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Green Hills with Blue Sky

Services Provided

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I understand how complicated life can be, which is why I take all the time necessary to develop solutions that have foundation and longevity for each of my clients. Below is a brief list of the services I can provide for you:
Psychotherapy / Counseling

 

  • Managing and overcoming depression: Depression can be exhausting and in many cases utterly debilitating. Symptoms include fatigue, difficulty concentrating or making decisions and a lurking sense of guilt or worthlessness. It is an all too common issue that is only beginning to be properly recognized in society. If you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of depression, contact me and we will address the issues head on so that you can overcome them and move on with your life.

 

  • Addiction and recovery: When dealing with matters of addiction, the first question you should ask yourself is whether it is preventing you from living the life that you deserve. Recognize that you are not alone, that people want to help you, and that it is never too late to start anew. Together, we will put your addiction behind you.

 

  • Obsessive-Compulsive habits (OCD): At some odd point in time, these habits took control of your life. They can be distracting, time consuming, and in some cases, physically harmful to your body. But they do not have to govern your day. With hard work and proper guidance, we can take back control, so that you can enjoy the finer things in life.

 

  • Anxiety and stress management: Anxiety, when not addressed, can build upon itself. Sooner or later, it has the potential to fully consume you. When mismanaged, anxiety and stress can become habitual, breaking you down over time physically and mentally to the point of exhaustion. But these emotions are not invincible and they can be easily conquered when managed properly. I will show you step by step why you are having these feelings and how you are going to defeat them.

 

  • Facing and adjusting to grief and loss: Mourning is a reality that we all have to face eventually. That doesn’t make it any easier, however. Sometimes, grief just seems to linger longer than it should. But that’s not to say you can’t or shouldn’t overcome it. It is not fair to yourself to allow death to keep you from living. I will walk you through the coping process, and in due time, you will be at peace with the past, so that you can look toward the future.

 

  • Marriage counseling and couples counseling: Partnership can feel like a full time job when mismanaged. But if you are seeking counseling with your spouse or significant other, that means you are willing to find a solution. With that in mind, let us leave blame at the door so we can agree on a system that will work for both of you. My goal is to put your relationship in perspective so that you can set aside your differences and remember why you fell in love in the first place.

 

  • Relationship issues: As social creatures, communication is the foundation of our daily living. Through the generations, the complexity in which we engage one another has evolved in extraordinary ways. Nowhere is this truer than in our personal relationships. This includes family, friends, colleagues and significant others. But in that complexity comes misunderstanding. If you’ve noticed a pattern in your relationships that you are not happy with, I can help you figure out the root of the problem.

 

  • Addressing life, work and career transitions: Some of us were raised to take on the challenges of life and to see them through to the end, no matter how exhausting and unrelenting they may be. Some of us were raised to leave the minute we sense something doesn’t work, often times before giving it the fighting chance it deserves. Making the right career choices can be daunting and extremely complex, due not only to the the jobs themselves, but also to our own personal nature and conditioning. My job is to assist you in distinguishing between what you feel you should do versus what it is you truly want to do.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Therapy, as is commonly understood today, is a hands off approach between therapist and patient in which the therapist facilitates better mental and physical health through discussion. This inherently entails that the patients come to their own conclusions. CBT is a more active approach, in which the therapist plays a larger role in the patients’ lives, helping them adjust and improve their lifestyles through the formation of healthy habits. That’s because CBT operates under the belief that some mental disorders are the product of years of mental and physical conditioning, and thus cannot be remedied through reason or rationality, but rather through action.

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR)

  • If you have had one or more physically and/or mentally traumatic experiences in your past that have in one way or another followed you into the present, EDMR may be an effective way to get over them. EDMR is a means of controlling disturbing memories and is most commonly used on people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as many other physical and mental disorders. I specialize in chronic illness and pain, which is often times coupled with symptoms of PTSD. This applies not only to veterans, but also to anyone who has been through a violent and/or traumatic experience in life. If you suspect that you or someone you know may be suffering from PTSD or chronic illness/pain, consider an EDMR treatment. For more information, feel free to contact me any time.

 

Clinical Supervision for Professionals

  • A clinical license is the stepping stone towards a prosperous and fulfilling career. I provide clinical theory-based supervision for LSWs who are working towards their clinical licensure. You will be responsible for creating case presentations, treatment theories and models, discussion of psychiatric diagnoses and medications, ethical standards, and a review of current literature. In the end, you will be more than qualified to make a positive difference in the lives of your patients.

 

Hoarding Specialist

  • For hoarders, what starts with just a few small items tends to accumulate with ease. A bit of clutter soon transforms what was once a home into a hazardous and uninhabitable space. In time, hoarding can alienate friends and relatives, leaving individuals in a vulnerable state, making it all the more difficult to get organized again. I work with clients and their families to provide therapeutic and practical solutions while assisting them in cleaning and organizing the clutter, so that their homes can once again be a place of comfort and relief, rather than of overwhelming stress and anxiety. Furthermore, it is my priority at all times to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism and nonjudgment with my clients. I have worked with hoarders of all ages and backgrounds and understand how hard of a process this can be. Whatever the issue is, I’m confident that we can find a solution.

 

Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Trauma in the workplace can happen at any time. As a crisis responder, I provide counseling, support and education to employees following a critical incident. Workplace trauma can range from bank or store robbery, death of employee, industrial accidents, or even downsizing. As a certified crisis responder, I work with various employee assistance programs and national crisis response organizations to provide support and education to employees, effectively helping them to cope with the situation and return to normal business operations.