I was raised by a single mother and am the youngest of four living daughters. My childhood was filled with love and closeness of family however I also experienced the trauma of grieving the sudden loss of a close relative. The gift that I have received from my continuous grieving journey is being able to recognize the beauty of the lives around me and be empathetic to the pain and invisible wounds of others.
The therapy experience is a unique experience that is life changing. It is for many people the first time where they are able to discuss whatever is on their mind and focus fully on theirselves speaking outwardly while looking inwardly.
I have the belief that the therapist client relationship is a unique relationship that embodies trust and rapport building. I believe that my ideal client gravitates towards me naturally and over the years I have found a pattern of those who have childhood wounds and unresolved traumas as the population that I serve the most. I have become trained in both EMDR and Brainspotting which are both trauma modalities to provide better interventions when treating trauma.
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.
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.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
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.
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.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
GA, LPC, LPC010538
Masters of art in Community Counseling
I have worked as a therapist for seven years working with children on up to adulthood. I currently specialize in working with older adolescents to middle adulthood working with individuals on depression, anxiety, life adjustments, grief and trauma. I can be reached via email at email@example.com
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