What is Therapy?

In my words, therapy (also called counseling) is a process where a client and a trained therapist come together to heal negative thoughts, feelings (physical and emotional), and behaviors due to trauma or history. In my therapy office, I offer therapeutic support in the healing process through questions that move a client to go deeper in thought, suggestions to bring awareness to thoughts and behaviors that hold a client back, and use researched techniques that help to reveal what that has been buried in the mind and body. More than this, I value the genuine relationship between a clinician and a client that supports the client to become their healthiest self. I have been a licensed as a mental health therapist since 2003 and I continue to take opportunities to learn and grow in the field, in the hopes of being a role model for my clients and for new therapists in the field.


Individuals or Couples

Therapies used in my office

EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a therapy that I use in my office to help clients who have experienced trauma, both on a large and small scale. I find it effective with PTSD and for “that feeling that you just can’t shake.” Ask me about it when you call and I’m delighted to talk you through it.

Tapping (EFT)– Another form of trauma therapy with tapping on meridian points.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps clients to take a look at how their thoughts and words and behaviors effect their emotions. We can retrain our brains to be more mindful as we go through our day and we will begin to notice changes in mood and gratitude.

Meditation is a form of therapy that you can do on your own, but often clients share that they do not take the time. I can guide you through meditation in my office. Clients have reported that after meditation, they feel more open, calm, relaxed, and energized—able to think more clearly.

Spiritual Counseling can be useful when clients cannot get past old issues of guilt associated with religious beliefs. I am respectful and loving towards all faiths and am an ordained minister with the Alliance of Divine Love ministry. I have been doing spiritual counseling since 2005 and will continue to do this work along with Pre-Marital counseling, Wedding celebrations, and Divorce ceremonies.

Substance Abuse/Recovery/Transition Counseling counseling for clients who have addiction and are transitioning back into daily life after recovery center. I work with parents of the addict as well as clients with addiction. Many of the discussions have to do with guilt, pride, codependency, past trauma, compassion, and forgiveness.

Learn more about my clinical history and practices in my Professional Disclosure Statement.                  Professional Disclosure Statement: LMHC, LCMHCS Professional Disclosure Statement 2020

Publications where I offered insight:

https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/11/04/5-suggestions-for-setting-realistic-expectations-with-yourself/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/12/07/dealing-with-disappointment/