I treat my clients how I expect to be treated if I was a client obtaining therapy. I consider myself a fair and objective person who listens without judgment. I am open-mind and kind, and it is important for clients to feel my genuineness and empathy throughout the therapeutic relationship.
Therapy goals start with establishing a strong rapport and therapeutic relationship with the client. We begin by identifying recurring and underlying concerns, in addition to goals, intentions and aspirations of the client. Next, we narrow down the concerns to find 1-2 concerns that we can create clear, measurable and attainable goals. Once the goals are established, we can start a action plan to track and achieve those goals.
As human beings, our experiences with other human beings is how we learn and grow ourselves. Thus, I have had experiences in life were I have felt depressed, anxiety stress, etc., and I have had to seek help from a counselor to help get through the rough patches. Thus, I know how it feels to feel stuck and needing help to get unstuck. My experiences have made me a very sympathetic and empathetic counselor.
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.
Characterized by alternating symptoms of depression and mania. During more extreme episodes, depression may lead to the point of suicidal ideation and attempts while extreme bouts of mania are marked by impulsive behavior, lack of sleep, elevated esteem, and even psychosis.
Alcohol addiction & abuse
Alcohol addiction & abuse
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
Sexuality Based Issues
Sexuality refers to habits and preferences in terms of sexual behavior, which people express in many ways. Issues in this area may be related to confusion or distress about sexuality or sexual identity.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
Young Adults (18-24)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
GA, LPC, 008847
VA, LPC, 0701010325
Bachelors of Arts, Sociology, Georgia State University
Masters of Arts, Community Counseling, Argosy University
“Be the change you want to see in the world,” a quote that I incorporate in my everyday life. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for 7 years, and I have worked as a Military Family and Life Counselor (MFLC) for the past 6 years in which I provide non-medical, solution focused and walk around counseling directly to service members and family members. Being a special education teacher was the driving force which led me to dive in counseling. However, I soon realized that therapeutically helping students and families with their mental health is what is needed to empower individuals to be successful, thus I became a LPC. In addition to having experience working with military families and culture, I hold experience in counseling various populations with concerns associated with anxiety, depression, child/adolescent emotional/behavioral concerns, addiction/substance abuse, stress management and family and marital problems. I like to take an integrative approach to therapy, however I enjoy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is necessary at times to explore past experiences and the origin of problems, however, with the current situation and times in which we live, I find it helpful for individuals to focus on present and future goals with goal oriented problem solving. I would love to work with you on any concerns and needs you may have.
4205 Janjolin Drive, Conley, 30288, GA