I work with clients who have experienced both single and multiple incidences of trauma. Because we store our experiences in the body, the techniques I use target the nervous system, calming and providing feelings of relief from the symptoms. You might know this as the fight/flight response and recognize some of symptoms such as startling easily, feeling angry or irritated, nightmares/night terrors and flashbacks, feeling overwhelmed by stimuli or a general numbness of emotions and body. Relationship can be challenging due to a lack of trust, fear of being left or difficulty forming an attachment.
I have a huge passion for working with Mamas at any stage & am one of the only Perinatal Certified Mental Health Providers in the area! We may be an amazing fit for each other if: You are pregnant, have experienced pregnancy loss, or are a mom struggling with life's new and changing challenges - You are an adult with unresolved childhood traumas - You had emotionally abusive parents and now recognize that you struggle with various adult relationships - You didn’t or don’t feel loved or connected with those who raised you - You have a tween or teen struggling with anxiety or depression depressive symptoms.
Life is hard, plain and simple. Life is even more difficult when you or a loved one are struggling with mental health and people around you are constantly invalidating and dismissing those real emotions. The stigma that surrounds mental health is powerful—it can make the idea of therapy seem as though there is something wrong with you, when in reality, there is such power in realizing you need help and reaching out for it. Sharing your story in a confidential space may seem daunting, but ultimately, the process can lead you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
I am experienced in treating a variety of mental-health-related concerns amongst adults of various ages and offer therapy to couples. I strive to always provide a non-judgmental, accepting and honest environment that allows you the ability to embrace vulnerabilities in an effort to generate change. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with disordered eating, substance use, and trauma-related experiences that may be negatively impacting your current well-being. I use an integrative therapeutic approach individualized to your aspirations and goals, often incorporating various techniques most beneficial towards growth.
It is hard living day-to-day not feeling your best. It is also hard when we experience unwanted or stressful events and feel like there is no one who understands. There can be a lack of validation for people's mental health challenges. On top of that, a person may experience shame when thinking about sharing their story with someone in their life. However, keeping that story in can lead to more significant mental challenge, illness, or health problems later on. Counseling provides a confidential place to talk about your struggles and find solutions to feeling better.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCSW, RYT 500
Change moves through all of us. Our essence is to have compassion, joy and well-being. I believe that all people have the capacity to heal, grow, and have quality lives.I work closely and intimately with clients to achieve the differences that they want. What I believe works is to be completely present with people as they look for changes and then to integrate those solutions in daily life. Therapy isn't about just about what happens in the counseling office. It is also about what unfolds in one's day, one's family, one's relationships. Together we create how.
I am passionate about helping people find well-being despite the difficulties and trials life may throw at them. I believe this goal is best accomplished through a collaborative, strengths-based approach, using a systemic lens, and incorporating evidence-based approaches that show positive outcomes. I also welcome the opportunity to explore your spiritual strengths as a Christian therapist. My experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, adoption issues, OCD, chronic illness, PTSD/complex trauma, ASD, ADHD, grief/loss and parenting/marital issues.
I believe we can all benefit from an open and supportive space to gain insight into who we are and heal the wounds we have endured. Often, I meet with people who understand what their concerns are, but it is the 'how' of unburdening these patterns and pains that they are stuck on. I provide the tools and space for unburdening and growth to take root.
I have a passion and commitment to assist individuals lead a happier healthier life. My goal is to focus on the overall health and wellness of each person I meet to allow for personal growth and understanding. I have specialized training in areas of anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, crisis intervention, life transitions and work/life stress. I use an open and nonjudgemental approach to assist with finding solutions.
In spite of technological advances, Americans feel more alone and isolated than at any period in modern history. We are anxious, depressed, overworked, tired and looking for real, genuine, human connection. The values presented to us by our consumer based economy cannot replace our evolutionary need for acceptance, friendship, belonging and love. My therapy offers clients a chance to enter into a caring, respectful, non-judgmental relationship that offers hope for healing. I utilize research based science, philosophy and art to help clients examine their life, create strategies for change and ultimately, move forward in their life.
While it can be true that everyone might be looking for something a little different in life, it has been my experience that most people want to feel loved, understood, and accepted. If we didn't experience these things growing up, or don't know how to extend these messages to ourselves, it makes sense that no matter what good we accomplish in life at some point we can end up feeling lost. If this sounds familiar, I'm here to help remind you of the person you were before you may have lost your way. I work with adults who have experienced trauma, and those with childhood wounds. I also provide services to children, and couples.
Are you struggling with beliefs of "not being good enough", feeling guilty, sad, lonely, angry or worried often and don't know why? You are not alone. I’m passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults going through major life events or transitions. By learning to understand yourself better, seeking new perspectives and focusing on your own unique strengths, I know you are capable of living a healthier and more meaningful life. I strive to provide a safe, accepting, and warm environment to allow for self discovery, increased self awareness, and healing from your painful past. Invest in yourself, you deserve it.
I take a compassionate approach to counseling and encourage my clients to take a compassionate approach to themselves as well. Respect for your values and your goals are my top priority. My therapeutic intention is to walk with you through whatever stage of life’s journey you are in and to help you get wherever it is that you want to go – spiritually, emotionally, or relationally.
Are you or a loved one feeling disconnected from your/their true self? I use art and creativity to help clients heal from difficult experiences and reconnect with life. As a trained art therapist, I work with individuals of all ages using a variety of art media and psychological understanding, to become more engaged, resolve past challenges and feel less anxious and depressed. Art therapy uses meaningful expression to extend beyond words alone and develop a stronger more resilient self.
I have spent many years working with youth in foster care & with adults struggling with their mental health. I am happy to work with children, teenagers, and adults on a variety of issues including behavior management, anxiety, depression, coping skills, and family related concerns. We might be an amazing fit for each other if: You have a blended family and are struggling with various family dynamics OR have a child with complex traumas (I enjoy working with ages 4 and up!) OR are struggling with parenting techniques due to family behavioral or emotional concerns. Reach out today with any questions you may have! Private pay &HSA/FSA
Accepting new clients! Are you trying to get from where you are now to where you want to be? Are you wanting to make a holistic change in the way you find meaning in life and your mental health? If you feel life is not easy right now and you need a safe non-judgmental space, contact me. You can learn skills and tools for mindfulness, trauma processing, grief work, and your own personal obtainable mental health goals. If you are an adult, adolescent, veteran, college student, or seeking couples or family therapy I am here. I am very passionate about what I do as a counselor and how I can help you reach your mental health goals.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire, or Child Psychologists in Eau Claire.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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.