My Approach to Helping
How does loving my work help you as a client? It makes me better able and interested in serving your needs. I help clients co-create and understand their world, I listen and ask questions, and use what ever fits. I am a dually licensed counselor and a marriage and family therapists, so I see people individually or as a couple.
I hope to create safety and comfort for you to share and listen to what it is that brings you to counseling. I bring the latest research and training, along with middle aged maturity that comes from living a dynamic life with a splash of humor and humanity when needed. Each person and couple is unique. Is this a difficult decision to make? Are you unknowingly repeating patterns or behaviors that no longer serve you? From time to time our mind and body lets us know through discomforts that we experience either in our selves or in relationships, that change is needed.
Would learning new skills, growing, and changing to constantly adapt, both within ourselves and in our relationships be helpful? A committed couples relationship, is a work in progress that two people can decide to create. Statistically people go to see an attorney years before they will decide to go see a licensed marital therapists.
Is your relationships plagued by fears of abandonment, suffocation, self doubt, insecurities, or trust violations? Childhood wounds often manifest in the present without us sometimes noticing. Often times there are patterns or attachment styles that get repeated that create negative interactions between a couple that must be explored and adjusted, and the sooner the better. Raising ones awareness to becoming more mindful of the situation is a good first start. Clients sometimes walk in the door feeling a bit different than when they leave.
I feel my clients will bring the motivation, willingness, necessary to co-create the change in their lives that will challenge, nurture, and balance them in their new future. I use tailored techniques and evidence based approaches, and may also integrate EMDR if its helpful. I have flexible hours in Fayetteville, Bella Vista. and Ft. Smith, and work most week ends.
Let me have the honor of serving your needs.