One of the best things about coming to therapy is the amount of courage it took for you to get here. You know what you want out of life and you know when you are not getting it. There is nothing I dislike more than to see human suffering. I have gone through my own and was determined to not let it ruin my life. Sometimes all it takes is for you to feel heard, understood, and feel validated. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist and together we will focus on your strengths and help you understand your worthiness was never in question. Other times you may require more skills and techniques to learn in order to overcome your concerns and issues.
My primary focus is anxiety, depression, self esteem, phobias, fears, OCD symptoms, and finding meaning to life and answer questions like, why am I here? I also volunteered at a Hospice and did my internship there and have knowledge in grief and bereavement. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor and received my Bachelor of Arts through Ashford University and Masters in Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. I have over 7 years experience working with people from 4 through 89 years of age. These people have taught me so much and I am blessed to do the work I do. I am very much a believer in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I know the way we think has a direct impact on the way we feel. I also utilize a Person Centered approach, meaning I follow my client's lead and the direction they wish to take. The great thing is, is that there are so many different sets of skills and interventions to use, you will find the ones that work best for you. It all depends on each individual's specific needs.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #009301 (Expires: 2021-02-28)