My Approach to Helping
It takes great courage and strength to begin the process of looking for a therapist, I commend you for that! Welcome! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addiction Specialist I enjoy working with individuals and couples that are dealing with a variety of life issues. One of the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship starts with a thorough assessment of the situation. Once a thorough assessment is complete I partner with my clients to develop a course of treatment that utilizes various therapeutic techniques. Together we work to accomplish your set goals while getting you in a place where you feel that you are your optimum self.
More Info About My Practice
Wake Renewal Counseling, is currently an in-network provider with many major insurance providers and Employee Assistance Programs(EAP), We are also able to bill out of network insurance plans.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have had great success with assisting individuals that suffer from self esteem issues, addictive behaviors, depression or anxiety. I am passionate about helping people correct dysfunctional actions earlier in life to reduce possible natural consequences that come along with various patterns.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Research shows that psychotherapy is very helpful in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disturbance, addictions, and attention deficit to just name a few conditions. Psychotherapy is very helpful in helping people who feel "stuck" in life. It provides time to reflect on one's thoughts, patterns and actions. A person can partner with their therapist with the goal of exploring maladaptive patterns and work on creating new patterns that lead to a more meaningful and purposeful life.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to maintain an environment during our time together that is conducive to your growth as an individual. While I am not the expert on your life and will never act in a manner that suggest that I am. I assist my clients in defining goals and finding a pathway towards the set goals. I assist in teaching skills that you can be utilized outside of sessions. Being a therapist allows me the privilege of partnering with my people to assist them in exploring their thoughts, feelings, experiences associated with events from the past that may be getting in the way of current personal development.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Going to therapy does NOT make a person weak or flawed. It is a signal that a person is strong and is ready to take control of various life situations. As a psychotherapist it pains me to think that some may still feel this way. I encourage anyone looking into therapy to give it a try! Therapy provides a time of personal reflection and development, what is weak about that?