You just can’t get over it. You are feeling worried, tired or sad more than you want to be or are struggling in your relationship. Your past keeps haunting you.
There is hope.
I am a counselor who specializes in helping people find and stay on the path toward fulfillment and healing. I focus on really “getting” you, and then working with you to find the peace and happiness you want. If you are ready to start healing from the things that keep you from being your best, please don’t let another day go by before you turn your life around. Please call (424) 571-2273 or request an appointment in the form to the right. I very much look forward to hearing your story.
- EMDR Therapy
Are you chained to your past? Is there a traumatic memory, relationship, or series of experiences that you just can't "get over"? Are you overreacting to things in the present that remind you of these past experiences?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a revolutionary therapeutic method that has had tremendous success targeting these old experiences, taking the sting out of them, and allowing us to see our past and present in a more accurate, integrated way. More...
- Individual Counseling
In our individual sessions, we meet one-on-one to work through your particular concerns together. I use an integrative approach tailored to your particular needs and personality. More...
- Couples Counseling
Relationships are powerful. When they are good, we can feel uplifted, supported, and happy. When they are bad, we can feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, and angry. Having good relationships with those who are most important to us is vital to our personal growth and self-knowledge.
Even with the best of intentions, though, our relationships sometimes become damaged, dull, and painful. When you are in the middle of this pain (or emotionally walled off from it), it is difficult to find a way back to the happiness you crave. More...
- Child and Teen Counseling
It can be frustrating for parents when their children are going through a hard time and they do not know why or what to do. We wish they would just say, "Mom, I am upset that you and Dad are divorcing, and want to talk to you about it." Although an articulate and well-adjusted teenager may be able to reach that pinnacle of communication, most will communicate and work through their concerns in less direct ways.
In counseling children, we use a variety of methods that allow them to communicate and work through these issues in a way that works for them, such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, and talk therapy for older children and teens. More...
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