Sometimes life knocks you down and it’s hard to get back up on your own. You have already made the first step by seeking counseling.
I look forward to helping you find your way in a warm and welcoming environment and utilizing a variety of clinically supported treatment modalities.
My experience includes individual and group community based counseling, crisis counseling, anger management, mindfulness, resilience and de-escalation. My specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues and grief and more.
As a child, adolescent and adult counselor, I am passionate about helping others through life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe space to support growth, transparency, and change. I work with individuals, families and couples to facilitate goals, provide coping skills, and improve overall understanding of how to utilize these in everyday life, school, and home. I utilize several techniques including: Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), TF-CBT, Mindfulness, Christian Counseling, and Person-Centered. I am also a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator for Marriage Counseling.
I am currently a Pastoral counselor and an intern completing my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling under the supervision of faculty of Liberty University and Sandra Quast, LPCS of Coastal Haven Counseling. I look forward to working with you and supporting you on this journey as we navigate life's everyday challenges together!
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, so I commend you for realizing something needs to change. That is the first step, and of course the most difficult!
Come in relax, tell me what is on your mind and what is hindering you from being who you would like to become. I offer an informal, peaceful, and nonjudgmental environment for you to express yourself in. I want you to be excited about coming to counseling, not feel as though it is something you are forced to attend. Our sessions are all about YOU! You will gain a new positive perspective, support, and assurance on how fabulous you are.
My treatment approaches utilize evidenced-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy to assist clients reframe previous ways of negative thinking. I also incorporate choice therapy which states that we are the only ones to blame for not being happy. Every choice we have ever made, have led us to where we are today. Rational emotive behavior therapy also rewires previous delusional thinking and helps you realize your irrational thoughts. I also like to use person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing,
Together we can brainstorm ideas and strategies that are the most beneficial to guide you to where you want to be. We will focus on the areas of your life that you want to see improvements on and set you up for success. We will work together as a team to decide what plan of action works best for your individual needs.
I am currently a counselor intern completing my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling under the supervision of Sandra Quast, LPCS of Coastal Haven Counseling. I look forward to working with you and supporting you on this journey as we navigate life's everyday challenges together!