I'm here to offer you compassion and an empathic ear to help you understand yourself and learn how to make the changes you desperately want!
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Gainesville, FL
Supervised by Sue Morrow, LMHC
Grief is one of those issues that cannot be "fixed" and is a highly personal and often spiritual experience. Counseling can help you make sense of your loss, your feelings, the experience, and help you to move "through" it in a healthy way. I have helped people make sense of their grief and find ways to adapt to their new life without their loved one. I have also attended conferences on grief and loss, facilitated grief support groups, and presented at multiple conferences on the topic of grief.
Families are full of conflicts, and most people experience them at some point or another. The fact that conflicts are "normal" doesn't mean it feels good or that the behaviors you're experiencing are okay. I have found that many clients who seek counseling have some sort of past or present family issues that need to be processed and worked out. I have done extensive research on family systems theory and certain kinds of family issues, such as verbal and emotional abuse.
Mostly all of my clients have had some sort of personal growth techniques worked in to treatment. Whether you arrive to counseling with that specific goal or not, making any life changes is hard and requires courage and self-growth. I have led groups in self-esteem building, supported clients in pursuing creative goals, helping others, practicing self-love, and more.