Loving Therapy and Life Coaching
About this pro
'The first duty of love is to listen.' Often, when someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. I believe our unique capabilities and telling of our own story in the ways we decide to resolve what brings us to counseling is most important to the success of the counseling process. We all have an 'inner child.' Confidentiality is key. I use Play Therapy and CBT with children. With adults I use a variety of therapies, always including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I diagnose and use assessments. I have seen huge success with clients with Panic and Anxiety. I also have special training and experience in working with children using Play Therapy and CBT for many mood and behavioral issues. I specialize in working with children with trauma as well as ADHD. Play therapy is helpful for children who have experienced trauma, abuse, divorce, ADHD, depression, anxiety, problems with peers, and family problems. I also have some training in behavioral analysis. I have a heart to help those with chronic mental illness and their families in and believe privacy is very important with these sensitive issues. I have also worked with military service members and their families. I work with adults and couples and have training and experience with marital issues. I am a NASM certified personal trainer and yoga instructor and find the link between exercise and mental health helpful in therapy if you are interested in integrative, holistic, health psychology approach and it would be helpful to your specific needs. Please email or leave a Voicemail. I will respond. It is an honor to be trusted and to be a part of brining healing and hope to others. The therapeutic relationship is a place where the infinite value and worth inherent in every individual is recognized and validated. To have the honor of being confronted with this mystery every day at my job is priceless.
6 years in business
- How did you get started doing this type of work?As a teenager I found wisdom from my religious tradition, contemplative practices, and mentors really changed my life. I found that those relationships where I was listened to and validated along with practices that helped me to change my thinking and perspective gave me confidence, strength, focus, and clarity I lacked. I experienced and saw a great need for understanding and helping those who had experieced severe abuse and others with mood and psychotic illnesses. These problems went beyond what training I was exposed to. I have sought to find what wisdom and traditions in religion, philosophy, and the sciences could offer in helping individuals and families suffering from mental illness and relational turmoil.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?You want to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with, is qualified, and has a number of therapies and theories that they can pull from to find what is helpful for empowering you in resolving your own issues. If one therapist is not right for you then be sure to try someone else because not every therapist is helpful with every person or problem. I hope to meet you and we can get a feel for this in the first session~ you can even give me a call to talk over the phone before you come in.