Let’s start with what I am not.
I am not a “how does that feel?”, hold your hand, tell you everything is going to be ok kind of therapist. There is a place for that in our world, but I am not that. I do believe people do and will change, however that is your responsibility, I am only there to support health. I will not take on your successes or your failures.
I am not a pop-in-and-out of treatment kind of therapist. I want to work, but will not work harder than you are willing to work. If you need a break, that is fine, but consistency generally serves change.
I love kids (have 2 little girls), but work best with adults.
Now the good stuff.
What I am… is an LPC therapist, that has found through my own healing process that stillness is the path. I have practiced for more than 15 years in various facilities, state agencies, and for a wide range of populations.
What I have discovered is that education is a nice starting point, but the ability to be still in your own personal life allows for healing with my clients. Basically, I work really hard to have peace, awareness, and stillness within myself so that when we are together I can be a blank space. I can help hold pain, I can see things maybe out of sight, and I can offer alternative avenues to peace. I can list my education, all my trainings, where I have worked, blah blah blah. But don’t you really want to know how we can connect and get you feeling better?
I have several ideas on how to get there. I offer EMDR, CBT, CBT-I, and couples counseling.
I work best with trauma, anxiety, mood, sleep, and relationship issues.
I practice as I live my life, no-nonsense. I am a nice mix of namaste and get out of my way. I tend to tell it as it is with little sugar coating.
I have worked with first responders for the past few years and have a special place in my heart for those that keep us safe.
So if you are still reading…let’s get to work.