Counseling Services for Children(12+), Adolescents & Adults
INSOMNIA, TIREDNESS (NON MEDICAL), SLEEP ISSUES
Divorce & Family Coping (except custody)
Women's Issues (PPD)
A little about my style of counseling...
Life can be challenging. Sometimes you can feel like you can't get a break and that things are piling up on top of you. When you feel overwhelmed, it is difficult to function well. Talking about what's going on and identifying the ways you react to these challenges can be tremendously helpful in empowering you to tap into your personal strength. Feeling better about yourself is possible and this is one of the many ways I can help. Let me show you how I can assist in identifying unhealthy thought patterns and change them into healthier ones in order to promote your mood, energy and improve relationships. I follow a theory of Cognitive Therapy. The basic premise of this theory is that our emotions and behaviors are influenced by our thoughts and how we react to the things that happen to us. Results can be gained when thoughts are changed and/or modified. Identifying dysfunctional thought patterns and changing those to a healthier mindset will have a positive impact on your mental health. Some techniques I use are changing thought patterns through distraction and/or thought replacement, changing and improving your internal dialogue and shifting from a focus on lack to a focus on affirmatives. I also use gratitude in my interventions. This powerful tool can be instrumental in changing thought and behavioral patterns from negative to positive with strong reinforcement. I specialize in depression, anxiety, sleep issues, marital issues, divorce, women’s issues, adolescents, children ages 12 and older, grief and loss as well as spiritual development.
A little about me...
I have a Masters and a Specialist degree in mental health counseling from Florida State University and, through work experience and supervision, I have been licensed by the State of Florida and Board Certified by the American Psychotherapy Association. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist providing individual, couples and family counseling. My work history has exposed me to several areas of practice including the Juvenile Justice System, non-profit organizations, community services, substance abuse, medical centers, inpatient and outpatient facilities as well as employee assistance programs. I am married and have 3 children and live in the St Johns community.
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