My Approach to Helping
As an older adult, I have experienced a multiplicity of seasons through which I navigated prior to becoming a counselor and since I have become a counselor. This has given me priceless insight and compassion of which I use for my patients clients; with respect and knowledge as to where each are; so as to build their skills and tools; in order for them to successfully transform negative, learned behaviors and thoughts to healthy ones. With over 80 certificates and 4 degrees, along with continued education; and due to wearing many hats (nutrition, parent, grandparent, child of mother with Parkinson's Disease; mother of special needs, carrier of special needs, foster parenting, single parenting, blended family experience, divorce, death of a close family member, trauma, teaching, and like; then I can grasp the struggles that others face. I graduated top of my class from each of 3 colleges with highest honors. I am a happy and content woman with a son with Aspergers, a daughter with Nail-Patella Syndrome and OCD; a grandchild who is partially paralyzed and with a feeding tube; a grandchild who has cerebral palsy and ADHD, and am a daughter of the Revolution with a high respect for my country and the constitution. Foremost, I am Christian, and although I will not press my values on others which would be unprofessional or ethical-I operate from high standards, and love all people and their souls. I am an artist and musician and do pull from every gift and skill that I have learned to effect healing and change. With each clientpatient-I learn and grow while helping each to do the same. I like to walk alongside, discover what tools that my clients have and then help them learn more tools as we journey together to an effective change.
More Info About My Practice
We offer individual outpatient therapy; group, class, and Marriage- family therapy. Our classes are certified and do meet the mandate for courts and for DCS. Classes include: Domestic Violence Prevention, Anger management, Parenting, Alcohol and Drug Prevention, and our Groups include Grief and Loss and Marriage. These are provided within our office and via telehealth methods.
We have expanded and did move to a larger and more professional office! WE are equipped to help the handicapped along with the general public. Each of us seek to help others write a more positive story for their lives, find solutions for their problems, accept what they could not, and change what they can with a positive perception. WE educate, encourage, and provide hope during healing. We are certified to provide telehealth to our clients and have a comfortable and relaxing office for our clients to come too. All clinicians are of a Master's level and above; with years of experience and multiple skills, strengths, and preferences that make us extremely diverse and able to reach out to populations that most agencies cannot! We are compassionate and empathetic with stories that we were able to persevere through and to conquer.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Trauma, PTSD, Marriage and Family, Relational issues, Behavioral issues, Domestic ViolenceAnger management issues, stress, substance abuse, self management, life skills, Parenting, Military, Grief and Loss, and more; with 17 years of exercise and nutritional background, 14 years of CNA experience, 3 decades of office management and various real-estate ventures, 10 years of marketing, 4 years of foster parenting, and other specialty skills that enhance my ability to help others. My counselors are all remarkable, courageous people! We work with unity to effect change and to give hope!