Counseling services are designed to help you overcome personal challenges and achieve your goals. I provide a non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insights into your behavior, and develop strategies for positive change.
I am trained in Gottman Couples Therapy. Counseling services for couples can help you and your partner improve communication, resolve conflicts, and build a stronger relationship. Whether you are facing challenges related to intimacy, trust in open relationships, or other issues, I can help you work through them and achieve greater satisfaction in your relationship.
I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a treatment for trauma. Regardless of what you experienced or how long ago your trauma occurred, you can find relief from your symptoms and heal from your trauma. EMDR treatment can help to change the course of your life. You will be able to understand and address your issues. You can learn healthy ways to cope, manage symptoms, challenge negative thoughts, and begin feeling better while functioning with more ease in the world.
LGBTQ counseling addresses specific concerns for this population. People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual. They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioral health issues. I am a licensed chemical dependency counselor, as well as, a licensed professional counselor. I have worked with many recovering addicts and alcoholics. I have experience in working in a detox unit and counseling center specializing in addictions. Addiction counseling services can help you overcome substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. I provide evidence-based techniques to help you develop coping skills, build a support network, and achieve lasting recovery. We also provide support for family members affected by addiction.
I am trained in post-induction therapy (also known as the Meadows model). This therapy was created to assist with overcoming codependency, family of origin issues and childhood trauma. Codependency is an emotional dis-ease caused by childhood developmental trauma. I can teach you how to love yourself first, establish boundaries and have healthy relationships.
Studies have shown that a conflict between someone’s sexual identity and religious beliefs can lead to significant levels of depression, suicidal ideations, and attempted suicide. Religious trauma can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms, such as anxiety, shame, guilt, and mistrust of authority figures. I will assist you in discovering false beliefs and exploring inner truths. The lies that originated from religious experience may be neutralized by peeling them away, examining them, considering their origin, and coming up with an alternative, empowering narrative. It is possible to reframe and reclaim spirituality as a positive, empowering, and fulfilling part of life, if so desired. Let me help you heal and have the life you deserve exactly as you are.