My own journey of transitions and redesign has taught me to recognize the opportunities inherent in the change process. I help clients focus on new choices and regaining a sense of control over their lives. I employ action oriented strategies which enable clients to feel increased motivation and success early on in treatment. Clients benefit from greater insight, clarity and knowledge in order to move forward with resiliency, direction and purpose.Mt Pleasant individual counseling, marriage counseling & family therapy
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 30 years. My extensive training in family therapy provides a foundation to help individuals, couples and families to understand how one’s past impacts present relationships. At the same time, counseling focuses on teaching new skills and helping clients implement healthy coping strategies to replace old patterns and build positive self esteem.
Whether you are experiencing problems with your child during adolescence, managing the transitions of young adulthood or have difficulty with adult stresses and relationships, my objective is to guide clients through transitions and obstacles in order to create a fulfilling life.
My training and extensive experience with adolescents, young adults and adults has enabled me to work effectively with a wide spectrum of presenting problems.
My areas of specialization include:
- Affective Disorders (depression, anxiety, phobias)
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Grief & Loss
- Family & Marital Conflicts
- Relationship Difficulties
- Codependency and Addictions
- Life Transitions (divorce, career changes, parenthood, retirement)
- Parenting Skills
- Women’s Groups and Workshops on Life Transitions and Conscious Aging in the Second Half of Life