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Available Counseling Services Provided: 

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling provides an opportunity to process and reflect on healthier thought, emotional, and behavioral patterns that increases self-awareness and promotes self-acceptance. In understanding, maladaptive thinking patterns, developed over time and experiences, can provide growth and change to reflect your inner strength and ability to make healthier decisions. Counseling can be a place where you can discover who you really are and want to become in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. 

I offer goal-oriented counseling that is individualized to meet your identified counseling needs. I work with a diverse population of individuals who encompass a wide range of ages (ages 3 to 64+), cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and military services. 

Many individuals who enter into counseling do not know where to begin and what to expect. Below are a few topics we may discuss:

  • Childhood and family background
  • Core beliefs and feelings towards yourself and others
  • Development of core beliefs and feelings that are causing emotional distress
  • Connecting past experiences with present thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
  • Identifying your goals and the person you want to become
  • Assessing obstacles preventing you from living the life you want

Play Therapy

I specialize in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing challenges both at home and school cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally.

This may include:

  • Bullying
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief/loss
  • Divorce/family transitions
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse/sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Social/emotional needs (emotional regulation)

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is interactive and involves toys, board/card games, puppet theater/puppets, toy doll house/toy castle, etc. and the expressive arts (e.g., sand tray, art/paint, music). 

Play therapy looks like play, but children communicate and express their thoughts and emotions naturally through play. Play therapy fosters learning and acceptable behaviors and promotes creative thinking. The child or adolescent leads the session where he or she is in control of the choices made, therefore providing a sense of empowerment and self-autonomy. There may be times when directives are provided to build insight and self-awareness towards identified and specialized goals. 

Parent, Family, and Relationship Sessions

Parent Sessions

When working with your child or adolescent, I use a team and collaborative approach where I integrate parent sessions into his or her counseling experience. Parent sessions provide parenting skills/strategies to increase understanding, promote child well-being, and psycho-education. 

Family Sessions

Family sessions provide the opportunity in fostering healthy communication and build healthy relationships/connections with your child.

Relationship Sessions (Marital/Couples counseling)

Relationship sessions (or marital/couples counseling) provide the opportunity to build and improve communication and connection in the marital/couples' relationship.  

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