Throughout life most of us experience transitions that challenge and transform us. Many of these passages can be navigated more effectively with the knowledge and compassion of an experienced professional. Combining Jungian psychology, family systems, humanistic psychology, modern neuroscience and mindfulness, I bring my full attention and presence to the sacred work of healing mind, body and heart with each client. In addition to traditional therapy, dream-work and creative expressions such as art, poetry, music and dance facilitate healing and growth. Relaxation and meditation techniques assist with grounding and centering.
I believe everyone is capable of living a life that brings them joy, happiness, and purpose- whatever that may mean to them. Too often, however, we are carrying the weight of stress, trauma, grief, regret, and shame with us as we try to push forward. Whether the effects of this weight is obvious, or you have adapted your life and identity to hide them, you deserve to be free to live your life in good health, with hope and happiness.
I find great joy in investing in the lives of others. I consider it a privilege to facilitate counseling and be able to help people manage and navigate through difficult life experiences and transitions. I would like to walk alongside you through whatever challenges you may be currently experiencing. Whether you would like to work on processing past trauma, managing anxiety or depressed feelings, managing difficult relationships, developing coping skills or just have a listening ear from a neutral party – I can help.
I specialize in child and family therapy with an emphasis in marriage counseling, but I am open to helping anyone that is looking for a way to improve their lives through understanding their emotions and how those emotions are affecting their behaviors and actions. I have been married for the past 16 years and have 5 children of my own, and I understand the common struggles of maintaining a working relationship with a spouse and with children. I spent 10 years working with the foster care system, and I spent the last 4 years supervising a school counseling program and conducting individual counseling for an array of individuals.
Currently accepting new clients & offer free 15 min. phone consults. It's no secret that we're living through one of the most stressful times in history. Folks are feeling burnt out, tired, exhausted, & may be feeling or diagnosed w/ depression, anxiety, high stress, & anything in between. If this sounds like you/your child & you want to work on your mental health & wellness, to work through these things using music, or learn how music can help, music therapy may be a fit. Note: I'm LGBTQIA+-affirming, neurodivergent-affirming, anti-racist, anti-ableist, pro-women's right to choose, & practice w/ an anti-oppressive lens.
Life can be overwhelming and lead us to want change. Mental health concerns, worries, daily struggles, past traumatic experiences- so many things can pile on and reduce our window of tolerance. Often we struggle to find the next steps towards getting things to a more balanced state. In our time together, I will empower you to identify your needs and work towards achieving your goals in a warm and supportive environment. We will work to build openness and communication skills that help strengthen your natural supports. This is a space for you to work towards things being better- whatever better might look like for you.
My ideal client will want to grow from our time together. I will provide you with education and ideas as to how you can improve your mental health. What you do with that information outside of our sessions determines your success!
I bring 30 years of counseling experience to our time together. My orientation can best be described as eclectic, drawing from rogerian, cognitive behavioral and family systems theory and techniques. Our first session provides the opportunity to decide together whether I am best able to help you accomplish your goals. If you are unsure of who/what would best suit your needs, I will be glad to offer my help in finding the resources you ay need.
Everyone faces challenges in life. At some point, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns of thinking or behaving that no longer work for you. I believe counseling is a collaborative process, in which we will work together to address the barriers which may be holding you back from fully engaging in your life or achieving your true potential. Together we can identify your individual strengths and find the motivation to improve your life situation. I would be honored to be a part of your journey toward personal growth.
Are you struggling with grief, sadness, or depression? Do you feel like it takes extra effort to get things accomplished, or just to get through the day? Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about everything, or have trouble obtaining adequate sleep? Things can get better, but it is hard to do it alone. I am so thankful that you have chosen to reach out for support. I am a LPC specializing in work with adults. Therapy can be enlightening and transformative when you are paired with the right therapist for you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ATR-P
I am compassionate and nonjudgmental and will offer the support you need to overcome life's difficulties. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I have experience with a wide array of healing modalities. Together we can find the approach that works best for you. I utilize a holistic counseling approach and one of my gifts is listening and responding with my heart. I believe that counseling can help you live a life that you love.
Hines & Associates offers comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals who are seeking to Build Life Experiences Worth Living. We are here to help adolescents and adults who are looking for help in regulating their emotions, improving their lives, and learning skills to effectively address each moment. We work with individuals who are suffering from suicidal thoughts, self harm, anxiety, depression and a variety of additional life-threatening behaviors. Comprehensive DBT consists of individual therapy, skills training group, phone coaching, and therapist consultation team.
Personal growth and a life fulfilled is what most people strive to achieve in this lifetime.
But personal growth is NOT with out challenge.... Have you experienced a major life event such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce or retirement?
Are you thinking...how do I create a "New Normal"? .... Are you feeling overwhelmed... don't know where to begin?
Are you pondering if your emotional responses could be hindering a better life choice or change? When exploring your values and priorities...are they truly YOUR choices or are you trying to fulfill a role and please others?
It is not easy to ask for help, but in working with me you will find a safe, compassionate, and accepting space that fosters growth and personal development. For over 12 years now, I’ve had the honor, privilege, and opportunity to use my training, skills, and experience to try to make a positive difference in the lives of many people, from many different walks of life. By meeting people where they are, and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up. I help my clients turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and a more satisfying and rewarding life through promoting positive change.
I am an artist and practicing License Professional Counselor and Bio-energetic Analyst. I have trained extensively in psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and analytic somatic psychotherapy and bio-energetics. A trained sculptor and painter, I also draw on the synergy of expressive arts and counseling. Working with individuals, couples and groups - my approach is somatic, existential, and influenced by Jungian ideas. I also work extensively with the Jungian practice of Active Imagination.
I always gravitated to jobs that entailed helping people: Teacher; Red Cross; Covenant House. I had also pursued seminary studies and was briefly on track to becoming a clergyman. Entry into grad school to study Counseling seemed the next natural step in my career path. But there was a more profound reason I became a Professional Helper, and that is my own lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression.
Childhood and adolescence is such an important moment in life. At times, children need help navigating through life stages by learning to cope with challenges or life changes. I believe my role as a professional counselor is to develop supportive and collaborative relationships with clients in order to help foster growth and healing. I also offer parenting tools that can help build meaningful support for youth during their journey. I tailor the treatment process to meet the specific needs of each client and utilize creative and engaging therapeutic modalities.
My contact with clients starts by providing a safe, secure environment in which the client can slowly open themselves to the therapeutic process. I have special training in attachment issues and injuries but also blend cognitive behavioral, systems therapy, solution focused and neuroscience modalities into treatment as needed.
I believe that therapy should be an active process, where clients work not only to reduce symptoms, but also to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I enjoy helping clients examine their approach to their problems, face their fears and identify what really matters to them. I work primarily from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, which focuses on helping clients change their perspective and take action to improve their lives.
You have the power to tell your story and use your voice. I have a desire to listen and guide you through the story. I offer an integrative, caring approach with an empathetic style. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I guide clients so they may formulate goals that promote positive outcomes. You have the ability to make counseling a productive part of your life. The theories I offer become tools to manage stress and improve functioning.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Winchester 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 Winchester 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 Winchester, or Child Psychologists in Winchester.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Winchester 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 Winchester 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.