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My name is Ivy and I have worked with people my entire life. I found that as a child, I was able to meet people and understand where they came from in a way that not many people could. As an adult, I have been able to develop that into a career. There is always a story that begins with "when I was a child", and mine is no different. When I was a child, I was faced with many different problems and situations that I felt that no one in the world could understand. I tried many different things in an effort to get my own life on track without letting anyone else know that I was struggling. As you may or may not know, this is not always the best option. However, what this did was that it lead me down a path of being able to walk in the shoes of other people; to see things as they see things.
I have experience working with families who are involved in the child care system, both as foster parents and as clients involved in the system. I have experience with individuals who are questioning where they are in life and where they want to be. I have experience, helping people feel like people again. The way that I chose to work with individuals is that everyone is an individual and everyone lives their lives through a day to day schedule. I believe in checking in and allowing you to tell me what you need and what you want. What do you feel like you need today; what about yesterday. Can we plan for tomorrow? Do you need me to listen or do you need me to respond? Would it be helpful for a brainstorming partner or someone who can take all that emotional weight you have and take it off your back for a while?
My work is not based upon a single method of thinking or processing, but rather whatever combination you need. I believe that even if you don't believe in your own ability to help yourself right now, it is there, and together we can make a difference and a change that you can continue to use and implement long after we are no longer working together.
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- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
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Ivy is super great at listening and responding with questions and thoughts that clarify so much of what is in my head that didn’t have words. She’s amazing!
She is amazing and very helpful, I always enjoy our sessions. I would strongly recommend her to anyone!
Ivy is one of thw best people to talk to. I was hesitant about better help and therapy in general and after speaking with ivy I've been not only feeling better but working towards having a healthy mind set about my self. 10/10 should have talked to her sooner
I am really liking my sessions thus far and feel that I can accomplish my goals.
Ivy was an outside voice for me as I struggled with parenting a teenager. She helped me see things from my son’s perspective and just helped me think through ways I could change my reactions to help his reactions. Virtual/texting has allowed us to communicate at odd times providing flexibility.
She’s the best therapist that I have ever encountered. She is simply amazing and know how to communicate even with me and thats saying a ton.
I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
I am amazed at how well Ivy understands me and my issues and how quickly. She has a way to deliver content that resonates, hits true to home, and doesn't feel heavy or overwhelming. I am very thankful to have her guide me on my journey.
Ivy is great at listening and helping me find the question at the center. She checks in regularly and her email messages are a real boost for me!
I wasn’t too sure how it would go transitioning from traditional in-person counseling to a digital platform. Now a year later, I can say I’ve had a very positive experience with Better Help! So grateful to have had this platform available to me. I have an unusual work schedule and honestly found scheduling in-person appointments stressful; this app makes it so much more convenient which means I’ve been more likely to actually make time to prioritize my mental health. I appreciate quality of care put into pairing people with a counselor. Ivy has been an absolutely incredible resource helping me address whatever is going on and whatever I’m working toward, in a supportive and structured way. I have been able to get through some tough times and refocus on new goals, and I’ve actually been able to feel & see the progress I’ve made over the past year. Thanks to my continued amazing experience with Ivy, I find myself recommending Better Help frequently to friends and family who are looking for counseling but don’t know where to start.
Ivy is a great listener and offers great pieces of advice that make a big difference. She is understanding and is able to explain everything in a very understandable matter.
Ivy is hands down the best therapist I've ever had. She is excellent! She is thoughtful, attentive and very responsive. We have made an excellent team and I'm so grateful to have been matched up with her. 12/10 would recommend her to everyone!
Ivy has been great so far and we are only 2 sessions in. I signed up slightly hesitant about whether therapy was really right for me. I am already feeling like it was a good choice.
Ivy is awesome! She is a great listener, very empathetic, and is willing to meet me where I'm at. I feel like she has an excellent understanding of how I work and my needs. She gives me tangible strategies that I can easily apply. I would highly recommend her!
Ivy is great and has helped me through some rocky points in my life even if it’s just me needing to let it all out. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for Ivy. Thank you. BetterHelp is great. Even when there are times I don’t use this app for awhile I still highly support it.
I have appreciated Ivy’s help so much over these last couple months! She is always there when I need her and I never feel judged. She helps me think of things in a whole new light and has so many little tips to help ease my anxiety. I never feel like she’s trying to over analyze or diagnose me, she just listens and gives the most helpful advice I’ve ever received.
Ivy has been amazing!
She always makes me feel grounded and never makes me feel like my struggles are silly. I feel listened to and supported.
Ivy has been my biggest supporter during a time of chaos in my life.
Ivy is incredibly relatable, down to earth, and is a very helpful resource and sounding board for me. After two sessions, she's really helped me organize my thoughts and allowed me to talk out some stale energy that needed to be released. Very grateful to have been matched with her as my counselor.
I love working with Ivy. She is a great listener and extremely helpful with tactic actions I can take to help my anxiety, which is exactly what I was looking for!
Ivy is kind and asks pointed questions. I can beat around the bush sometimes but she's getting clarity out of my concerns and needs. She's helping me set up attainable goals to overcome my slump.
She’s amazing she’s easy to talk to when I feel like I can’t talk to anyone else.
She is very good at what she does. She listens amazingly and knows exactly what to say.
Ivy is a great counselor. She listens and provides advice and tips. She is thoughtful and helpful. She has knowledge of the human brain, and I have learned about myself and people and why we act the way we do. She also provides a safe space to share issues.
Ivy is super nice and very understanding.
Ivy is incredible. As someone who has always teetered on whether or not I "need" a counselor, working with Ivy has benefited me greatly. She has helped me create concrete goals and action plans, keeps me accountable and encourages me along the way.
Ivy brings a great perspective to your conversations. And working with her is so much like visiting with a friend, and yet she asks all the right questions to really get you thinking about things. Her ability to neutralize concerns I have with actions or coming at something from another direction is very cool.
I really like working with Ivy, she's responsive and thoughtful, never judgemental.
Ivy has helped me tremendously in understanding and processing my emotions, especially those that I want to improve for myself and my family’s wellbeing. She’s very thoughtful and empathetic, with actionable recommendations that produce results. I’m very grateful to have her as a resource to talk to.
Ivy has been very helpful!
I just started therapy with Ivy and so far so good! She responds fast and understands what I want to work through. She has offered different types of work sheets to help me really think about my self worth and be more positive.
Ivy responds quickly and reaches out if she hasn’t heard from me in a day or two. She is respectful of my thoughts and helps me to better understand how I can work hard to be better ( which is my goal)