No matter where a client is is life, there is always room for improvements and steps forward. When a client feels unsure of how to determine their therapy goals, I think about how they can feel better. It takes a lot for someone to sit down, evaluate the quality of their life, and give some real thought to areas in need of improvement.
I want to know how life looked for my client before the need for therapy. What brought my client here? What can I do to help my client? What can I do to help them restore themselves back to normal?
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.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
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.
Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors that cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Can include hyperactivity, impulsivity, defiant behavior, chronic patterns of aggression, defiance, disruption, and/or hostility.
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.
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.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Monthly Continuing Education Courses
Certified Anger Management Specialist II
National Certified Counselor
GA, LPC, LPC010860
MA COMMUNITY COUNSELING, Argosy University
Most of my experience was developed in education and teaching. Having the privilege of teaching all grade levels allowed me to opportunity to work with all age groups and personalities. My other experiences include working with diverse groups, individuals and families in a community setting.
1445 Woodmont Ln NW, #818, Atlanta, 30318, GA