My Approach to Helping
Do you feel stuck and are unsure of where to start? Are you ready to become the best version of yourself? Part of our holistic approach to mental health includes exploring & identifying root causes so we can resolve them together- stopping underlying issues from manifesting in another form. We work together as a team, and customize our therapeutic interventions to meet your unique needs. Each session is tailored to your goals, strengths, and needs! We view you as an entire person, and understand that all parts of you are interconnected. You are the expert on your life; we are the guide on your journey. Let's Get Well Together!
Our 3 Tiered Approach: 1. Learn coping skills to help you cope with the symptoms you are experiencing right now. 2. Explore, identify, and resolve heal root causes and unresolved issues. 3. Receive action steps to work on independently to enhance your therapeutic process. We specialize in holistic mental health, specifically trauma & women's health.
You are just 3 simple steps away from taking back control of your life & starting your healing journey! 1. View real-time counselor availability & schedule an appointment online. 2. Complete intake forms in your HIPAA secure Client Portal. 3. Receive your Telehealth link via email & attend your first session! We invite you to view our website to learn more.
More Info About My Practice
Holistic Mental Health & Wellness
>Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, fear, or panic?
>Are you experiencing feelings of sadness, grief, or exhaustion more days than not?
>Are you feeling distant or disconnected from yourself or others?
>Do you find yourself having a hard time saying no or often notice conflict within your interpersonal relationships?
>Have you recognized your current distress may be connected to unresolved issues from the past?
Don’t allow your struggle to become your identity! We will empower you to become the best version of yourself! Connect with us today!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
We are skilled in a variation of treatment modalities, which we individualize and tailor to meet your goals, strengths, + needs. We have a special focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Women's Issues, + Substance Use. We offer individual, family, + couples counseling, with a special focus on women and teenage girls (12+).
Individual Counseling is the perfect way to address common issues, such as, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, anger or stress management, trauma, eating disorders, women's issues, suicidal thoughts, + more.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, is a specialized trauma therapy technique that uses eye-movements to resolve trauma + offers immediate relief of PTS symptoms. This technique requires specialized training in addition to our Master's degree, continuing education, and licensing requirements. WEC has two trained ART Clinicians. With ART, you can heal trauma in as little as 1-3 sessions. Check out our website to learn more.
Addiction affects the whole family! Each of our counselors has experience navigating substance use treatment and how to offer support to loved ones.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
You are just 3 simple steps away from taking back control of your life + starting your healing journey!
1. View real-time counselor availability + schedule an appointment online.
2. Complete intake documents + consents in your Client Portal.
3. Receive your Teletherapy link via email + attend your first session!
Our first session is called an Initial Assessment, which just means we learn about who you are as a whole person by exploring different areas of your life-- past, present, and future goals. This may sound intimidating, but we make the process comfortable and easy by allowing you to fill out the majority of that information on your intake form in your Client Portal before the session. Your counselor will review your intake questionnaire prior to your first session, then use that information to guide the initial conversation, explore areas further (if needed), and focus on your goals for therapy. You can learn more about our Initial Assessment on our website and by watching a brief video on our YouTube channel.
You are in control of your therapy process. Whatever you're ready to share is where we'll start. We do not pressure, or pry into your life in any way. You are the expert on your life; we are just the guide on your journey.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Try out WEC! I am confident that after just one session with one of our counselors, you will already feel motivated + hopeful that you can improve your quality of life. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you're unsure or to share your concerns. We are happy to offer guidance, information, or support as you decide if you're ready to start your healing journey.
We would love the opportunity to address your concerns and reassure you that you can do this! There are so many ways to contact us (email, text, phone, social media, contact form on our website), so choose whichever you feel most comfortable with and reach out today!
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I understand how vulnerable you may feel when entering therapy, especially if it's your first time or if you've had negative experiences with previous therapists. My personal and professional experiences in the counseling field inspired me to establish my own practice so that I can ensure that each counselor I hire provides quality, holistic care.
Oftentimes, root causes aren't explored and resolved in therapy. This is key! If we don't explore and resolve the root of the problem, then it will continue to return in your life in different forms. Also, the work you do in-between sessions is where the change happens; when you intentionally do things different or notice your thoughts changing.
We guide you through your healing journey each step of the way! We work together as a team! You are the expert on your life; we are the guide on your journey. Each session is tailored to your goals, strengths, + needs. We customize our therapeutic interventions to YOU.
With Women Empowerment Counseling, we provide effective, quality therapy that is solution-focused and holistic. We are confident that you can heal + recover.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
We all have a past! At WEC, we believe that we are SURVIVORS rather than victims. Our own unique challenges and barriers that we have overcome is what led us to become counselors. We want to empower you to overcome whatever challenge you may be facing because we know that you can with the right support, guidance, knowledge, and learned insight through the therapeutic process. We are not a "one-size-fits-all" approach!
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Therapy is like a cardio workout for your brain! Just as we have our physical health, our emotional +mental health are just as important, and are interconnected with our physical health. It takes emotional strength, courage, willingness, authenticity, honesty, introspection, and open-mindedness to participate in therapy!
Therapy provides you a safe, non-judgmental, unbiased space to talk about literally whatever you want. While you may have friends or family who support you, their emotional attachment to you creates a bias. Their feedback is often based off their emotional attachment to you and what they would like to see for you. The hardest part about therapy is the reality that you will outgrow people in your life as you start making progress and changes in your life.
Help us in breaking this stigma! Therapy doesn't mean you have a problem, diagnosis, or illness, or that you're "crazy"! People in therapy often have more insight than those who don't participate in therapy, and this insight will help you become more successful in your life.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Diagnoses are a symptom of something greater, not the problem itself. For example, you can learn to cope with anxiety, but unless you explore, identify, + resolve what's causing anxiety in your life, it will continue to manifest in other ways.
Women Empowerment Counseling provides holistic care in our therapeutic approach. This includes decreasing the need to diagnose. It's our approach to learn about who you are as an individual, human-being, in life, and rule out potential contributing factors that can easily look like a mental health diagnosis. Most "diagnoses" have a root cause, and our goal at WEC is to help you explore and identify those root causes and resolve them.
The truth is diagnoses don't actually help you! For example, if you're presenting with anxiety in a session, the anxiety will be addressed regardless of the specific "anxiety disorder".
Diagnoses can also be misleading and cause people to become self-defeating. Our goal at WEC is to empower you to overcome your challenges, allow you to become the best version of yourself, and find complete wellness + happiness in your life. No Labels Needed!