Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Provider/Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider/Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider in TN, USA with over 35 years experience working with a wide diversity of clients ranging in age from infant through geriatric. I am also certified as a mental health integrative medicine provider. My experience includes working with clients dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, life changes, adjustment disorder, anger management, life skills, career changes and enhancement, and parenting.
Sometimes events like transitions, trauma, loss, and adjustment to divorce or limited social support trigger difficulties. As a result, conflicts, depression, anxiety, emotional outbursts, academic decline, isolation, addiction or other risky behaviors can emerge. I support clients as they overcome these challenges. I believe in the capacity to grow, change, and move towards self-identified goals. I believe in treating every person with respect and dignity. My approach is honest and open minded, seeing the counseling and coaching process as a collaborative one between myself and clients. This collaboration is based on the establishment of a safe and trusting relationship between counselor and client. From this foundation, we are able to explore social, emotional, and behavioral patterns so as to better understand the obstacles that are holding you back from living a full and meaningful life. I see it as my job to provide you with both support and challenge as you engage in the task of facing and addressing those obstacles.
My approach to both psychotherapy and coaching is integrative and focuses on the relationship between myself and my clients, incorporating meditation/mindfulness practices, self-acceptance, development of coping skills, and repairing relationships. I draw from many approaches, including evidence-based practices such as person-centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Child-parent psychotherapy. Over the years, I have found a therapeutic style that feels genuine and organic for me. Clients typically appreciate my genuine compassion, authenticity, safety, and humor.
Counseling and coaching take courage and I'm so glad you're here!