Hello! I am an Associate Therapist providing in-person mental health care to Northeast Georgia and to the state of Georgia online.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Gainesville, GA
Supervised by Carol Pitts, LMFT, LPC, PHD
I view “adjustment disorder” as an all encompassing term for the human condition and life in general. Everyone must adjust to the constantly changing world and the life we live. At any point in time and at any age anyone could be said to be experiencing “adjustment disorder.” This aligns with my belief that all of us can benefit from the extra support of working with a therapist throughout our life. Many times just that extra bit of unconditional and nonjudgmental support is what we need.
We all begin aging the moment we enter this world. If we are lucky, we get to experience life into our advanced years. That doesn’t mean the aging process is easy even though it is natural. As individuals age and experience changes in their physical, mental, and professional lives sometimes they experience a multitude of emotions. This is true for loved ones of those going through the aging process also. It is a privilege to accompany individuals and families on the aging journey.
Grief and loss are such multi-faceted and complex emotions that can be hidden by other emotions and experiences such as depression, anger, denial, and anxiety. Helping clients determine what they are experiencing and finding ways to process all the emotions they are feeling often brings profound relief and peace. I have worked through many areas of grief and loss in my own life and have helped others do the same in their lives.
Humanistic therapy correlates the most closely to my personal beliefs and world view. This approach believes we all can change by recognizing our own creativity, power of choice, and free will. It is a holistic view of therapy and of humanity seeing the whole rather than a sum of individual parts.
There are so many ways to approach and create change in life I give myself permission to draw from any and all treatment orientations. Each client presents different needs and can’t be placed in a single box of solutions. Eclectic therapy provides the freedom to specialize solutions to each client’s situation and needs.