Thank you for taking a few minutes to see if you can relate to my particular counseling style and experience. I am a mom of four, a daughter, a friend, a partner of 25 years, an entrepreneur, and a fellow human being. I use kindness, empathy, and humor to create a safe space where you can be real.
Provides telehealth services
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. I am trained in this therapy and have been using it with great success in people with trauma, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, phobias, DV, grief and loss, panic attacks, addiction and eating disorders. EMDR has been used for decades and produces results in a much shorter time than other therapies.
I love creating a safe space for couples to talk through difficult issues and restore or improve their love relationships. I have been married for 26 years and raised 4 children, so I know all too well that life can get very difficult and overwhelming at times.
I have 15 years of experience working with individuals and groups who struggle with eating disorders. I have had particular success working with clients who deal with binge eating disorder or food addiction.
I work with many clients who experienced trauma in childhood or at a different time in their lives. My clients include First Responders, Veterans, Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse, and Survivors of childhood abuse. I have been trained in EMDR and have used this therapy successfully with many of my clients. I am also trained to work specifically with first responders.
I have worked with many clients who struggle with anxiety and have successfully treated them by using a combination of CBT and EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is especially beneficial as it pertains to clients who have had trauma in their past that is related to their current anxiety.
I have worked with many clients who struggle with depression and I have successfully treated them by using a combination of CBT and EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is especially beneficial when clients also had trauma in their past that may be related to their current struggle with depression.
LGBTQ Issues, Parenting
It is difficult for some parents to cope with the news that their child has a different sexuality or orientation than theirs. As a result many families are torn apart and children are deeply wounded. Families of faith based backgrounds find this transition especially difficult and painful. Come get some information and talk with other parents who walked the same road as you.
Eating Disorder, Obesity
Are you struggling with food addiction, binge eating disorder, or compulsive overeating? This group will help you understand what you are dealing with in a holistic way, not focusing exclusively on weight loss.
You are not alone. Come find out more about food addiction and other eating disorders, and also meet other people who are dealing with the same issues.
Domestic Abuse, Self-Esteem
Do you feel that you are nothing, or simply cannot survive, without your partner? You may be staying with an abusive partner because you can not bear to be alone. You may even be in a happy relationships but live in constant dread that you may lose the affection or company of your partner.
Codependency, Relationship / Marriage Issues
Do you often try to help or save others? Are you often drawn into their drama or problems? Maybe you find it difficult to say no, or feel guilty when you do? You are noIn this group you will learn what healthy boundaries look like. You will also practice how to be assertive, stand up for yourself, say no, and teach others to respect your boundaries.
Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse
It is not easy to accept that the person you love may never stop hurting you, regardless of the promises he/she is making. It is even harder to leave, especially if you have nobody to support you.
You will receive information, support, and resources at this group. Come find out what you can do to break free from the cycle of abuse.
Child or Adolescent Issues, Parenting
There is not a lot of support out there for parents of children with mental health disorders. Come talk candidly with other parents who faced similar challenges. You will find NO judgment, just a deep empathy, and understanding of the toll mental disorders can take on the whole family.
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