Considering where we are in 2021 due to the pandemic that began over a year ago, having to suddenly pivot was unique. We had never been here before, therefore clients had to adjust to working from home and in some cases, becoming the teacher to their kids while being a caregiver, in some cases shifting from in-person to virtual class settings themselves. I learned that many had learned where there strengths were, yet, realizing that they needed the help in making so many adjustments rather quickly.
I want my clients to feel comfortable, welcomed, not judged during our first session. I always provide my client the opportunity to lead our first session. I want my clients to tell me their story, what brought them to needing a safe place to discuss where they are and where they would like to go during their journey.
Trust, willing to be vulnerable because in most cases, it is not easy to open up and share your inner most thoughts or experiences with someone you do not know. In my opinion, trust is a key component when establishing the therapeutic relationship.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Source of communication challenges in circumstances and relationships that can have a negative impact on mental health. Misunderstandings and misinterpretations often lead to arguments in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Coping skills are tools and techniques one can learn, practice, and use to handle difficult emotions, decrease stress, and establish or maintain a sense of internal order.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Relying on others to an unhealthy degree. May manifest as submissiveness, clinginess, or fear of being alone. Generally stems from a lack of self-efficacy, making people feel unable to make simple decisions or express disagreement.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
MI, LPC, 6401018273
Prior to beginning my career as a mental health professional, I worked in Human Resources and prior to HR, I was a secretary. All of my careers have been in serving and helping people. I did not realize that prior to my career change, I was already serving in the capacity of a counselor. Many times people would come to talk to me about an employment matter, yet it lead to dealing with their emotions of anxiety, loss, feelings of depression and life challenges in general. Many of my experiences in life in some way managed to bring comfort in people knowing that they are not alone. Since being a mental health professional or therapist, I find that many of the clients I treat experience, depression, anxiety, life adjustments and loss.
28491 Utica Road, Roseville, 48066, MI