The one thing I wish people know about the therapy experience is that it is designed to help uncover one's best self.
Determining therapy goals is a collaborative effort between the client and me. I allow the client to share the areas of concern in their life. Together, we develop a plan to help them reach their goals by determining what is most important.
I think the biggest barrier today for people seeking therapy is the perception of others. There is still a huge stigma associated with mental health. Seeking care for mental health, unfortunately still signifies that there is something wrong.
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.
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.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
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.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Child mental health
Children can be impacted by things like anxiety, depression, ADHD and more. However, they can be difficult to identify because kids aren’t always able to communicate effectively. Untreated, child mental health issues can have long-term effects.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor
GA, LPC, LPC006017
Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology, Troy University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Albany State University
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years of working with individuals and families in social work. In addition to working with adults, I also have extensive experience working with children and adolescents in developing healthy coping skills and learning healthy ways of expressing emotion.
1265 Interstate Pkwy Suite B, Augusta, 30909, GA