COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE


Counseling for Children   

I am passionate about helping children because I know they don’t possess the verbal or emotional skills to express what they are feeling.  Often anxiety looks like anger.  Whether your child is explosive, withdrawn, struggling in school, or you noticed a change in behavior, counseling is a great place to start working on the communication and building self-regulation skills.  I use an engaging and interactive therapeutic approach with children that includes: play therapy, games, movement, art, music and sand tray work.  Most kids who visit my office tell me that counseling in “fun” and are excited to share what they have learned at the end of the session.  I’m a former Elementary School counselor who loves to incorporate fun social skills that will stick with young children. 

Some of the many issues I work with children on are:

  • Self Esteem
  • Social skills
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Academic Support and School motivation
  • Attention Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Divorce and Changing families
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

If you don’t see what you are looking for call me for a free consultation. 

 


Teens & Young Adults

My work with teens seeks to empower them in building their own identity, creating positive supportive relationships, and acquiring emotional regulation and coping skills that will serve them for the future.  Navigating the challenges of the “in Between” place of childhood and adulthood comes with its own unique set of struggles. Adding pressures of school, sports, friends, family, social media, and peer pressure during this time can feel overwhelming and unmanageable for both teens and parents.  I use an engaging interactive approach with teens to foster creative expression and growth including;  art, music, writing, and movement. 

Some of the many issues I work with teens and young adults on include:

  • Drug and Alcohol Use of Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Academic Support and School Motivation
  • Peer Issues and Social Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity Struggles
  • Suicidal Ideation or Self Harm
  • Adjustment to high school, college, or workforce
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Divorce or Changing Family
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Conflict/Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

If you find your teen resistant to counseling, I encourage you to have them come in for a consultation.  Many of my teen clients find that counseling is really not that bad but helpful. 

 


Family Counseling

In family therapy, I regard the "Family System" as my client.  I will only meet with the family together.  I may refer a family member for individual work with another therapist if it appears concerns may best be addressed separately.  

Building a stronger family system is the foundation to healthy communication in all outlets of our lives.  How we treat the people closest to us says a lot about who we are and who want to be.  Taking this step is a big deal and I want to help your family grow.  

  • Peer/Sibling Conflict

  • Blended Family 

  • Divorce Reaction 

  • Adoption

  • Parenting Style Conflicts 

  • Absent Parent 

  • Spouse is a Pilot or in Aviation and travels a lot.

  • Military Family 

 


Counseling Mothers'

My interest and passion for working with helping mothers’ stems from my own experience with burnout, anxiety, fear, and compassion fatigue.  I was sick of hearing the same old self-care techniques of “yoga” or “bubble baths” (while I love both, I found I needed something more!), so I began my own journey of finding balance, establishing better boundaries. and exploring resources and relevant research on being the best mom I could be without losing myself.

 

I enjoy helping mothers learn how to be “their version” of the best mom without sacrificing their own well-being and mental health. 

Are you suffering from the effects of compassion fatigue or burnout?

Here are some signs to look for:

  •     Chronic physical and emotional exhaustion
  •     Reduced sense of personal accomplishment 
  •     Decreased interactions with others (isolation)
  •     Depersonalization 
  •     Feelings of inequity toward the therapeutic or caregiver relationship
  •     Irritability
  •     Feelings of self-contempt
  •     Difficulty sleeping
  •     Weight loss/gain
  •     Headaches
  •     Decreases satisfaction in marriage/relationship
  •     Over whelmed  

 

WOMEN/MEN Individual Counseling

  • Relationship issues
  • Friendship Issues 
  • Career Struggles 
  • Self-Esteem Issues 
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Grief/Loss
  • Eating Disorder 
  • Sleep Issues 
  • Anger Management 
  • Sexual Identity Confusion 
  • Panic/Agoraphobia 
  • Specific Phobia 

 

*The therapy methods I will use include; mindfulness techniques, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), solution focus, Grief Recovery Method, and Person-Centered Therapy.