Hello! If you are here seeking counseling to overcome a personal struggle,
help coping with a life circumstance, or just need warm
encouragement as you work towards finding contentment in your life, you
are in good company! Counseling is a resource that helps
individuals achieve confidence in living the life they love, support for
developing healthier relationships, and education for obtaining positive
coping skills to navigate life's ups and downs. Whatever the
reason you are here, welcome!
I am a licensed professional counselor with 3+ years experience. I
have worked in residential and outpatient settings treating both
mental health issues and addictions. I have ample experience
conducting individual sessions, couples sessions, family sessions, and
group sessions. I have worked with a wide range of mental health
issues such as depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety (mild-severe),
and stress. I also have ample experience with addictions,
behavioral health issues, and relationship struggles. My most commonly
used therapeutic approaches are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and
Client-Centered Therapy. My personal style is a warm, laid-back,
non-judgmental, non-superior style approach. I incorporate
validation and empathy as I listen to each client tell their stories.
I believe most individuals seeking counseling hold a universal goal
which is TO BE HEARD. And I am more than happy to listen!
I use therapeutic tools and techniques that specifically stem from
each client's individual strengths and skills. I mirror clients'
personal capabilities and resilience to offer present-day solutions to
their current struggles or obstacles. I thrive on offering empowerment
and affirmation to boost confidence and life-sustaining change. I move
at the client's directed pace and offer a safe place to share and to
find healing. I know how nerve-racking taking that first step with
counseling can be so please know it is OK to go slow with therapy!
"Get your feet wet" to see how therapy works for you. I am here to listen to you
whenever you are ready!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Absolutely would recommend to anyone! Incredibly supportive and easy to open up to
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
Candace has been one of the most influential people in my life in the past year. With her warm, caring, funny, practical style, I have made critical steps toward better mental health, and will always be deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work together.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief
Candace is such an amazing and compassionate therapist! She really listens to your thoughts/words and gives you the best feedback for your situation. She will even pull on her own experiences as examples of solutions or pathways that could be a possibility to help in my situation and that is such an unbelievably refreshing viewpoint!
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Candace for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’m so grateful for Candace’s time and expertise. She does a fantastic job
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Candace for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Candace is an amazing and supportive therapist. She has been easy to talk to and connect with since the beginning. She helped me work through alot of tough issues. I highly recommend her
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Candace for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is wonderful! She listens to my issues and helps me realize things about myself I need to discover or discuss
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Candace for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue