I am a Licensed Counselor in Florida, Illinois, Nevada, and New Mexico, as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also Certified Employee Assistance Professional and career coach.
I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health, relationships, and addictions. I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have provided support to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, depression, poor coping, stress, grief, OCD, eating disorders and addictions. I have also worked with couples and guided them through their relationship problems including affairs, money, stress, and any issue that occurs within a relationship. I have assisted with family conflicts, communication barriers, divorce and with each family provided tools to help families navigate through their difficult times.
I am able to support older clients as they progress with chronic medical issues, retirement, and children as they left the home. When working with a variety of addiction disorders, I have taught how to celebrate the good stuff in life and to give oneself permission to seek support when needed. I am a good listener, my role is not to judge but to support and validate while exploring options and other solutions to problems. I am here to help you sort through feelings and discover the reasons behind mental health behaviors and relationships. I have worked with trauma survivors in the areas of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and PTSD. I have worked to help increase trust issues, heal and feel safe. I have sat on the Board for Domestic Violence in my home state and have extensive training on PTSD through the military. I work with the military and their families.
If you have a concern about your career, I am a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. I can help talk through your work stressors and discuss workable options. I also provide Christian counseling, I have a strong faith in something greater than ourselves.
Areas of speciality include: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and Abuse, Self-esteem. I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression