I specialize in teens & adults with anxiety, depression, & anger issues. I help people learn to love themselves & be in healthy community.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Greer, SC
You are ready for everyday to not to be a struggle; to be free from what weighs you down, free from guilt, & free to like yourself. You want relationships to feel steady and trustworthy. You’ve been putting it off because therapy seems scary or you didn’t get a good vibe from your last therapist, but you are ready to open up with someone that gets you. Together we can work through what is holding your back. I can handle your shit & won’t judge you for what you have been through, done, or though
We all get anxious when there is a test or work project; when there is a life change; or when we have to speak in public. No big deal. Anxiety can even be helpful, reminding you to be safe or think through things. But sometimes it consumes your life. You find yourself trying to solve problems that haven't happened, imagining the worst, or replaying part of your day over and over. Or maybe it stops you from being yourself around others. Therapy can help you manage your anxiety and find calm
People think that anger is a simple emotion but really it comes from many places. Maybe you lash out when you are overwhelmed, stressed, annoyed, or hurt. You don’t mean to but you don’t know how else to deal. Maybe you are angry at not being treated like you deserve or things that are unfair. You are standing up for yourself. Maybe the anger is there to protect you from getting hurt again or from feeling sad. The anger acts as a wall to protect you.
I believe in making a safe and nonjudgmental space to allow people the opportunity to grow and shape their lives in creative ways. I'm passionate about helping people accept and love their authentic selves and find healthy connection with others. You are the expert on yourself. I'm not here to change you or fix you. I'm here to partner with you to help you create healing, growth, and connection in your life.
When working with teens, I often include other family members. They can help support the teen dealing with difficult things or help them grow. Parents often learn that they can make changes to help the teen or change the family dynamics which changes the way the teen responds. Adults often need to explore their family growing up to see how that shaped them. We learn emotions, connection, worth, and behaviors from family. So if you find yourself stuck in a pattern chances are it started young.
Sometimes we need to develop healthier thoughts or kinder ways of talking to ourselves. Sometimes we need to break patterns of behavior or start new ones. Sometimes we need to let ourselves feel emotions. Other times we need help getting unstuck from one emotion or mindset. Therapy can help with all these things. I work from a holistic stance taking into account brain, body, social needs, emotional needs, family, and community.