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improving life, KNOWLEDGE  & uNDERSTANDING

                        THROUGH MENTAL HEALTH

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • COUNSELING - INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES AND FAMILY

  • ANGER MANAGEMENT - INDIVIDUAL CLASSES / COACHING (ADULTS, TEENS & CHILDREN)
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  • POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (PPP)


COUNSELING 


In my practice I provide brief and long-term psychotherapy for:


  • Children
  • Teens/Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elder Adults
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families 
  • Group


I assist clients by diagnosing and dealing with many issues that they are struggling with including: 


  • Academic Difficulties / Classroom Behavior
  • ADHD / Attention Deficits
  • Adjustment and Life Transition
  • Adoption, New Baby Birth in Family
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger Management / Impulse Control
  • Anxiety, Phobias, Fear and Nervousness
  • Asperger's
  • Couples Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention - Including:  Natural Disaster, School Shootings, Accidents, Illness Diagnosis, Suicide, Homicide,                        Victim or Witness of Crime 
  • Depression and Mood
  • Divorce, Separation and Child Custody / Adjustment 
  • Domestic Violence / Domestic Abuse
  • Encopresis / Enuresis
  • First Responders - Fire Fighters, Military, Paramedics and Police
  • Grief and Loss / Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Hopelessness
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT Issues
  • Life Management / Counseling
  • Marital Conflict
  • Meaning in Life 
  • Medical Issues / Diagnoses
  • Military:  Deployment, Family Separation and Reintegration, Post Traumatic Stress
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbances
  • Obsession / Compulsion (OCD)
  • Oppositional & Defiant behavior in Children/Teens 
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parent Child Relation Problems / Family Conflict
  • Parenting, Step Parenting, Blending Families
  • Peer Relation Problems
  • Personal Growth
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Phobia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Doubt / Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety 
  • Stress / Stress Management
  • Social Skills
  • Suicidal Behavior / Ideation
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Trauma including victim of abuse: emotional, physical, sexual, domestic violence, and others 
  • Victim of Crime
  • Witness of Crime
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry


THEORETICAL INFLUENCES / TREATMENT STRATEGIES:

I practice with an integrative and interactive therapeutic approach that utilizes: Anger Management, Art Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Brief and Long-Term Treatment, Child Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CORS - Crisis Oriented Treatment, Evidenced Based Practice, Existential Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Humanistic, Insight Oriented, Interactive Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person Centered / Rogerian, Psychoeducation, Sand Play Therapy - Adults and Children, Self-Soothing/Calming Strategies, Solution-Focused, Systems Theory, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

My purpose is to use these skills to assist you in meeting your goals, to improve your life and make positive changes in the way you live, work, play and love. 

I am a child friendly therapist.  I welcome children.  One of my specialties is working with children ages 0-12, teens and their families.  I have many therapeutic games, books, play and sand therapy tools to utilize in session. 

I AM TRAINED TO PROFICIENTLY PROVIDE TRAUMA FOCUSED TREATMENT (TFCBT).

ANGER MANAGEMENT - EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE


I am a
Certified Anger Management Facilitator (CAMF) certified by Anderson + Anderson to provide anger management classes to teens and adults.  At this time, I only provide individual classes. I have the ability to sign off class attendance and participation for court ordered individuals.

Groups -  I am not providing any groups at this time.

Individual -  Classes can start at any time, if not court mandated/voluntary program can take as little as 12-14 classes depending on the pace of individual.
 
Corporate - I can provide presentations to your company on-site about anger management, stress reduction and relaxation techniques.  Please contact me to set up a meeting so that we can discuss your needs and pricing structure.

TEENS- Individual Classes Only, Must Purchase Workbook, "Gaining Control of Ourselves". There is an assessment meeting and fee, as well as enrollment fee.

Children - Anger Management issues are addressed in individual and family counseling sessions.  Your child learns how to identify and cope with feelings of anger and frustration , reduce stress, learn self-calming strategies, to think more positively, as well as practice social skills. There is no workbook to purchase or enrollment fee. 

Anger Management Classes Include but not limited to:

Identify Constructive and Destructive Interactions
What is Anger, Causes of Anger, The Costs of Anger
Stress Management: Definition, Identify Stressors, Coping Skills to Deal with Anger
Emotional Intelligence: Develop an understanding of yourself, recognizing patterns, learning from consequences, Idenfitying high risk situations, managing negative emotions, and learning from anger.
Communication: Improving Communication, Learning Positive Communication Styles and Resolving Conflicts.

Expected Outcomes:

Particpants who are motivated to change will show improvement in recognizing and managing stress, recognizing and managing anger, increased use of assertive communication, increased civility, increased empathy and a decrease in person-directed aggression, as well as improvement in interpersonal relations.

WE DO NOT HAVE AN ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP AT THIS TIME

POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (PPP)

I am trained to provide personalized parenting classes utilizing PPP to address parenting and behavioral concerns with parents of children and teens who are having difficulties in the home, school and community environments.  The program is about 12 - hour sessions but may expand based on the needs of the parent(s).   The sessions are for single parents or parental units.  These are NOT group sessions.  These sessions are individualized to your needs.  The sessions directly address your parenting style and behavioral issues that your child is exhibiting, as well as gives you new parenting techniques. 

Please contact me with further questions.

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