As we travel through life we inevitably run into obstacles that challenge our coping skills, our way of life, and even our spiritual faith. Hurdles such as loss of focus, loss of relationships, grief, stress, past and current trauma, depression, and anxiety can seriously challenge our ability to live the life we had imagined and we may lose our way and direction. In our lives we all have suffering, traumas, and grief to endure or be healed from, habits in need of changing, relationships in need of reconciling. My goal is to provide tools and strategies that help people live the lives they had imagined; to heal past wounds, to develop skills useful to everyday living, to have better relationships, to regain focus and vitality and to live a life of meaning. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I can work with you on your traumatic or past-based issues to resolve emotional trauma and road blocks in order to live a happier, more meaningful life.
I am an insightful listener who strives to help angsty adolescents, anxious adults and quarreling families. I know it can be scary to see a therapist. Please know that I am not here to judge you or ask you to be someone you are not. Together we will decrease your symptoms and increase your functioning. I believe in addressing the full spectrum of your concerns, from the most basic to those enduring life patterns that have seemed stuck and difficult to change. I am honored to accompany, validate and encourage families and individuals in all stages of life. I have experience in helping individuals deal with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, family conflict, stress, anger management, addictions, goal-setting and relationship issues. But beyond these are many other areas in which I am experienced.
My style of counseling is conversational and direct, while my approach is practical, and solution focused. I hold clients accountable for the time they are investing in bettering themselves and improving upon their relationships. I may challenge clients’ thoughts and perceptions in an effort to help them explore and reach a deeper understanding of what brought them to counseling. I strive to be kind, compassionate, understanding, and helpful.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
– Jim Rohn