My goal from my initial contact with someone is that, by the end of our first conversations, they feel that I have listened to them. So the first session will mostly involve open-ended questions that gently draw the other person involved in the process.
I have noticed that many clients who I support don't understand the connection between mind and body. Many would describe some of their symptoms that are rooted in physical elements, such as chronic headaches, gastrointestinal issues, or hypertension. I provide awareness about the mind-body connection, that we practice healthiness among those two entities, then we are likely to be healthy overall in our lives.
I will work collaboratively with clients to determine what they would like to accomplish as a result of coming to therapy. We will identify the clients' strengths and draw from them while formulating goals because it is important that clients see themselves in a positive way. The client will get an understanding of the SMART goal, being specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
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.
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.
Involves a person sacrificing their needs to meet the needs of others. Their thoughts and actions center on a significant other, spouse, friend, or relative. Becomes an issue when relationships are unbalanced and unhealthy.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Nationally Certified Counselor
NAMA Certified Anger Management Specialist II
NC, LCMHC, 11869
MS, Mental Health Counseling, Capella University
I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings, including private practice, community-based settings, and military installations. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have developed a particular specialty in working with the LGBTQA+ community.
235 Commerce St., Suite 3, Greenville, 27858, NC