Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate -
If you are reading this, you are probably thinking about reaching out for help, but you are feeling anxious, worried, or unsure. I know taking that first step can be hard, but I would like to encourage you to take that step toward a brighter future. Toward understanding, healing, and growing into a version of yourself that you never knew existed. If phone calls aren’t your thing, send a text or email so we can begin our work together. You don’t have to go through this alone. You are not alone.
I know you are probably still feeling nervous or unsure about therapy. You might be feeling like nobody will understand you or be able to help. I want to assure you that those feelings and thoughts are normal. Very often, when we are faced with an unknown, our minds gravitate to something I like to call Catastrophic Thinking. This means that we begin to imagine the “worst case scenario” or how things might go wrong. This is a perfectly normal anxiety response. This is how our mind works to keep us safe in our environment. However, when our mind begins to use this type of thinking in every situation, it becomes clinically significant. This is because, catastrophic thinking can lead us to isolation. This might look like us always canceling plans, rejecting invites, and even avoiding important events. Therefore, our work together will focus on providing you with the awareness, insight, and tools necessary to effectively overcome this type of anxiety response.
I believe that health is more than just the state of our physical body. I see health as a holistic balance of the mind, body, and spirit. I think that when one part of ourselves begins to experience an imbalance, our overall wellness declines. Many research articles confirm this belief. Showing that a person’s physical health is closely tied to their mental health. Thus, I believe that it is vital for us to begin prioritizing mental health just as we would our physical health. For example, when we catch a cold, we may visit a doctor, take medication, and rest for a couple of days. In my opinion, the same should be true for mental health difficulties. From my perspective, a holistic view of health can provide people with a better understanding of how mental health difficulties can hurt just as much, if not more, than physical health concerns.
Skills and Expertise
Trauma and PTSD
Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Blended Family Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Highly Sensitive Persons
Infidelity and Affair Recovery
Loss or Grief
Mens Issues and Problems
Testing and Evaluation
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Person Centered Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)