Therapy goals are developed as a team. I enjoy collaborating with clients to help them succeed with their goals and what seems most practical for them.
I'm going to apologize in advance. Our first session will include questions about you in order to develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs. If there are ever questions that you are not comfortable answering all you have to do is tell me.
I've learned that everyone struggles at one point or another in their lifetime with an issue and emotional support from another human being seems to be one of the key factors that allows the person to overcome their hurdles.
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.
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.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
Personality disorders entail a maladaptive way of behaving, feeling, and thinking that deviate from societal and cultural norms. They may lead to personal distress, interpersonal issues, harmful behaviors, and legal issues. Personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. They are treatable but not curable.
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.
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.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
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.
Identified as self-starvation with strict eating behaviors included food refusal and an irrational fear of gaining weight that doesn’t subside with ongoing weight loss. Common symptoms include poor self-image, self-esteem, nutrition, and overall health.
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
United Medical Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Substance Abuse Specialty
WI, LPC, 5543-125
Master of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling, Southern New Hampshire University
I have worked in the mental health field since 2007. I have experience in working with a very diverse population while working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I specialize in working with adults who have co-occuring mental health and addiction disorders.
Remote Therapist, Wausau, 54401, WI