I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and I the Counselor, come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, and then develop future goals that will improve your life and your relationships.
I use a multiple level approach in working with couples in therapy. I will help you negotiate your conflicts, recover desire and intimacy, and improve your communication skills. Couple’s therapy will be adapted to the specific needs of each partner as well as to the nature of your relationship. There are different levels of intervention, not all of them need to be treated in every therapy but the different levels have to be identified.
When you lose someone you love, it is very painful. After any significant loss, you may experience various kinds of difficult and surprising emotions such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes you may feel like your sadness will never end. While these feelings can be overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are healthy ways to cope with the pain. I can help you can get through it! Grief that is expressed has a potential for healing and eventually it can strengthen and enrich life. Check out the tab labeled My Son.
Anger is an instinctive response to feeling threatened. When we become angry our bodies change to meet the threat. Words you may use to talk about anger include: rage, mad, and furious. Anger is often a sign that something is not right. Anger can let you know that you are being hurt, physically or emotionally. Anger can also tell you that your needs are not being met. Anger is not just an emotion that is neither good nor bad, it is what you do with it that really matters. Let me help you in understanding and managing your anger.
As a Christian counselor I attempt to help clients gain insight and become aware of their behaviors, attitudes, and responses to situations. I teach responsibility and skills in communication and conflict resolution. I enjoy helping clients love God and to live by biblical values based on their religious traditions. I encourage clients to experience forgiveness, and also, to extend forgiveness to others. I help the client understand their behavior and to take the necessary steps to act appropriately and responsibly.
EMDR is a powerful psychotherapy technique, which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
Please contact me for any special counseling request that may not be listed above.