I'm committed to providing patient centered care in a comfortable environment. My goal is to ensure each client meets their personal goals.
Counselor in Columbia, MO
I offer services for Pregnant and Postpartum parents including individual, couples, and group therapies in person. I also utilize technology to provide support and information including an online professionally facilitated group.
I think all people are capable of growth and enjoy helping people achieve their personal goals. I will help you identify strategies that will help you meet your goals. I am straightforward and encouraging.
Parenting is so hard! I think back to the work I did before I was a parent and the advice I gave. I used to wonder why parents didn't follow through with my wonderful recommendations. I now get it... they are busy, they are tired, and I never helped them figure out how to overcome any challenges to achieving the plan. Now I understand the need to really listen to parents and join them in figuring out how to help them be the parents they want to be.
I have been using motivational interviewing with clients for years to help them assess where they are at in their problems and help them to identify the beliefs/barriers that are keeping them moving ahead. I meet patients at their current stage of change and help them move forward.
I have completed Level I Gottman relationship training. I have completed online continuing education on the Gottman method. I have utilized the Gottman approach with many couples and appreciate being able to help couples learn evidence and research based techniques to improve the quality of their relationship.
Due to my diverse experiences I am familiar with a wide range of techniques and enjoy helping clients find ways to address their issues that address their unique needs. For example, if I am working with someone with autism who has a special interest I will integrate it into their work.
Being a therapist can be a lot and you deserve support for all that you do. I want to be safe place for you to explore your feelings and stressors so you feel as taken care of as your clients.