature of counseling is something that everyone desires and deserves. We all have a story and experiences that mold us into who we are. It can feel jumbled and chaotic at times. The benefits of counseling are invaluable and life changing. Allow me to help you walk through the highs and lows. Let's confront the struggles and celebrate the growth along the way.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Scientific research has shown that CBT helps with many of the problems that make people seek counseling. I try to help people recognize internalized fears/negative beliefs that lead to increased feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and guilt. These negative thinking patterns often make it harder to function in work and in relationships. Working on these fears and negative thoughts/beliefs helps people change their behaviors and emotions.
In my practice, I have the opportunity to help many clients with a variety of needs. I have worked with people as young as nine and have been fortunate enough to work with couples well into their fifties and individuals in their seventies. My clients have had concerns ranging from learning how to better function in relationships to recovering from trauma. My goal is always to move people to a place where they become equipped to better deal with life's struggles by equipping them with skills needed to face challenges.
Are you struggling to find where you belong and exhausted from constantly fighting that relentless inner critic? Even when you reach a milestone or accomplish great achievements that voice still identifies your flaws. Do you feel like it’s impossible to ever be satisfied with your own growth? You must be exhausted from this never-ending cycle. Therapy can provide you with insight and tools to get off that hamster wheel. I look forward to working together and helping you gain clarity so you can be more confinement. Even if you just need a place to talk, my office is a safe place to talk through any issue you’re facing.
As life takes unexpected turns through loss, new opportunity, or unanticipated routes, there are inevitably mental, physical, and social consequences. My approach to counseling is to engage clients in a values-based and goal-oriented fashion to help them navigate these transitions depending on their individual experiences and worldview. I offer clinical, career, relational, and grief counseling. I also specialize in stress-relief techniques utilizing heart rate variability software that can be completed in as little as 4 sessions.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC
I work with a diverse group of individuals, adults and children, who may be dealing with depression, anxiety or trauma. I hope to use a mix of solution focused techniques and Cognitive behavioral techniques in order to set goals that will benefit each client where they are currently personally, professionally and relationally.
There are times in our lives when it is necessary seek help from a qualified mental health professional. Grief, stress, changes in mood and health, are issues that touch every life. Many individuals and couples from Longview and the surrounding communities have made tremendous changes in just a few sessions. Others, with more serious and long-standing issues, benefit from longer term counseling and support from a therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I primarily practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is a form of therapy that explores the relationship between our thoughts, actions and feelings.
Counseling requires a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. My goal for counseling is that you and I will understand and trust one another, identifying your goals and working to overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. I believe that anyone who seeks counseling does so because of a desire to live your best life, and my desire is to help you do just that. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed counselor, I will help you to move toward solutions that will bring about positive change. While my clinical training and biblical worldview inform my approach, your goals and needs are the priority of each session.
I have worked with children and adolescents, ages 5 to 19. Many of them struggled with issues related to trauma (parents with addiction, an incarcerated parent, neglect and abuse). I have worked with adults on developmental issues in schools and churches. I believe people of all ages possess the power to change, especially when they are supported in a safe environment.
When you are in emotional pain, life can be difficult to manage. It becomes harder to juggle everyday stresses, nurture our relationships, and feel good about our lives. I am here to help you navigate the rough waters that life can throw us into. I strive to build a working relationship with each client I serve to better understand their needs as well as help each person to build a deeper understanding of themselves.I will support you in finding healthy ways to build relationships and cope with issues such as depression and anxiety.
Relationships can be hard. Between balancing your roles, meeting your loved ones’ needs, and trying to find space for yourself in between it's easy to feel like you can't keep up. I work with children, teens, parents, and families to help improve their relationships with themselves and each other. I offer a relational approach to therapy that allows you space to process, gives you tools and skills to build resilience, and focuses on using your strengths to move forward into your most beautiful life.
Counseling can be a valuable way to identify personal strengths and minimize weaknesses. My heart is dedicated to helping people see the full value of their lives and evaluate troubled relationships. I work with teens and adults individually and as a family system. My non-clinical experience includes over fifteen years working with foster and adoptive families.
Every person struggles with life challenges and sometimes need help and guidance. I believe that every person has the ability to become empowered by uncovering their inner strength and wisdom. It's my passion to guide clients towards becoming their own best advocate to make positive changes required to achieve your goals and desires. With compassion and understanding I help people conceptualize their lifelong experiences into creating their best selves. Through my insightful practice of self-exploration, I guide clients into gaining insight into the strengths that have resulted from their life challenges and traumatic experiences
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Longview 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 Longview 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 Longview, or Child Psychologists in Longview.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Longview 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 Longview 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.