My Approach to Helping
I am truly honored my clients choose to share their stories with me regarding disordered eating patterns, traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress with family or parenting. My clients come to me with day to day stressors and major life events where we process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. During our sessions my clients want a safe space to be heard and supported through the various challenges life brings their way.
In the last few years I truly found my niche in treating disordered eating patterns, trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression. During this time I also grew an appreciation for developing group programs for teens and college aged clients with an emphasis on meal support guidance, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, life skills, and more.
I know we all need a little support no matter what season of life we are embracing. Empowering my clients to discover what they already have within themselves is part of my journey as a therapist. I believe that every client I work with is unique and therefore, I utilize an integrative approach to accommodate each client's needs to accomplish their goals.
More Info About My Practice
I currently provide virtual psychotherapy services to clients in the state of Georgia at this time. My services are strictly virtual and this will not change in the future so that is something I like to make sure all of my clients are aware of and comfortable with before moving forward.
We all need a little support no matter what season of life we are embracing. Empowering clients to discover what they already have within themselves is part of the journey with Rise Up Counseling. In the last few years I am thankful for opportunities to expanded my knowledge in treating disordered eating patterns, trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression. Part of ongoing education and experience in the field of eating disorders, allowed me to grow an appreciation for developing group programs with an emphasis on meal support guidance, self-worth, confidence, life skills, and more.
In addition to eating disorder recovery, I am very passionate about studying trauma and implementing a safe space for clients to process experiences while feeling safe and connected. I utilize multiple trauma focused modalities and psychoeducation to help clients understand traumatic experiences on the mind and body while working towards healing.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Sometimes the thought of sharing our deepest thoughts and feelings with a stranger seems overwhelming, and I completely understand that! It takes time to build a trusting relationship with a therapist and feel comfortable to share and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. During your first session with me it will involve getting to know each other. We go through intake documents and I utilize different assessments to help guide the session to better understand you and to get an idea of goals you want to work on together. During this time I also provide opportunities for you to ask me questions as well. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is a healing process and we all go through that journey at our own pace. As a therapist I want to provide a safe space for you to share whatever you need to process. So just know that it is okay to share things when you are ready. The first session usually consists of going over procedures and lots of questions. A typical individual session looks like you checking in and sharing whatever you need to process at that time. I tend to use journaling or art therapy prompts in session in addition to traditional talk therapy, so don't worry if you come to a session and you are not sure what to talk about because we will find ways for you to process and share when you are ready.