My Approach to Helping
Counseling is about you and your goals. I will work with you to identify and develop a treatment plan to achieve your goals. I believe change is possible but can be difficult at times. Counseling can be a positive motivator toward change. Sometimes change is not wanted. This can be difficult to deal with. I strive to provide a safe, confidential environment for counseling. You deserve an objective person to hear your concerns. I approach counseling as an opportunity to process and heal.
More Info About My Practice
My counseling office is located in Fort Smith Arkansas. The city of Fort Smith is located on the border of Arkansas and Oklahoma. I am a licensed professional in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have experience with many issues but I have special training for Marriage and Family counseling, and play therapy.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It is important to be well informed and have confidence that you are choosing a therapist with the right experience. You can find information online about evidence based practices for different issues. You can also ask a therapist about evidence based practices when you first meet with them. Although evidence based practices are important they are not as important as your therapeutic relationship. The way you and your therapist interact and get along is a major factor in the success of your counseling experience. It is important to find a therapist you enjoy talking to and feel comfortable with.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
No one is immune to the human experience. All individuals have difficult times and can benefit from a counseling relationship; making the commitment to engage in counseling services takes courage.