I believe that each client has unique concerns and issues that should be focused upon one at a time. However, some conditions have to be treated concurrently, such as times when comorbid (underlying and preexisting) conditions exist, for example: PTSD and anxiety and depression, or substance abuse and other mental health disorders. During this time of pandemic, social unrest, and beyond; my role is to help you explore your concerns/issues and build new realities based upon your strengths. I view counseling as a collaborative process whereby the achievement of mutually defined counseling goals is accomplished through commitment and patience. Counseling can help you gain personal insight and lead you to a better understanding of yourself and others. I use a variety of theoretical approaches individualized for you and your life situation. Diagnostic and testing information will be used to help guide my work with you. Your active involvement in and out of our sessions together is essential to gain maximum benefit from your counseling sessions. I may ask you to do homework assignments, exercises or journals. Periodically, we will evaluate our progress and, if necessary, redesign our treatment plan. Remember we are in this together. My commitment is to walk alongside you. As with any intervention, there are both benefits and risks associated with counseling that may include experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings like sadness, guilt, anger or frustration. Often progress is a gradual process. The goal is to achieve the best and most promising outcome for you.
I graduated from Regent University College of Arts and Science earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) of Psychology Cum Laude, and lifetime membership in Psi Chi a Psychological Honor Society. Upon acceptance at Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP). I earned a Master of Art (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Trauma. I hold board certification credentials through the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).
Area of competence consist of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and trauma; utilizing treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Person Centered, Reality and related Choice therapies, Motivational Interviewing techniques, mental health services consultation and training; and individual and group counseling.
Most recently, I have had the awesome privilege of working at a residential facility walking alongside women, women with children, and men experiencing homelessness. We utilize a transformational model of change centered in both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approaches. Realizing that one approach is not appropriate for all we integrate other modalities in treatment with amazing outcomes. I must say that it has been a world-class experience, and one of the most challenging yet rewarding times of my vocation thus far.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Geri understands what is going on with me before I even know and she gracefully and patiently allows me to arrive there on my own. I value her advice and worksheets/homework a lot! She is the best therapist I’ve had ever and I’ve worked with a few throughout my life. She has a great balance of listening and giving invaluable advice. I will continue to work with her for as long as I can!
I am extremely grateful for Ms. Geri's thoughtful, firm, professional and affectionate tone. I felt heard everytime we spoke. We always unpacked my statements and I received practical activities to help improve. I appreciate her guidance
She is an amazing therapist with lots of experience and compassion to help me work through my concerns.
Geri is great. She is patient. She listens and offers great suggestions. I have been trying to find a mature Christian therapist. I feel very comfortable with her.
Geri it’s a lovely human being and has been helping me work through my difficult situation with my past. She’s thoughtful and understanding and patient. I definitely feel like I can overcome my emotions and stresses with her assistance.
She provides a safe, unbiased environment that allows me to be my authentic unfiltered self. Greatly appreciated
Geri is very helpful
Geri is a very attentive listener. She is very warm and friendly. I feel like she listens with no judgment and helps keep me on track.
Geri is extremely helpful and the exercises have seriously helped me so much!!