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ofice-smlIndividual Counseling

Life can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming. Everyone, at some time in their lives, needs support in sorting things out, or just needs someone to whom they can express their feelings, thoughts, and concerns without being judged or invalidated. I understand that, sometimes, it is difficult to ask for help.The idea of counseling may be intimidating. I provide a non-judgmental, safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for clients to explore issues such as:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Phobias/fears
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Career Counseling
Couple’s Therapy.

Relationships require a team effort to work through issues that are affecting both partners. One person’s issues impacts another. Every issue can be dealt with and resolved with effective communication skills and respect for each other. I offer premarital counseling, if desired, as well as tools that will improve your relationships, while addressing:

  • Self-esteem
  • Needs/expectations
  • Intimacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Trust
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Adolescent Services

I have a unique ability to deal with adolescents and their personal struggles. I am able to make a true connection with young people and address issues with them such as:

  • School Difficulties
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Social skills
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Divorce
  • Trauma

Telecounseling

My goal is to reach as many people as I can. I offer my counseling services to anyone who wants to change their lives for the better, but also wants the convenience, comfort and privacy of their own home. Therefore, I provide telecounseling, which can be done through video therapy or email.

Home-based Counseling Services

For those of you who are confined to the home due to lack of transportation, physical or mental limitations or inability to drive, I offer the convenience of counseling in your home.

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Recent Posts

Ridding Your Life of Baggage

This is by far my favorite time of year. You can feel the chill in the air, see the beauty of the leaves changing color and witness God‘s magic. As the leaves fall from the comfort of the trees, new leaves will be reborn next spring. This is the perfect time to take a look at your own life — which areas need to be buried and reborn with a fresh perspective. Are there aspects of yourself that you would rather move away from? Are there parts of your life that you would like to create a clean slate? What part of your life would you dream of comparing to the falling of the leaves? You would be able to let go of everything draining and consuming in your life and replace it with fresh, full-of-life energy. Why not let go of all tasks, people and responsibilities that deplete you, and replace them with those things that fill you up and bring you joy. You can, once again, wait until next year, next week, or next month, to get started, or you can begin today. As fall comes and goes every year, you, too, can take advantage once a year of ridding your life of toxic baggage and replacing it with what excites you and fulfills you.

Steps to take action:

1. Let it go

Which parts of your life are taxing and all-consuming? Divide your life into sections if it makes it easier; career, family, relationships, etc…What can you let go of?  If something in your life creates more negativity and stress than feel-good energy, you might want to consider letting it go.

  1. Your priorities

What do you value above all else in your life? Family…career…health and well-being? Make a list from the most important to the least important. How is your time currently being spent? Is your time going toward activities and responsibilities that are not high on your priority list? Maybe it is time to take a closer look at where you are putting your energy. Over-extending yourself, due to not prioritizing, only depletes you of the energy you need for the things that fulfill you. Do not be afraid to ask others for help, so you don’t take on more than you can handle. Over-extending yourself affects you and everyone in your life, in a negative way.  If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t have what you need to take care of others.

  1. Have fun!

When making changes in your life, it can become all-consuming. It is important to create “fun” time or “me” time amidst all the craziness. Schedule it in like any other appointment or commitment. You need time to relax and wind down. Make this a priority this week. This time is crucial in rejuvenating yourself to continue forward.

 

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