For as long as I can remember I have felt a deep connection to those who are struggling. I was always interested in hearing how a person really felt without any disclaimers or fears of being judged. My greatest joy comes after the small talk has been done, and the real issues of life begin to emerge and to be discussed and worked through. I have struggled greatly in my own life to face addiction, anxiety, depression, the meaning of life, and what to do now with the time we have. I have benefited greatly from the counselors that I have seen in my life and the immeasurable help they have been to me in getting me to a place where I feel free to pursue the things that I find most meaningful family, friends, spirituality, and helping to make a positive difference in the lives of others. It is from these experiences of freedom that I sought to become a counselor, so that I might be a part of this amazing experience in other’s lives.
My ultimate goal and desire is to walk with people as we begin to clear the path to freedom in their lives, growing in confidence, strength, security, healthy relationships, and the ability to live a fulfilling life. This involves processing past traumas, current struggles, examining unhealthy patterns and relationships, finding healthy ways to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe that we are not defined by our past or our present struggles, and that we are people with dignity, value, courage, and strength. My goal is to walk with you as we work toward and discover these things together.
My approach incorporates counseling primarily, and depending on the client’s wants and needs, mindfulness/meditation/breathing techniques, and neurofeedback. Neurofeedback helps activate focus and emotional balance as you see the behavior of your brain in real-time using specialized tools.
Addictions, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, adoption and fostering issues, relational problems, decision-making, existential/meaning issues, adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults.