Therapy is a team approach, and we work together as you identify the changes you would like to make in your life so that you can be the best version of yourself. Together, we will develop treatment goals and a treatment plan based upon your needs for seeking therapy. We will also discuss a rough estimate of the number of sessions it might take for you to meet your goals as you implement change within and out of the therapy sessions.
Working in the field for over 10 years in a variety of settings, my focus is working with adults and geriatric population who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, self-esteem issues, physical disabilities, chronic and pelvic pain, women issues/pain, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, and stage of life issues with a Christian approach utilizing mind, body, and spirit. I believe our psychological pain and physical pain are interrelated.
Benefits of Counseling for clients include:
Therapy is a team approach, where Client and Therapist work together as the Client identifies the changes, he or she would like to make in their life so that they can be the best version of themselves.
Psychotherapy often leads to an increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, increased skills for managing stress and resolutions to specific problems.
Counseling can help one have a greater understanding of who they are as a person, letting go of the past, and helping to build stronger personal relationships.
The therapist can provide a genuine willingness to listen, support, and encourage change. Having a genuine attitude and developing a healthy and trusting relationship is important to a person feeling heard and validated.
Helping one to find a sense of direction and confidence in their life and identify strategies to help achieve one’s potential life goals.
Clients may feel more at ease about their problems which in turn can help them feel more empowered about the decisions they make.
Client and Therapist, together, will develop a treatment plan based upon the Client’s needs for seeking therapy.
Counseling can be beneficial when the client commits and is willing to learn more about themselves and implement healthy changes into their life. Therapy is not advice giving, friendship, or the Therapist telling the client what to do. The Therapist provides a place of non-judgment by offering the client a confidential space to explore the issues that are meaningful to them and to access issues and concerns they may not even be aware of until processing begins.
My pain is so great, how do I even move forward to be the person I want to be?
As an LPCC, I use traditional based counseling skills, along with my specialties as a Dance/Movement Therapist and a Certified EMDR Therapist, to help my clients explore their needs and experiences. I work from a holistic approach that is person centered and I believe in the health of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is the client choice to engage in these additional forms of therapy.