Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC, CADC III
I believe counseling is a collaborative approach where we work together to facilitate growth, healing, and change in your life.
11825 SW Greenburg Rd
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
I work with adults ranging from 18 years old to 118 years old; as long as you're willing to talk about what is going on in your life, are willing to hear honest feedback from a therapist, are willing to identify both the positive and struggles in your life, then I might be the counselor for you. I am gender affirming and allow individuals to be as they are, however that looks for you in your life. I am nonjudgmental, kind, caring, and compassionate toward all.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the emotional/physical distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy takes you to a deep subconscious healing place when talking feels like too much or it has not been enough to make the changes you need. I am Level One trained and moving toward certification.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach to helping individuals gain insight into the patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing them to feel stuck. I will support you in recognizing distorted thought patterns and explore alternative explanations, helping you create new ways of coping with the challenges you are facing.
Addiction is one of my main specialties. I use my years of professional and personal experience to guide our work together. We will talk about your needs and wants, and we will find a way out for you. Recovery can be tailored to each person's needs/life. I am familiar with several recovery community options, including AA, NA, Refuge Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, and SMART Recovery. Let's find what works for you. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) III; Certification #13-03-02
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help clients identify thought patterns or processes that are negative and/or self-destructive, and replace the negative cognition with a neutral or positive statement. Building self-esteem is a central building block to a healthier self. I help clients discover self-statements that are helpful to a healthy self-esteem, and encourage daily and weekly exercises to help strengthen a strong sense of self and a positive view of self.
Any form of abuse and/or trauma can have long-term implications on how individuals feel about themselves and relate to the world around them. Individuals can feel isolated, depressed, and on edge as they struggle with symptoms such as hypervigilance and difficulty with anxiety/depression. I strive to create a safe place where the process of healing can begin and resolve. The use of EMDR can be beneficial to those with a trauma background, no matter whether it is a Big T or Little "t" trauma.
Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in life, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives. I collaborate with my clients on the development of skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve mental health.
It is natural to feel sad at times in life, but experiencing ongoing hopelessness, despair, and a reduction of interest in life may indicate depression. I’m experienced in working with depression and offer compassion and support while developing effective coping tools. Together, we explore options and collaborate in changing the underlying beliefs, habits, and behavior that can fuel depression.
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