My Approach to Helping
How do you want to feel when you leave a counselor's office? I pay attention to that. I want people I work with to feel heard, understood, and respected while we are working on what is important to them. I tend to be direct, use humor if it helps, and want to know if desired outcomes are being met in between sessions. The problems I work with are complicated, so I take it step by step and may use a rating system to measure progress.
You may be experiencing a sense of hopelessness for a range of different reasons, including but not limited to relational issues, personal anxiety, depression or addiction. It’s absolutely normal to feel this way, as well as feeling hesitant to take that first step towards contacting someone for help. I encourage you to take that brave first step to make a connection. Please feel free to send me a quick message or give me a call, and I’d be happy to start a discussion with you.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I teach communication, relationship-building skills, and conflict resolution to bolster marriage and family relationships, and to prepare couples through premarital counseling. Mindfulness, cognitive, and behavioral restructuring are proven by research to reduce depression, anger, anxiety, trauma, grief and ADHD. Addictions are addressed through motivational interviewing and treating underlying issues. I specialize in working with couples and families in addition to individuals. Divorce mediation, co-parenting counseling, reunification counseling, and supervised visitation are also available. If interested, services are offered for Christian counseling, and in Spanish or American Sign Language.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Through my guidance, we can work together to realize what the root causes are for certain thought and behavioral patterns. This can help you deal with alarming or overwhelming feelings. I can support you through the process of making this mindset adjustment.