Depression and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience, but most of us face them at some point in our lives. Through therapy and treatment, my goal is to help you recover motivation, and perspective, and create better balance.
Sometimes the symptoms of depression and anxiety are intense and cyclical or are internal and overwhelming. Whether the cause is situational, or if you have been, or are seeking a diagnosis for Bipolar or Borderline Personality Disorder, I have specific experience, education, and training in treatments that can help. I am a provider of multiple therapies including CBT, DBT, Art Therapy and EMDR.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you learn, develop skills, and overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Many of my clients are affected by stress or trauma from ministry or service to others. Are you a person in the helping fields and dealing with stressors in the present? Perhaps you are from a ministry or helping family and have experienced trauma, but feel you have no one to talk to. Are you finding it difficult to include yourself in those who deserve help and care? I love to help the helpers in the world learn to balance between themselves and others. Please reach out if this is a part of your life experience that needs attention.
Human beings are created for connection. When that connection is lost, couples can develop problems in communication, hold resentments, and lose sight of one another as a partner and as a person.
I use The Gottman Method in my work as a couples counselor. By learning new ways to deal with conflicts couples can understand the nature of their conflicts, and replace negative patterns with healthier ones.
"Because the Gottman Method is backed by rigorous research, many of the interventions include actionable steps that help couples understand what to do to continue to work on their issues outside of therapy.
Learning these steps will help couples in the long term. Even after therapy, they can continue to apply these skills and techniques, preventing them from falling back into their former negative patterns."
- Psychology Today
There has been much discussion about the difference between Christian counseling and a counselor who is a Christian. I consider myself the latter. It can be difficult to find a counselor that both understands Christian beliefs and who has been trained to treat trauma. I seek to honor the use of scripture and theology where it is beneficial, as well as being respectful of your personal journey and well-educated in using evidenced based treatments in therapy.