I am married with two young kids and a rescue pit named Ruth. I enjoy helping others identify strengths and improve their life as they want.
Licensed Professional Counselor in ,
Our thoughts often drive the way we feel. Our thoughts impact the severity in which we experience anxiety, depression, opposition... With CBT, we continue to utilize the main theme of strengths. We use our strengths to empower exploration of negative thoughts that hold us back and create destructive or disturbing thought patterns. We work to increase our understanding of these patterns so that we can identify skills to utilize to help minimize their impact on our life.
In congruence with CBT and Contemplative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy allows further exploration of our true self. Utilizing the strengths that we hold, emboldens the areas that are not as strong. I work to help empower individuals, couples and families, to identify their own unique view of the world and integrate that view in a productive manner.
I strive to help individuals find their strengths. Often we overlook the strength we have or we dismiss it. By acknowledging these strengths, we give ourselves more confidence to explore painful experiences. As humans, we are meant to be in a constant state of change. Change can have a large impact or small, depending on what it is we are seeking. It is this fluidity that opens us to the opportunity of continued self exploration leading to our truer self.
Anger is an emotion. The difference is that anger can lead to aggression (shout out to those that thought I would say hate; #yoda). My approach to anger takes a look at how we express this emotion and how frequently it turns into aggression. By understanding the cause of anger, how it manifests and how often it becomes aggression, we begin to build a foundation that allows the experience of emotions in a healthier, more sustainable way.
Personal Growth is a constant. It is something that each of us is working towards on a daily basis. At times, personal growth presents itself as a small goal; other times, a larger goal. Some of my own personal growth is to work towards ensuring that I have the knowledge, training and understanding to help others achieve their goals.
The overwhelming sense of thoughts racing through your head at a rate that causes worry. I strive to help others create a sense of calm within the anxiety that acknowledges what exists and works to manage and minimize the impact that our anxiety has on our day to day life.