MA LPC, CAADC
Helping women heal and deal one hour at a time.
Because each of us are unique, we deserve an individually tailored approach. That's why I choose to employ a variety a strategies to promote healing and healthy dealing for: addiction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, career issues, stress, grief/loss, mood disorders and trauma.
Falling in love is easy, staying in love is a challenge.
Your goal is to stay together, my goal is to help. Using emotionally focused therapy, we will explore the here and now, the stuff that led to the here and now, and the stuff that needs to change to get you both to where you want to be.
Family is the link to our past and bridge to our future.
Family is a system that maintains its own unique homeostasis. When dysfunction occurs, it wreaks havoc on the entire unit. Using the systems perspective, we will explore family structure, processes and functions to improve and strengthen family relationships.
I'm a proud Christian, wife, mother, home educator and therapist with strong passion and commitment for serving others. I believe that we were all created for a divine purpose and that mine is helping to heal others.
I have worked in the human services field for the past 15 years and completed an M.A. of Community Counseling at the University of Detroit-Mercy in 2010. I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been providing therapeutic and substance abuse counseling services for women, couples and families in crisis for the past 7 years.
My clientele includes adults, couples and families struggling with: depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationships (infidelity and communication) and life transitions.
I specialize in working with high achieving career women struggling to find balance within marital, family and/or parental roles.
As a therapist, I see my role as a collaborative facilitator of change. I seek to join with clients in a respectful way that acknowledges their own wisdom through practical, supportive, and empathetic connection.
My theoretical perspective is humanistic and existentialist. My approach involves integrating various modalities including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Person-Centered Therapy; and Existential Therapy.
CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, thus if we can change the way we think, we can change the feel and/or act even if the situation does not change.
Person-Centered Therapy utilizes the approach that each person is unique, valued, and worthy of unconditional acceptance.
Existential therapy aims to help clients discover meaning in their lives by guiding them to accept their fears while teaching and developing the skills necessary to overcome these fears through action.
My approach to relationships includes facilitating healthy communication, trust and boundaries using a systems approach. Together, we can work toward identifying beliefs associated with events and utilizing appropriate techniques in collaboration with spiritual principles to realize goals in therapy.
My Christian faith is an important element of how I view the world and life, but will incorporate those spiritual principles only as you are comfortable.