As someone who personally knows the hardship of mental illness, I bring a unique perspective to therapy.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Springfield, MO
As someone who has personally experienced, and overcome social phobia, I am familiar with the hardships, as well as what works in treating this condition. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and schema therapy to address unhealthy beliefs and thought patterns that may be impacting your ability to be your best self socially.
Personal growth is an incredible journey to watch people go through. Each journey is unique to the individual. I act as a guide to help people discover/create their authentic self so that they might live their best life. In addition, I help people discover and overcome any barriers that might be limiting a person's growth.
In my work with people who have characteristics of codependency, I have found that these people are some of the kindest people on our planet. They have huge hearts and tend to give their all to others. Unfortunately this often comes with self-neglect, low self-esteem, and entering into unhealthy relationships. I help these individuals learn how to use self-love and healthy boundaries.
I have years of experience and training in working with those who suffer from addiction and substance abuse. I help people work through the obstacles that often interfere with maintaining sobriety.
I have found that the Gottman Method is incredibly helpful for couples and parenting. I use the various principles that Dr. John Gottman discovered that are common in couples who remain happy and together over a long period of time.
I use CBT and Schema therapy to help clients discover what irrational beliefs and thought patterns might be contributing to mental health issues and self-sabotaging behaviors.