I am honored you would take the time to read more about me. I know it is important to know who I am before making that phone call. I am passionate about helping others and love being a part of the process of change. I value the input of my clients and work collaboratively to help them reach their goals. My personal belief is that because no one is a cookie cutter version of anyone else, therapy should also not be cookie cutter. Therefore, I am what you would call an Eclectic Therapist. I incorporate different "therapy strategies" in each session because I want to make the most of your time with me. It is my goal to work with you and for you to be able to apply what is learned in session, outside of session, and get to a point where you no longer need therapy. That is my goal...however, every client is different. I have clients who have worked with me for a few sessions to those who have continued to see me over the years (choosing to see me on a monthly or once a year basis), as a form of maintenance.
I believe mental health is just as important as physical health. While there continues to be a stigma about mental health, taking care of your emotional needs is just as important as your physical. If you aren't feeling good emotionally, most likely you are also not feeling good physically either. You may struggle with fatigue, body aches, lack of concentration, loss of sleep/too much sleep, poor eating habits, amongst other challenges. However, therapy can help and is a powerful tool in self-care.
While I am not a single mom, I absolutely love working with single moms. Their needs and challenges are different from the woman who is single or married. Because I grew up in a family with strong-minded single moms, I value the contributions they make to their families, their communities, and others. However, it is often seen how little they have time for themselves. As a therapist, I work with single moms as they work through unprocessed issues, helping them find balance between those they love, work, and having time carved out for themselves, too.
I specialize working with couples. My approach isn't to see who was right or wrong....because at the end of the day it doesn't matter. What does matter is being committed to change and finding out what works in the relationship and creating opportunities to do more of what works and less of what doesn't. It sounds easy in theory, but it is work. However, I am committed to working with couples who are committed to one another, and who want better connection and more balanced relationship.
I have been a college student at different points in my life and am currently the mom of 2 college students. I am very familiar with the challenges college students face and value their commitment to wanting to improve their life and advancing their education to help them in the workforce. Being a college student has its own set of challenges that others may not experience.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon. Below is a quick list of what my experience entails. I have been a therapist for 15 years and enjoy seeing my clients empowered with more hope than when they first arrived to therapy.
A little bit of info about my personal life:
I have been married for 25 years. I have 3 children: one in undergraduate school, the other in graduate college, and my youngest in elementary. We have 3 chihuahua mix dogs and love fostering dogs, too. I love to read in my spare time, watch Christmas Hallmark movies, and take walks with my husband when the weather cooperates.
Thank you for visiting my website. If you choose to have a free phone consultation, please call the number listed at the top of this page (281-940-4050).