Counseling Services

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Women are surrounded by so many different messages of who they should be in this world today. Sometimes the messages are so loud we can’t hear our own hearts. Sometimes the hurts of the past just won’t stay in the past. These messages from the past and the present can almost imprison us, causing anxiety, depression and restlessness. Regardless of the type of stress you may be experiencing, I will help you walk through the struggle into the life you can live – The life you are called to live– The life you deserve to live. I consider it an honor to help you unravel the messages you have heard and begin to discover your strengths in order to find the way to walk your own unique journey with freedom and grace.

Teens

Teens face pressures today unique to this generation. Sometimes communication breaks down within the home and they need a place to sort through these pressures without being concerned how their parents will react. Sometimes teens want help to learn how to navigate the stress they are under. Sometimes they want to learn to talk with their parents. Other times, they want to figure the struggles out with a person who won’t judge and won’t tell Mom or Dad, but will help them discover their own path.

If you are a teen and you are struggling, I will listen and develop a plan through the struggle with you. If you are a parent who wants to know how to help your teen through the struggle, I will assist you. I am experienced and trained in the nuances of depression, anxiety and destructive behaviors teens can sometimes get caught in.

Call for an initial consultation to determine if I am the therapist to walk with you or your teen through these pressured years.

Couples

“And they lived happily ever after” just doesn’t seem to happen, does it? Having been married for over 27 years and still being in love with my husband and the father of my four children, I know marriage is full of twists and turns. The relationship itself has stressors and sometimes stressors outside the relationship work like termites, attempting to destroy the foundation. If we don’t develop skills and become intentional about keeping our relationship alive and healthy, we can easily become another statistic of a failed marriage.

Many couples find themselves in difficult seasons of a marriage. The hope is the season will pass and the “loving feeling” will return. I help couples who are stuck. I help couples who have lost hope. I help couples who are wondering how to find fun and laughter with their best friend again while their world is full of stressors.

Just as you both are unique– your marriage is unique. The struggles and conflicts can be resolved. Life can return to “reasonably happily ever after.”

Call for an initial consultation to determine if I am the therapist to walk with you as a couple and help you to “find that loving feeling” again.

EMDR

Life situations can cause hurts to go into the very fiber of our being sometimes. Some of those hurts can be defined as traumas. Whether the trauma is sexual assault, physical or emotional abuse, EMDR may help the past become the past. EMDR is a technique of therapy which has been proven to be effective in resolving life’s hurts. EMDR is also useful to resolve pain a person may not define as a trauma– Pain remaining from an encounter in the past, leaving behind emotional scar tissue. I can help you move beyond the traumas you may have experienced, as well as the pain of the past you are not able to move beyond. I am Level II Trained in EMDR and have found this technique to be a powerful tool for clients.

As the EMDR Institute website says, “EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.”

Call for an initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for EMDR and whether I am the therapist that is the right fit for you.