This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other, see if it's a good fit. I provide information for a realistic set of expectations, We discuss what you are seeking out of therapy, and then we create a set of shared goalposts to hit together. If things match what you are looking for, we use the momentum to start crushing your goals. =)
STIGMA! Others' judgy judgments and uninformed opinions, however unaware, can be so influential to impact our sense of security in approaching mental health care. It is so key we all work together to be more authentic in supporting one another's wellness journeys.
Neuroscience on how the brain learns, how the body stores and processes information, has been rapidly developing in the last 100 years. -- So rapidly that, in fact, some conditions that were once considered permanent disabilities, are now seen as potentially temporary conditions with the right clinical interventions and environmental variables as well as patient willingness to collaborate in the process. How incredible is science!? How incredible is human capacity!? =)
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.
Process designed to equip people with tools, motivation, and inspiration necessary to make positive change and maximize personal and professional potential. Life coaches are generally helpful during life transitions or for goal setting and completion.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in attempt to cope.
Sexual Harassment & Assault
Sexual harassment is more verbal in nature and entails offensive sexual remarks, unwelcome advances, and/or requests for sexual pleasantries. Sexual assault involves the action of any sexual behavior or contact that occurs without explicit consent or against the wishes of another. Both are unlawful and may lead toward potentially severe psychological distress.
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.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Abuse includes any significant mistreatment along the lines of psychical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and neglect. Survivors of abuse may experience negative thoughts and feelings, flashbacks, distrust of others, social withdrawal, self-harm, and increased likelihood of developing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Young Adults (18-24)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling
Family Systems Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Structural Family Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Internal Family Systems Therapy
EMDR Therapist with EMDRIA
Certified Laughter Leader (Laughter Therapy) in The World Laughter Tour
Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator in The Institute for Mindfulness
Certified PeaceLove CREATOR (Expressive Arts) in PeaceLove Studios
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio
OH, LPCC, E.2102373
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
The Ohio State University
Maryland Institute College of Art
It is normal and okay for things to fall apart in life, and for people to change, including ourselves. I always feel it is a beautiful thing when people assess what is going on in their lives or in themselves, and take the first step towards help to come through stronger. My goal is to work with you to co-create a safe, authentic space where you feel supported to untangle the issues holding you back, and to start building the story you want moving forward. My professional approach is targeted, strategic, and specific to you. We clear through the mess, identify the true issues, and systematically address them. Then, we crush your goals. I work in a solution-focused, action-oriented, short-term manner with you through Choosing Therapy. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor under the Ohio Social Work Board. I have serviced patients and clients in all different settings, including but not limited to private practice, community mental health, church-based practices, rural practices, school-based services, the correctional system, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and hospital systems. I have expertise in trauma, dissociation and grief; I have been working with EMDR and evidence-based trauma therapies as long as I have been providing clinical care. I’ve been practicing since 2015. I am interested in helping people heal wholly. Wherever you are in your healing journey, there is no better day than today to get started.
Remote Therapist, Columbus, 43216, OH