"Sometimes the people around you will not understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them" -Joubert Botha
A heart at peace
Living in a state of tension with yourself and your relationships can be exhausting. It can feel like difficulties arise every moment of the day. It doesn’t have to feel that way. Seeing a counselor can produce a dynamic shift in your world view.
You may be dealing with guilt, anger, frustration and fear. Perhaps it feels like you’ve lost something you once had. You want to feel more deeply connected to life and all the good things, but the shadow of the pain is too large. I can work with you to find a way out—to find that feeling that comes from knowing you’ve set a good course for your life.
School, friends, family, and social media can seem like overwhelming challenges. In all of these environments, you have to manage who you are and it is exhausting. You may often feel misunderstood and long to feel validated in your feelings and thoughts. If you just felt supported, maybe things would start to get better.
Bringing About Change
Sharing personal problems, concerns, and struggles with a therapist offers potential benefits including personal growth, insight, and the development of coping skills that will equip the client to deal more effectively with life. The goal will always be to bring about positive change. This will require the client’s active involvement and effort to achieve success.
Counseling can be a combination of individual counseling for parents and/or teens and counseling with the whole family. Working towards healthy communication among all members of the house to bring about harmony is important.
I have over 15 years of experience working with teens and their families. I provide individual, couples, group and family therapy. I specialize in mental health and emotional issues, behavioral problems, school issues, substance abuse, and trauma.
My professional focus is stabilizing those who are in crisis, empowering families, and helping individuals to heal and grow. I commit to providing empathy, active listening, and non-judgment within a safe and confidential place.