Services and Specialties
The Counseling Process
Therapy is a cooperative learning process through which you will grow into taking control over your life, become self-motivated, and empowered. This process requires a commitment for you to explore the problems that brought you to counseling. At times, therapy may stir up feelings of discomfort and a realization that a loss or previously unresolved issue may contribute to your current situation. Therapy can also result in humor, fun, relief, and new insights and behavior change. The greater the investment you make in therapy by expressing your feelings and opinions about the process, the more successful this endeavor will be for you. Sometimes outside “homework” is helpful, such as reading, journal writing, exercising or simply taking better care of yourself.
Areas of Practice
trauma and ptsd
Recent or past traumatic events often cause feelings of unexplained fear, sadness, anger, anxiety, or depression. If left unaddressed, these feelings and emotions may manifest as medical and mental health conditions over time. It is my intention to offer the hope of moving beyond the grip of trauma to a healthy, fulfilling life. As a Certified EMDR Counselor, I provide the support, education, and evidence-based clinical tools to achieve this goal.
GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT
Loss comes to us in many ways. The loss of a loved one is the first and foremost. However, loss may also include relationships, health, employment, self esteem, or even drugs. The grieving process is necessary to heal after experiencing loss. Support is essential to navigate this difficult journey. As a certified Grief Counselor, I offer the gift of hope to those who are struggling with their individual journey of grief and loss, guiding you through the healing process.
Relationships break down when interactions with friends, significant others, or family members become strained, difficult, and challenging. Whether it is communication tools or healthy coping skills, I help you better understand each other’s needs and challenges in order to sustain healthier relationships.
- Mood D/O
- Group Work
- Anxiety and Depression
- Circle of Security Facilitator
- Certified in EMDR
- Certified in Grief and Bereavement