Individual and Couples Counseling
YOU ARE NOT BROKEN!!!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE "FIXED"!!!
Are you tired of trying to figure it all out on your own? Feeling you have to fix everything? Some where you picked up the belief that you should be able to fix this. You fix everything else, right? So you search online, find the self help books to find the answers you are looking for and yes the information is good and some progress is made but you still feel and act the same way.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
People every where experience mental challenges but due to the stigma they do not talk about them openly. I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. You see, the thing about emotional or mental challenges is that they are the ones people don’t openly talk about. We are all human and within that we are meant to feel happy, excited, joyful as well as feeling fear, anger, sadness and discomfort. We have the belief we should be able to figure these feelings all on our own and that is what keeps us stuck where we are.
Now imagine that you can talk about everything with someone whom will validate your thoughts and feelings and help you understand them. We all want to be heard and understood. That is what talk therapy is; a place to slow down, bring to the table all the things you try to make sense of and fix, and take a good look at what is truly going on with you.
I will facilitate a place for you where you can safely identify the belief system you have about yourself and the world around you. Together we will work to sort through your thoughts and feelings and capitalize on your strengths to capitalize on what does work for you. We will identify habits or patterns that you want to release and use your strengths to optimize a version of yourself that you are proud of Let me help you enjoy your life more and start thriving.
Military, Veterans, First Responders
ARE YOU HESITANT TO GET HELP BECAUSE IT IS ALL PART OF THE JOB?
Do you feel you have to buckle up and get used to the horror that is seen and you just keep answering the call while using humor to deal with it. To get help leaves a conflicted feeling of I have do this on my own.
I have a passion to help you There is a stigma attached to you by asking and receiving help. I am skilled and trained to handle critical crisis situations you are involved in and the mental impact there in.
As a first responder, you need to remember you are still human and you will think thoughts and feel emotions and that is ok. When you ignore the impact of thoughts and emotions are you:
- More irritable or have angry outburst that are put off as “normal” because of all the pressure.
- Feel guilty because you survived these “battles” which affects your daily decision making.
- Have nightmares that keep you from getting much needed sleep.
- Numb your emotions so that you do not feel leading to relationship problems.
- And finally---avoid everything to numb the pain through drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, and isolation.
None of these are just part of the job.
Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to manage these in a productive way so that you can enjoy your life away from your career?
I can help and it starts with the respect, understanding, and knowledge of your situation. I know how the brain is affected by life-threatening experiences and the chronic stress as a result. I can help you to identify thoughts and emotions involved and what you have been doing to deal and protect them. I will help you identify what is going on and work on skills to help you better manage those thoughts and emotions. I understand many of the challenges and will provide the anonymity, confidentiality, and flexibility of helping on your terms.