I work collaboratively with clients to determine their goals for therapy. In our first session or two we talk about what has been going on, how it is effecting you, and what you would like to be different. From there, I assist in formulating specific goals you would like to work towards during therapy.
I believe in empowering my clients to dig deep and harness their own intuition and resilience. Therapy is hard work, and most of the work is on you. I can help you define your goals, identify barriers, work through trauma, and develop your insight, but I cannot do the work for you. I do not have to live with the choices you make going forward; you do. This is the most exciting part of therapy!! The hard work you put in is all yours and so worthwhile when you discover you can heal, you can embody your authentic self, and you can live a joyful life.
If you do not feel comfortable with me and do not even like me in the slightest, you can choose another therapist! I want you to work with someone you feel good about, because all research shows, it is the relationship with your therapist that matters more than which approach or technique your therapist uses. I want you to succeed and if that means choosing another therapist, please do!! Therapists are people too and we know we are not a good fit for every client. And that is okay.
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.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
Artists' mental health
There’s been a long history of debating the connection between creativity and mental illness. Research shows mixed results but ultimately, anyone can experience mental health issues in relation to professional burnout or work-related stress.
Positive and negative change can be difficult, including things like moving, breaking up, adjusting to parenthood, or changing careers. It’s normal to feel stressed, however, life transitions can inhibit people from living healthy lifestyles.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a condition that is precipitated by a perceived terrifying event. This event need not occur directly to the person but may happen vicariously—having seen something terrible happen to another person. The condition may last months or years while symptoms include ruminating thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety when triggered, and potential substance abuse in attempt to cope.
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.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
National Certified Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
WI, LPC, 8129
Master of Science in Art Therapy and Professional Counseling
I have experience working in clinical and private practice outpatient settings serving, children, young adults, adults, couples and families from a variety of backgrounds and belief systems.
155 N Main St., West Bend, 53095, WI