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ofice-smlIndividual Services

Life can be stressful and confusing at times. 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
.
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
.

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 own home.

Skype Therapy

My intention is to reach as many people as I can. I want to offer my services to anyone who is in need, no matter where you reside. Therefore, I am making that possible through Skype.

 

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Recent Posts

“To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance.” 

Some have deemed National Boost Your Self-Esteem month as a “weird and unusual” celebration, but, we see it as an excuse to self-reflect and build confidence.  The National Association for Self-Esteem (NASE) defines self-esteem as “The experience of being capable of meeting life’s challenges and being worthy of happiness.”  A healthy or high self-esteem will not only allow you to live a happier life, but it will also strengthen your ability to handle challenges, build your tolerance, motivate you to take risks, and encourage a life of love.  When participating in self-refection and understanding your own self-esteem, it is important to note that we often see ourselves through the eyes of others, thus, our self-esteem can be built upon or broken down by our surroundings.  Charles Taylor author of Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity and Multiculturalism writes, “We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others (our parents, for instance) and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live.”  Before taking the steps to boost your self-esteem, we encourage you to take a look at the people in and around your life that may be influencing the image of yourself that is being reflected.  Don’t look at this task as a profound, life-transitioning challenge.  Just a few simple changes can make a difference and can help you live a life of hope, harmony, and happiness with a healthy self-esteem at the core.  A few tips:

  • Surround yourself with positive people that will reflect beauty back to you
  • Be positive, even when it seems like a challenge (it takes less muscle in your face to smile than frown)
  • Journal about your daily activities and thoughts – highlight the positive and explore where the negative stems
  • Do an activity that you are good at
  • Celebrate the little things – a productive day at work or getting all the laundry done deserves a celebration every once in awhile
  • Question your negativity or doubt – remember we are sometimes wrong
  • Stop thinking about yourself – do something for someone else
  • Relax – turn off and just breathe
  • Lighten up – Don’t be so hard on yourself!

 

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