Working full-time with adults, children and families has given me great insight to the strength and complexity of families. I have grown as a clinician as the field learns more about the impact of trauma on individuals and how hope is an essential component of resiliency. I believe every person can be a success story.
During our initial sessions we will explore what brings you into treatment, history of the issue and what you would like to see different in your life. I also like to explore your strengths and how you have developed these strengths over time. I find great insight in exploring how you will know when treatment is complete and what that will look like.
The key component to the therapeutic relationship is honest and authentic communication that guides the treatment. As a Therapist I am invested in the progress of my consumers and strive for observable success that meets their goals.
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.
Familial relationships can be the source of stress and emotional pain, even in the healthiest of situations. Painful interactions can range from irritation to resentment and lead to feelings of guilt, disappointment, and anger.
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
OCPD differs from OCD in that the disorder is deeply ingrained in one’s personality to the extent that the individual cannot and refuses to see the problem. It is oftentimes characterized by extreme perfectionism, order, neatness, and an element of control over others to think and act in similar fashion. As with other personality disorders, the condition is treatable but not curable. Change is extremely difficult with this disorder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
United Medical Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
DLA 20 Trainer
AL, LMFT, L564
MS, LMFT, TSO418
Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University
MS. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Indiana State University
I am a mother and a wife with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. I love what I do and believe in helping others. I have extensive experience working with individuals to develop an initiative to gain success and access the life skills to thrive. 20 years experience working with individuals and families to help explore barriers to success. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient setting dealing with issues from depression, anxiety, trauma to crisis intervention and psychiatric emergencies.
Remote Therapist, Northwest, 35661, AL