Hello! My name is Candis and I applaud you for taking the steps to help yourself grow. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have over 10 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a few different settings including residential, partial care, and in a church setting. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, codependency, and couples counseling.
My passion to help others in their quest for mental health stems from my personal experience with it. I grew up with watching those around me struggle with mental health issues but never seeking help or even acknowledging the need for it. I know firsthand that getting help can be a challenge. There is still so much stigma around having mental health issues, the process for getting help can be overwhelming, and it can feel so frustrating and lonely. However, I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards taking care of yourself!
I use a person-centered, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling.
I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you discover ways to move forward as a more healthy you. Team work is important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I like to celebrate small wins and know that progress is progress no matter how slow.
Thank you again for taking time in learning more about me.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 5004
Candis has been nothing short of amazing in helping me find a better balance for myself and my mental health. She is a big reason I’m better adjusted today then I was 8 months ago.
Written on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Candis for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties