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Treatment specialization includes:

  • Complex PTSD:  Individuals with abuse and abandonment issues from childhood
  • Resistant teens
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitiation and Reprocessing) for clients with past trauma
  • Family Counseling
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Coping with Divorce
  • Couples Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Grief Counseling
  • Work and Career issues
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.  In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.



Specializations:  

 

Trauma Based Counseling


Is there something from your past that is troubling you?  Do you feel stuck in an emotional bubble?  Do you feel hopeless and helpless when it comes to a distressing event or traumatic experience?  Experiencing trauma can impact our lives significantly when it comes to relationships in our familes, friendships and work environments.  Is there a person that makes you steaming mad?  Do you often feel overwhelmed with emotions?  If so there is effective treatment that can help you overcome these issues and get you back on track with living your life rather than feeling trapped and overwhelmed.  Trauma can range from mild to severe.  I have had clients who have felt bullied overcome the emotions that come along with that.  I have worked with people who have experienced significant chronic sexual abuse who feel overcome with emotion feel empowered and in control.  If this is you please don't hesitate to call because you deserve to feel free and happy.   

I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and provide counseling for past trauma issues.  EMDR is highly effecitve, evidenced based and truly achieves amazing results. I have had clients respond with, "I finally feel hopeful for the first time in my life" and "That is unbelievable, I never thought I would be free of emotions about that."  If you have questions please feel free to call and discuss this type of therapy to determine if you would be a good candidate.  If you are unsure if you have experienced trauma you can review this link for clarification:  List of Traumatic events

 

Adults/Individual Counseling
Life can change in an instant and we can find ourselves feeling alone and overwhelmed. I believe that we all have what it takes to make it through difficult times as long as we have support. How often have you thought about things like, "No one understands me", "I just wish I had someone to talk to" or you have a life circumstance that feels out of control. No one is immune. The purpose of counseling is to see things in alternative ways, understand how your past impacts your present thoughts and to find a way out of chaotic circumstances.
I have counseled and coached clients for relationship issues (breakups, divorce, conflict), depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss,family of origin issues, crisis intervention, sexual abuse trauma, women's issues, stress management and relaxation techniques.  

  

Troubled Teens and Families 

I also specialize in counseling with teens 14 and up.  I am a Family Systems trained therapist and have worked with the most high risk teens in our area for the past 10 years.  I believe that individual counseling for a teen is not always as beneficial alone and that the best outcomes occur when parents are actively involved in treatment with me as well.   I believe the parent is the expert of their own child and my goal is to coach the parents through dealing with their troubled teen.  Many parents I have worked with have commented they are "walking on eggshells" or are "at my wits end" when it comes to their teen.  No parent should have to feel this way and I have the experience and skills to help you feel in control while at the same time working with your teen who may or may not like therapy. Due to my training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, I have had amazing results with resistant teens and their parents on the crisis unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  
 
Don't hesitate to call!  When contacting me, please feel free to call or email at any time and leave a brief message as I do not want to miss you if I'm in session or after hours. My office is located on North High Street in the Clintonville area just north of OSU campus. For your convenience evening and weekend sessions are available. 

 

 

 

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