I have worked with helping others accept, work with, and grow from challenges that they face for the past 30+ years.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Lafayette, LA
Life can trigger depression in the best of us. It is a common experience for most people. For some, it becomes chronic and debilitating. With the right coping skills and encouragement, it is possible to regain one's sense of well-being and hope.
Anxiety is a necessary aspect of everyone's life. It is a great motivator and the source of our ability to excel at what we may want to do. It is also something that can paralyze and keep one frozen from responding to life as we desire. There are great tools and skills that can help one broaden their perspectives and face the challenges that lay before them in more creative and productive ways.
There are many problematic behaviors that we can develop that are less than productive. Sexual behaviors can become some of the most destructive behaviors when they are inappropriate, hurting ourselves and those we care most about. The over use of pornography and infidelity in relationship can be obstacles to building relationships. It is possible to manage these behaviors and build the relationships we desire.
I am practiced in the Gottman approach as well as Emotional Focus therapy.
Have worked in hospital settings, intensive outpatient, and individual settings with alcohol and substance abuse. I work with the 12 Step program as well as Cognitive Behavioral therapy.