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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.