In order to determine goals for clients I simply ask the client what they would like to work on in therapy and if those goals are obtainable.
To me it's compassion and empathy. To be clear I am human which mean I go through various challenges in life myself and when I go through my challenges I relate to my clients better.
Unfortunately it's the stigma that therapy is only for severely mental ill people which in fact is false. I believe everyone could benefit from talking and seeking guidance from a professional at some point.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
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.
Parenting issues involve those associated with the child-rearing process. These may include safety, discipline, nutrition, finances, childcare, school, household rules, chores, daily routines, social activities, and relationships with extended family members. Because child-rearing practices vary by culture, cultural norms must be considered.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
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.
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.
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.
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)
Strength Based Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Cognitive BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Dialectical BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
NC, LCSW, C013608
Bachelors degree in social work, Fayetteville State University
Masters degree in social work, Fayetteville State University
Having begun working with clients in a mental health agency in 2016 is where it all began. I have worked with clients that have had depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, mood disorder, adhd and other diagnosis over the years. I have worked in a foster care agency counseling children providing emotional support and worked with military families at the Department of Veteran Affairs and on military bases.
Teletherapy, fayetteville, 28301, NC