Briarwood Counseling helps clients by creating safe spaces for people to know themselves better and work towards health and healing.
Counselor in Naperville, IL
I am trained to work with pregnant and parenting individuals and couples. I use education, skill building and a LOT of support and normalization. When you are navigating the intensity of becoming a parent (for the first time or the fourth), having the support of someone who can see outside of the experience while validating you is really important so that you can show up for yourself and your family.
I work with clients using mindfulness based stress reduction techniques as well as reframing thoughts. I work with clients to identify stressors, process through thinking and feeling patterns and build skills to reduce anxiety.
I address this often in individual and couples therapy - our relationships matter and they shape us as people, our thinking and our behavior. I work with people to understand how they learned how to be in relationships as well as how to change their relationships for the better. I also work with clients to understand how their past experiences of relationships can impact our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, incorporating exploration of core fears.