General Counseling Practice
Do disturbing memories and uncomfortable feelings from yesterday's distressing life experience/s continue to arise and keep you from fully seeing and living today? Are you afraid these thoughts and feelings are unchangeable and define who you are? I will help guide you from merely surviving toward thriving. You and I will accomplish this through a therapeutic partnership with the goal of reducing the influence of lingering memories and assisting you to identify and develop positive coping mechanisms.
Like a cut that naturally heals, disturbances from life events can move naturally toward healthy resolution. To help, we may utilize: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (Certified EMDR Therapist); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (identifies & modifies distorted thinking); Mindfulness Therapy (corrects automatic reactions by practice of noticing/accepting vs. judging/rejecting thoughts & feelings).
My overall goal as a therapist is to assist you in choosing your response rather than choice-lessly reacting to your thoughts, your feelings and the people and world around you. I welcome you - and whatever issues you bring.Specialty: Distressing First Responder Experiences
Following highly disturbing incidents, police officers, sheriff's deputies, firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers may at times encounter challenges in their personal life, employment and relationships. More Specialty: Distressing Parenting Experiences
Stress/trauma, requiring professional assistance, can occur for parents of children with physical, cognitive, and/or psychological challenges; acute, chronic or life-threatening disease/illness; neonatal crises; burns; transplants; injuries, etc. More Specialty: Divorce Mediation
Divorce mediation helps parents skillfully transition from primary/spousal relationships into functional and businesslike co-parenting arrangements. More Specialty: Marriage Remodeling
Clearly defining areas of challenge, considering possible solutions, and building positive agreements are the objectives of marital mediation. More
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