About My Clients
Life isn’t always a walk in the park. You want compassion. It's hard to be your true self around others for fear of judgment. Society wants you to fit into a nice little box and it makes it impossible to be who you are. The anxiety, fear, and loneliness can be so overwhelming. Drugs and alcohol provide temporary relief but create more problems long-term. Turning to religious communities can lead to little understanding and solutions that bring little relief. Real Solutions are not far away.
My Background and Approach
Real Solutions can include tools that are needed to manage stressful and problematic life experiences. They can be ways of dealing with a mental health concern that is holding you back from the life you want to live. I can help you in identifying what will work in your life and what is hindering your progress. I have extensive training in working with those that struggle with substance abuse and alcohol abuse. The road to recovery is challenging and equally rewarding. You will need a guide to help you through it all. I am also a trauma counselor and have specialized training to help work through some of the most harshest of life experiences. We will selectively target the memories that have been holding you back from living a full life. Memories that are rooted in harsh beliefs about you and the world. Finally find a way to let go of the ghosts from the past so they don't affect your present and future. Relief is a phone call away.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Life's most difficult experiences can bring about such pain that it's hard to see anything else. You want someone who can compassionately walk with you to help make sense of it all. In my life I once found it hard to open up and relate to others. The fear of rejection was strong but so was my need for love and belonging. Sometimes life didn't seem fair and then you find out that your mental health is not quite in the same shape as everyone else's. My journey into counseling came from a need to find solutions to manage my life that was quickly becoming unmanageable. I had to discover who I was and how I could find meaning in it all. I had found some acceptance in the church in my hometown. As I grew in my beliefs and faith I discovered I felt differently than some of those in my church community. It eventually led to some alienation and heartache. I want for others to never feel that way and I want to help you in taking care of your whole health. I also want you to be you!