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No one’s life is free of struggle. We’ll all face challenges that can feel overwhelming at times. The care and support of others is often how we get through these difficult times.
If you’re reading this page, you’ve probably reached a point where you’d like support and help for yourself, or your family, so you can feel better, be happier, have more positive relationships and walk in alignment with your values. It can feel great to have a therapist to walk beside you, support you, and offer options you may not have tried before so you can feel less stuck and move forward.
I love my job as a psychologist because I meet wonderful people, like yourself, who are motivated to make positive changes in their life. I’ve had the honor of working with adults, parents and families for the last 25 years. It’s always a privilege when people have the courage to share their struggles and toughest challenges with me.
After learning more about your goals for therapy, we’ll create a “wheel of healing” which will include seeing how your feelings, thoughts, behavior and relationships are affecting your mood, and learning steps you can take to help improve your mood whether you’re troubled by anxiety, depression, anger, guilt or shame.
We’ll also examine how sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, social connections and exercise can contribute to improving your mood. We’ll delve into your past relationships and see how they’ve contributed to your challenges and identify strengths you can utilize. If you like, you can also include your faith in your healing. I’ve been humbled by the healing that God can provide. I’m a Christian but I’ll welcome you no matter what your faith journey has been.
I’m an EMDR Trained Psychologist and find EMDR helpful for my clients. I also find CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Behavioral Activation very helpful therapy methods. I specialize in anxiety and depression. I’ve also helped thousands of parents in the last 25 years stop yelling so families can be more peaceful and you can be even closer to your kids. I can provide tools to help you learn how to get your kids to listen, use positive and effective discipline that works, get rid of disrespectful back talk, and learn how to calmly handle your child’s anger and your own so your family can be happier.
I recently met a young woman who’d been in therapy most of her life. At the end of our 1st session, I gave her an assignment. She gave me a hug and said, “Thank you. You gave me something to DO. I feel hopeful and empowered for the first time in years.”
I’d like to close by sharing two of my favorite Bible verses:
Three things will last forever- faith, hope and love- and the greatest of these is love.
With God all things are possible.
If my message resonates with you in some way, please reach out. I’d be happy to help you on your journey of healing.