I am passionate about working with teens and young adults who are facing challenges and feel they have no one to support their emotions or understand their circumstances. I enjoy helping families create parenting strategies to address the emotional support needed for their child to progress.
I know transitioning from a teenager to becoming an adult can bring forth lots of challenges. Many include anxiety, depression, confusion, and stress just to name a few; especially when you have gone through traumatic experiences recently or as a child that you have not shared with anyone.
I have a compassionate and positive approach that will allow you to feel safe to explore your past and current traumas and to develop strategies to overcome emotional blockage (feeling stuck).
Are you aware of the divorce rate?
If so, then you should understand why I take pride in working with young adult couples who are cohabitating, considering marriage and those who have recently married. Often, partners share with me that they have a hard time communicating with their spouse or feel misunderstood and unsupported. A lasting relationship starts with a strong foundation that I am ready to help you form.
You will find that I am relaxed and easy-going, which allows for a trusting relationship to be formed organically. I'm ready to help you become EMPOWERED! But remember, it starts from within (your CORE).
So, what are you waiting for?
I look forward to helping you manage unpleasant feelings and to help you make positive changes for your life. I will connect with you by building trust and encouraging authentic conversations in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. I will assist you by exploring new perspectives and designing a plan to meet your desired goals. By choosing counseling, you acknowledge you want change and I am ready to help you transform!
Are uncontrolled feelings running your life?
Emotions are displayed through behavior. With therapy, I can assist in the process of unlearning negative behaviors and developing positive feelings and behaviors. I especially desire teaching this to children by introducing them to tools they can use in their daily life. When working with teenagers, I take great pleasure in empathizing and listening. I provide them support, encouragement, feedback, and tools needed to succeed in the present and future.
There are so many causes for stress in adulthood to include: financial problems, declining health, divorce, death of a loved one, unhealthy relationships, workplace bullying, etc. As an adult the world expects you to remain mature even in these unpleasant situations. I can help you prioritize your goals, and identify what is most important in your life. Living a balance life is work and takes a plan to make it work for you. As your therapist, we can work as a team to see your life transformed through authentic conversations that builds trust.
Often times the hardest part of therapy is taking that first, unknown step. Admitting you need help and then trying to find a therapist who is the right fit for you can be a daunting experience. Whether your problems are minor or major, a new school or job, a changing relationship, or even the drive to set and maintain your goals, it is my job to help you navigate both the unknown and the everyday. Together, we will look at all aspects of your life highlighting and altering areas in need of adjustments.
I am skillful with working with children, teens and young adults experiencing major life transitions. I also work with school-age youth having difficulties in their home and school environment. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self-harm, ADHD, anger management, social skills, and self-esteem.
Learn to navigate this sometimes confusing world with the proper tools and mindset. There is no blueprint for life, but therapy can help bring clarity and relief to the struggles you're facing. So congratulations on taking taking the first step. Let's get to work!