November 14, 2015

Services

Life Transformation Counseling - Services

Counseling & Therapy Techniques

Life Transformation Counseling is available throughout the many circumstances and needs of life. I have encountered a diverse base of client situations and have met countless individuals seeking professional help to address their specific needs. I want to encourage you to pursue getting the help needed in your particular situation.

I view the therapeutic process as one that should be characterized by openness and collaborative partnership.  Since each person is unique, the treatment I provide is specifically designed and adapted to the needs of each client.  My therapeutic style is respectful and direct in client interactions, as we seek positive solutions.

An integrative and eclectic approach is applied throughout therapy sessions. This is drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, Active Listening, Emotion Focused Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Gottman Method Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, all of which are proven and time-tested methods of therapy.

Providing a safe, unbiased atmosphere for my clients to vent, gain valuable tools, and process through pain, can be an essential part of the healing process. Life Transformation Counseling services are available for preteens, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Together, we identify the problem(s) and develop goals for treatment by looking to the past for insight and to the present and future for change.

Counseling Services Offered

Individual Counseling


Common issues discussed during individual counseling sessions include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, decision-making, past hurts and trauma, crises of faith, codependency and struggles with self-worth,, among others.

In individual counseling sessions, the client and counselor meet one-on-one to clarify the presenting problem, set goals and establish a plan to create positive change. During these sessions, clients increase their understanding of self, transform negative states, and strengthen their capacity to effectively manage personal and professional challenges.  Counseling can be short or long-term, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals. Clients work at their own pace and comfort level to help find freedom, joy, and healing.

Areas of individual counseling include:

  • Strengthening a positive sense of self
  • Coping with grief, loss, and trauma
  • Navigating life transitions
  • Transforming anxiety, depression, and post-partum blues/depression
  • Managing states of anger, panic, loss of control
  • Embracing body image
  • Balancing the demands of professional and family life

Adolescent Counseling

Adolescent counseling is facilitated through a collaborative, safe and trusting relationship between client and counselor. As adolescents are developing a sense of self within the family and preparing for adulthood, counseling provides a path for adolescents to gain emotional regulation skills, increase their familial communication and strengthen their sense of self.

Areas of adolescent counseling include:

  • Recognizing and changing negative patterns of behavior
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events
  • Working toward future social, academic and independence goals
  • Support for mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, thoughts of self-harm, or risk-taking behaviors
  • Teens experiencing defiant behaviors, not listening and/or arguing with their parents
  • Low self-esteem, social isolation

 

Note: Parents are a part of the therapeutic process. During the initial visit, the counselor will meet with the parent(s) and adolescent together. Afterwards, there will be time for the parent(s) to speak with the counselor individually. The counselor will then meet individually with the adolescent. This is a healthy process to build trust and open communication.

Couples & Marriage Counseling

Whether you are dating, married, or preparing for marriage, counseling can be a great resource to help your relationship thrive and grow. Marriage counseling is often a last-ditch effort to restore a marriage in crisis, but can also be used as an opportunity for crisis prevention and growth in a new or second marriage. Relationship counseling addresses issues such as communication and conflict resolution, forgiveness, recovery from infidelity, empathy-building, understanding of emotional needs, family-history, personal wounds, and rebuilding of trust.

As couples work together through these sessions, they will learn how to transform negative patterns embedded in the relationship, communicate to be heard and understood and sustain a strong sense of self in the relationship.

Areas of couples and marriage counseling include:

  • Gottman Method Couples Counseling
  • Prepare and Enrich Program
  • Communicating to promote openness, understanding, and intimacy
  • Navigating life transitions
  • Resolving sexual issues and increasing intimacy
  • Reconciling after trauma due to infidelity or loss and grief
  • Assessing the relationship

Family Therapy

During family therapy sessions, the counselor will work collaboratively with the family members to set goals, promote open communication and appreciate their own uniqueness as well as that of other family members.

Areas of family therapy and counseling include:

  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Navigating through family changes while enhancing broader support systems
  • Improving the well-being of individual family members while strengthening bonds between them
  • Fostering understanding and insight while working through family lifecycle transitions

 

Expertise & Focus

  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation