Which therapy is right for you?
Individual, Family, or Couple Time!
Psychotherapy can help treat mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Concerns that may be discussed in therapy include anxiety, depression, anger, abuse, and trauma just to name a few. In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve your current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your thoughts and feelings and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized individual therapy beneficial and inspirational.
Family therapy is a type of counseling that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children, or other family members. You may address specific issues such as financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Each family is unique with it's own ebb and flow. Family therapy will help each member of the family learn to take responsibility for his or her own actions, and work with each other to thrive in the home. All family members are welcome including moms, dads, children, step parents, and then some! I encourage all family members to participate.
Couple's counseling is a type of psychotherapy for married couples or established partners that works to resolve problems within the relationship. Typically, two people attend counseling sessions together to discuss specific issues such as financial stress or extramarital affairs. Let's face it, relationships can be very difficult! When relationships fall on tough times, a lot of people want to throw in the towel. Couple counseling is a better, more fulfilling option. Whether finances are the major stress, communication skills have seen better days, or intimacy has dwindled, I want to help you and your partner learn to grow together!
Not sure which is best for your needs or for a family member?
Why Is Mental Health So Important?
Mental Health treatment and/or illness is still somewhat of a shameful topic for some. As a therapist, my job is not no only to help my clients and their families, but also provide useful information to help break this stigma. Please look at the articles and videos below to help raise awareness and increase your own knowledge. We take care of our bodies, but we need to also take care of our minds and emotions. I hope these encourage you to do so.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Us Into Adulthood
There is so much research surrounding Adverse Childhood Occurrences (ACE's) and how those experiences impact us way into adulthood and can even shorten our lifespan. Take a look.
ACE's and Today's Children
Brain development begins before birth. However, the things we are taught in the first two years of our lives help shape who we are in the future. Healthy brains equal healthy kids who grow up to be healthy adults. Watch This!
How Our Brains Work
Our brains are the best computers. They tell us when we are in pain, let us know when we need to eat, and they tell us when our bodies need to rest. Our brain also allows us to regulate emotions and calm ourselves down. When we understand the basics of how the neurology works, we can better control our emotions when we feels like we may "blow our top!" Check this out!
Premarital Counseling Can Prevent Divorce?
While no one can grantee a marriage will last, there are things couples can do to help strengthen their relationship. I offer this service in my private practice. Interested? Check out this video! The Prepare/Enrich program isn't just for engaged couples. The program can be used with dating and married couples too. Learn more here.
Healing From Trauma
If we get a cut on our arm, our body will naturally heal itself. Just like our bodies, our minds want to heal. Sometimes this can be difficult for us to do without help. Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing thearpy is the answer. I believe strongly in EMDR. I encouarge you to research this type of thearpy and see if it may be something for you. Watch this video.
Languages of Love
Each of us has a way of giving and accepting love. It is so valuable to know your own Love Language. Adults, teens, and children can all benefit from discovering their love profiles. Dr. Gary Chapman devised 5 love languages and knowing which of yours is dominate can help improve relationships with significant others, children, and even coworkers! What's YOUR Love Language?
“You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.”