I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and EMDR trained.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia Beach, VA
Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. I utilized Motivational Interviewing to encourage the your autonomy in decision making, to boost the your confidence in your ability to change.
Narrative therapy is a form of therapy that aims to separate the individual from the problem, allowing the individual to externalize their issues rather than internalize them. It relies on the individual's own skills and sense of purpose to guide them through difficult times . I utilized Narrative Therapy to help you uncover contributing factors, underlying issues, opportunities for growth and development by exploring your story.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. I utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you understand how your thoughts impact your feelings and your feelings influence your behaviors.
We all experience trauma and we all respond differently. I help you to understand how and why your trauma is negatively impacting your life. I help you to understand how your perspective of a situation impacts your feels and behaviors. I help you to identify and break the link to generational trauma.
As women we take on numerous roles as mothers, wives, girlfriends, employees, bosses, being that go to friend etc. We are often the helper in most of our relationships. We place ourselves on the back burner most days. I provide individual counseling sessions and group session to address women issues and promote growth, strength and empowerment.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help the people that I work with understand how thoughts impact the way we feel and influence how we behavior. I practice mindfulness, aromatherapy, integrate Tai Chi and provide assistance with developing healthy coping skills.