Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial interactions, we will discuss how often we will chat and message during my time as your therapist. This predictability is an important aspect of our ongoing therapeutic relationship and will help facilitate your trust in the process of therapy and change. I like to provide my clients with "homework" occasionally, which will aid in implementing the techniques and coping skills that we discuss in our sessions, into your daily life. This technique helps to provide daily change and support, even when we may not have chat sessions.
I would like to share with you a little more about myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor residing in south Louisiana, where I also own a private practice, in which I see clients for traditional face to face therapy sessions. I graduated with my Master's degree in 2009 in general counseling and guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I have since had the honor of help hundreds of people achieve their goals and improve their lives. I use an eclectic approach in therapy with a focus in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I base the type of techniques that I use on each individuals needs and situation.
I have extensive experience in the following areas; anxiety, stress, depression, parenting, abuse and trauma, divorce, step parenting, relationship problems, postpartum, depression, bipolar disorder, transitioning issues, and addiction. I believe that trust and respect is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. I take great pride in my ability to focus on building trust and comfort during this sometimes difficult process.
I am excited to start this journey of change with you and look forward to helping you in whatever it is that may be hindering you from enjoying your life!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LPC #4706 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
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