I know it’s difficult to open up and talk to a stranger about your most personal and private struggles. I am a client focus therapist possessing excellent listening and communication skills. I will provide a comfortable space for you to identify your areas of concern and assist you in developing therapeutic goals. I take pride in starting where my client is and providing you what is needed instead of a cookie-cutter one size fits all approach.
Many people are going through life feeling overwhelmed, confused, and alone. Anxiety and depression are very common in our society. A great number of people feel they cannot minimize or overcome your symptoms/obstacles. I want to empower people and educate them on how to take back their lives. I have many years of experience. I keep myself updated and prepared to help by attending various educational forums.
Through my personal experiences, I have learned self-love, acceptance, and gratitude pave The road to a hopeful heart and a healthy life. I am not perfect nor is anyone else. I believe my imperfections make me more relatable and empathetic. I am attentive, supportive, and able to provide great feedback. I can develop a strong and sincere rapport. I can access my client’s status without judgment yet with an understanding and compassion.
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.
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.
Panic attacks & panic disorder
Panic attacks are acute conditions in which one experiences an intense bout of anxiety out of seemingly nowhere. This oftentimes stems from a perceived rather than actual threat. Symptoms may include heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, and shortness of breath. Panic disorder involves regular frequency of panic attacks (two or more) with a fear of experiencing more in the future.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Adolescent mental health
Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration.
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.
Divorce & separation
Separation and divorce can trigger a range of mental health challenges, even when the split is mutually agreed upon. Prolonged challenges can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and more.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
AL, LCSW, 3988C
BA in Psychology
Throughout the years I have worked with a multitude of clients of various ages, races, and backgrounds. I have worked with clients in various phases of mental illness which has offered me a full spectrum of experience over the past 20+ years. It’s my pleasure and life’s work to educate and assist those who are in the grips of poor mental and emotional health. I’ve worked in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, low-income clinics, non-profit mental health centers, and private practice. This work history has allowed me contact with various clients. Thus, asking me well rounded and giving me great experiences in meeting my clients where they are in life.
,, Madison, 35758, AL