Taking that first step is difficult and possible. Contact me for a free consultation. Allow me the opportunity to take the steps with you toward living the quality of life you deserve. I look forward to being a part of your journey.
Depression can be such a stealer of life. Allow the next step to be a phone call that costs you nothing, and can benefit you greatly. Recovery is possible even if it is hard for you to believe it in this moment.
Relationships can be challenging which can create an opportunity of growth and restoration with counseling. Make the choice to take action in the process of revitalizing the relationship you both deserve to have.
Many people of all ages have had similar life experiences to you and has felt much of what you may be feeling right now. You’ve already taken a brave first step by being here. It is also perfectly understandable that you’re going to have doubts, some fear, and many questions along the way. Feel free to call about it. I want to help make the next steps easier for you. You deserve to feel better. And, of course, you want to feel the hope that you can get through this. Invest in your quality of life and allow me the opportunity to help you gain new insights, learn new and innovative coping skills, and develop a new and expanded vision of what a happier and truly more fulfilling life could look like.
The counseling techniques that I offer are evidence-basedand represent current best practices in the field. Given the uniqueness of every individual, couple, and family whom I encounter, I adapt my approach to ensure that you are receiving the best possible treatment that I can offer that meets your goals of treatment.
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Get the answers to your questions to ensure that your choice to seek treatment by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is the right decision for you.
Five signs that indicate that it is time to get support:
#1 Feeling sad, angry or otherwise “not yourself.”
#2 Abusing drugs, alcohol, food or sex to cope.
#3 You’ve lost someone or something important to you.
#4 Something traumatic has happened.
#5 You can’t do the things you like to do.
Marriage and Family Therapists otherwise seen as (MFT’s) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy, family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
Marriage and Family Therapists broaden the traditional emphasis on the individual to attend to the nature and role of individuals in primary relationship networks such as marriage, partnerships, and the family. As a Marriage and Family Therapist I am concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
The range of physical and psychological problems treated by MFT include marital and couple conflict, parent and child conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual dysfunction, grief, distress, eating disorders and weight issues, children’s behavior problems, and issues with eldercare.
While traditional therapy focuses more on the individual, MFT examines how an individual’s behavior affects both the individual and their relationship as part of a couple or family. The theory behind MFT is that regardless of whether a problem appears to be within an individual or within a family, getting other family members involved in the therapeutic process will result in more effective solutions. My approach as a MFT is goal-oriented and works toward an established end result.
Dependent on the goals that are set by you and the severity of the situation that you face would dictate the length of time. Ultimately tailoring your therapy to meet your need with the best standard of care is my objective. Where some circumstances may require a short period of time in therapy other circumstances may require a longer period of time.
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is a form of psychotherapy that addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual family members, but also relationships between family members and the family unit as a whole. Treatment is usually divided between time spent on individual therapy and time spent on couple therapy, family therapy, or both, if necessary. A Marriage and Family Therapist may also be referred to as couple and family therapy, couple counseling, marriage counseling, or family counseling that are often used interchangeably. I am a firm believer in working within family dynamics of all sexual orientations.
MFT is normally short-term therapy consisting of an average of 12 solution-focused sessions. More sessions may be required, however, depending on the nature and severity of the problem(s). In couple or marriage counseling, I will begin by meeting with both partners and then spend some time with each individual. In family therapy, I will also begin by meeting with the entire family and then, if appropriate, meet separately with individual family members. The first session is generally for information gathering, so that I can learn about the problem that brought you to therapy, get the thoughts of everyone involved, and observe couple/family dynamics. At the same time, you should be able to get a clear sense of my role and competency, the goals of treatment, and any “rules” to be observed in and out of sessions, such as who should attend which sessions and confidentiality of any information shared between and among partners or family members and myself. Over time, you will identify individual family roles and behaviors that contribute to conflicts, identify specific challenges, and explore ways to actively resolve issues.
I pride myself on having diverse experience which has been a catalyst in my development as a clinician. I have worked with children ages 12 to 18 years old that were placed in a level 12 group home for a total of 7 years. In my seven years of working with children I have been able to develop behavior modification treatment plans, crisis management, self-harm behaviors, develop healthy coping skills for past trauma related to sex trafficking, all forms of abuse, and drug addiction. I have developed knowledge of many diagnosis that encompass mood disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant, ADHD, ADD, and intellectually disabled.
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