Areas of Treatment
Marriage is one of the most significant decisions we can make. Divorce is devastating and all too common. Pre-Marital counseling can provide important insight in some very significant areas of our lives. In our Pre-Marital Counseling sessions, we will cover the topics of Communication, Sexuality, Finances, Family History, Religious Faith, Family Planning and Personality Differences. I offer a series of 10 sessions as a package and charge a discounted rate of $100.00 per session and include take home assignments that facilitate further discussion outside of the session. I am happy to give this discount because I believe in the importance of Pre-Marital Counseling. I will also collaborate with local churches and your marrying pastor if desired.
The goal of Couples Therapy is to encourage a safe, respectful and honest environment to facilitate meaningful exchanges of ideas, feelings and goals. Healthy communication is one of the essential cornerstones to a thriving relationship. Conflict resolution and problem solving skills are realized in a more effective way with healthy communication. I have a wide range of experience with couples. I have worked with couples who are just starting their life together as well as those who have been on a 60 plus year journey. My joy is to help you achieve your desired goals.
Depression or Sadness:
Have you lost interest in your usually enjoyable activities? Have your eating habits increased or decreased significantly? Have you been sleeping a lot more or a lot less than usual? Does life just seem pointless, and bland? If some of these statements describe you, please get help. You may be suffering from depression. There is hope, please call today, I am here for you and happy to help you work through these discouraging times.
Anxiety or nervousness:
Do you experience chronic worry? Is it difficult for you to be around people? Do you sometimes dread doing simple chores that require interaction with others, because you feel nervous around others? There is successful treatment for anxiety and panic attacks. Panic attacks occur out of the blue, or in predictable and specific places such as but not limited to elevators, the freeway or flying in an airplane. One may feel a sense of dread, their thoughts may race and heart begins beating out of control. If these Symptoms describe you, please get help soon.
Grief and Loss:
If you have ever lost a loved one you know how painful and lonely life can be. It seems like life will never be the same. It is important to have someone to talk to, someone who understands your process, and offers ideas and solutions to ease the pain and facilitate coping. Oftentimes we utilize work books that help outline the various typical stages associated with grief and loss.
Self Esteem and Self Confidence:
Self-esteem refers to how you feel and think about yourself. Suffering from low self-esteem affects ones overall quality of life. Oftentimes goals and dreams fall short of fulfillment due to the crippling grips of low self-esteem. Low self-esteem affects relationships, work and social interaction. There are practical tools and techniques we use in order to help turn around these negative self-thoughts. Tools that can bring positive change and give hope to increase your ability to become proactive and assertive in changing the cycle of negative self-talk, and consequently, low self-esteem.
Bariatric Weight Loss:
If you are at the point of considering Bariatric Weight Loss, you know how devastating obesity can be. I am here to walk along side you during this process. There are many aspects to consider when making a life altering decision such as this. From the initial thoughts, to the pre surgery psychological assessment and then the post procedure support, I am here for you!
Family Stress and Conflict:
When we experience stress and conflict as a family, life can feel overwhelming. Oftentimes parents feel like their kids just don’t respect them or even want to be around them. Kids may feel like they just want space, and are sick of being micromanaged 24/7. Communication needs to be locked in strong in order to weather the ongoing storms of family life and transitions through the various stages of human development. Not to mention the whole age of social media and how that affects every segment of our society and consequently the family. Therapy is an effective tool to use in coming along side both parents and kids/teens in order to help sift through the issues and get to the heart of the matter. Family harmony is possible, and it is a joy to assist families in achieving their goals.
If you are struggling with your sexual identity, you know how painful this place in life can be. I have worked with many people from the L G B T community. Many of my clients come from a Faith Based perspective and there is a great deal of inner conflict they experience as they attempt to reconcile their faith with their feelings and circumstances. This is not an easy journey to walk alone and I am here to help process through these thoughts and feelings.