Professional Counselor Associate
MS, NCC, CRC
Supervisor: Kerri Anderson-Linde, LPC, NCC and Deanna Cor, PhD, LPC, NCC
I offer individual and group psychotherapy for folks dealing with anxiety, depression, anger issues, and relationship difficulties.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2022
When we adapt to an oppressive environment, we are often left feeling scattered, anxious, depressed, numb, disconnected, and misaligned. What’s really tricky is that we’re often not even aware of how we ended up there, we just know that it hurts. Maybe you've been hurting for a while without anyone in your life really aware of how hard it is for you, or maybe something's shifted recently and you're in need of new tools.
From the moment you were born, all the way to the present moment, you've been learning how to treat yourself. Whether you're confused why you can't seem to give yourself a break, or even if you have a pretty good idea of how you got here, there are few wounds more painful than a ceaseless inner critic. In therapy you can find the grounding to step out of alignment with what your critic wants you to believe, and begin to tease apart how the world has treated you from who you really are.
Even as the primary beneficiaries of patriarchy, men suffer under it. Much of this suffering comes from a disconnection with the self, taught during childhood and reinforced throughout adolescence and adulthood. Most of my clinical experience has been in working with men on a variety of issues including boundary setting, navigating gender roles, accountability, harm and repair, trauma and recovery, loneliness, and slowing down from ‘doing’ to ‘being.’
I received training and experience in anger management as an abuse intervention counselor at a local mental health agency. I learned there that “anger management” is actually a misnomer. Most often, your anger isn’t the issue, the issue is how you respond to it. In therapy, you will learn concrete tools to notice your internal state and steady yourself when you’re angry. You can even develop a relationship with your anger, one that allows you to learn from it instead of having to fight it.
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