My mission is to help you increase self-awareness, develop helpful perspectives, & help you create tools to navigate your life healthfully.
Marriage & Family Therapist in Nicholasville, KY
I have worked with couples experiencing infidelity, conflict (communication, finances, parenting, etc.), decision making, getting past differences of opinion, or reconciling vastly different backgrounds. I have also worked with one partner when the other does not attend counseling. I have worked with lesbian couples, too. Further, I have worked with many couples preparing for marriage. Finally, I have worked with 14-16 year olds regarding issues with peers, teachers, and parents.
The process of living tends to be in constant change. Births, deaths, job changes, divorce, relocation, starting or ending school or a relationship or a business, life-changing trauma or injury, retirement, losses of all kinds ... they all affect us. Some changes may be a welcome relief, but some change us negatively and/or permanently. What do we do with that? How do we process it? In my decades of living, I have undergone dozens of transitions and helped others to do so as well.
Given that there's never a shortage of anxiety-producing activity in our lives, anxiety affects a large segment of the population. Sometimes a cause can be eliminated. Typically (and because all sources of anxiety will not be eradicated), I utilize tools, exercises, and habit development to help clients increase effectiveness in coping with anxiety. I have taught and counseled with many anxious clients!
Clients often seek options to break their stuckness from indecision or lack of clarity. My experience is that sometimes they need to hear themselves discuss the matter aloud, other times they need more information, and sometimes they need help with reasoning. SFBT is not always a simple therapy, but, when indicated, I have had good success with its use.
Couples counseling isn't just for married couples! I have counseled in parent-child relationships, as well as heterosexual married and unmarried, and homosexual relationships. Success in couple counseling may not be relational healing -- it may take the form of the couple deciding to break up. Parent-child resolution can take various forms. A "couple" is any two people wishing to improve their relationship, and I have helped numerous and varied couple clients reach their goals.
CBT tends to be a common go-to therapy for me. The mind (cognition), including experiences, memories, opinions of all kinds, etc. influences behavior profoundly. To put it a different way, the connection between cognition and behavior is astounding. Why do you do what you do? What is going on cognitively that may be steering behavior or emotional responses? I have found this therapy useful in individual and couple counseling, as have many of my clients! Further, CBT serves me well personally!