I offer individual therapy and group therapy sessions to explore and manage any challenges that may arise or are currently present. Therapy sessions can be either virtual or in-person. You can also find me at https://orchid.exchange/
I offer life coaching services to help individual achieve specific, action-oriented goals. I will help you identify the primary goal, assist with defining steps, and hold you accountable to accomplishing those steps. While life coaching is similar to therapy in ways, it is also different in that it is often focused on one particular situation (for example career changes) and the skills needed to address that change or behavior.
I have had the privilege of assisting two LPCs in successfully obtaining their licensure through individual and group supervision. With self care at the base of supervision, I guide clinicians in identifying clients' thought patterns and behaviors, countertransference, balancing ethical dilemmas and effectively managing a caseload. I truly enjoy the process of supervision and recognize the challenge of obtaining licensure hours.
I work within the stages of change model so that each individual's therapy is unique and tailored to what stage of change they are in. Change is hard and each person is the expert of themselves.
About 6 out of every 10 men and 5 of every 10 women experience at least one traumatic event in their lives. Many experience more than one. Trauma can create a feeling of distrust with our close relationships and the world around us. Symptoms include checking out (dissociation), avoidance, heightened anxiety and change in mood. Physical symptoms such as stomach pains and muscle tension often go unrecognized. Treatment of trauma starts with establishing trust and then we can work from there at a rate that is most comfortable for you.
Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment. This alarming statistic speaks to the challenge of addiction. I practice a harm-reduction approach; meeting each person where they are based on how ready, willing, and confident they are feeling. While working on ways to manage substance use, we can also address the depression, anxiety, anger and shame that accompany substance use to further create resilience and growth.
Mood disorders have a great range of symptoms. Due to the variation of these symptoms, an eclectic approach is important. An eclectic approach can involve using some cognitive behavioral therapy to manage difficult thoughts and emotions combined with nonviolent communication to enhance communication and strengthen relationships. Other approaches and different creative strategies can be tailored to each unique person to meet the needs of their own challenges.
Below are some links to brief overviews of some common approaches that can be helpful in therapy. I often use these approaches, but only if they seem to be a helpful for you.
This one is not an approach, but a great video to watch! Power of Vulnerability