Sometimes in life, we need help sorting out problems and finding our way to the best solution. This is the reason I pursued a counseling degree, after working as an educational professional for over 20 years. My background in education provides me with experience in adolescent behaviors, depression, goal-setting and addressing family/parenting issues. I’ve honed my counseling skills to also be of help in grief work, life changes, motivation and goal-setting, as well as depression, anxiety and substance abuse/addiction.
The first step I take in the counseling relationship, involves empowering my clients to advocate for their emotional well-being. This means that my clients work to understand that they actually do know themselves better than anyone else. My job as their therapist is to help unravel the difficult circumstance or uncomfortable emotion that may be plaguing them. I use an eclectic style of therapy, because just as we are each individuals, not every therapeutic modality may fit a client’s personality.
My style of counseling is warm, inviting and most importantly patient with clients. I want to listen to them so we can move to a plan of action that will bring them clarity and resolution. I love working with clients and seeing hope come into their life after we work together. If you are ready to start a journey that will empower you, I am here to be your advocate!
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coaching
LPC #77549 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
I feel heard and feel no judgement.
I am so thankful for Judy and her expertise, compassion, and wisdom. She always has helpful information, advice, and tools to help with any situation. I am grateful for the many hours of her support, including early mornings or even while I am in rush hour traffic. She always accommodated my schedule and calls or video sessions.
I can count the # of people on my hand who have made such a huge impact on my life ... and she is one. Going through a crisis is hard. Going through it without a therapist like Judy would have been impossible. I am thankful for teen counseling connecting us and making our sessions available in my time of need.
Although this time of my life has been hard, I have not felt alone thanks to Judy . And when I did feel desperate and in darkness she reminded me of who was in the fire with me. I could have lost a lot of faith in this difficult time and instead my faith is strengthened. My family is unified.
I'm eternally grateful.
I want to thank Judy from the bottom of my heart to help me change my thinking about everything I went through. She was the perfect match for me! Over the past 9 months she was always very responsive to any requests for materials, worksheets, websites and audio that were pertinent to my healing.
One of the best things about Judy was that she always wrote a recap/summary for me of our session, which gave me time to think about what we talked about and I could read it over and over again to make a bigger impression on my thought processes. That enabled me to remember our session instead of just forgetting as soon as the next life distraction came along. I really treasured that!
I would highly recommend Judy. I have never had a counselor that was so knowledgeable, personable, professional and just such a lovely person who really cared. She gave me hope, helped to redirect my thoughts, brought out the reality of the situation and I just can't say enough about her counseling ability.
She would give me "homework" most weeks and I did it, which is the only way to improve oneself.......is by doing the work. Judy was so encouraging to me, so happy for me when I started improving. She wanted to help me move on and become a better person. I couldn't have done this without her. All my friends and family have said they see the change in me and they think Judy made a fabulous contribution to that by her ability to counsel.
One of my favorite phrases she used was that, "You have a superpower, and that superpower is God." That gave me courage and brought me closer to God. I thank God for Judy Bou Kheir and for this counseling platform.
Judy is an amazing counselor. She is working with our daughter and we can see first hand what a difference she is making as she helps to guide her through dealing with anxiety. It’s so wonderful to have Judy come alongside us, as parents, and be a voice of encouragement and give our daughter the tools she needs to navigate through difficult situations. We LOVE Judy!!
Judy has helped be the calm in my storm of figuring out motherhood when I didn't have the best mother/daughter relationship to glean knowledge from. She has helped me process my anxiety, feelings of frustration as a new parent, and worked me through those every day issues. She is quick, responsive, and kind. I appreciate her real world tips and ideas to help me through. I feel safe opening up to Judy and feel she is there to be the guiding light I need during some dark times.
Judy offered me grace, humor and patience and helped me find all those things in myself.
Judy is great at not only listening but also helping me move through things. She never pushes but allows me to take the time I need and encourages and praises me for the things I have done big or small that we are working through together. She’s the first counselor I’ve had that I haven’t wanted to close down on and I think it’s entirely due to her caring attitude, and the way she takes time to really understand where you’re at in the BIG picture. I’m so thankful I found this counseling site and have recommended it to all my friends and family. Life gets busy but putting yourself and your emotional well being on the back burner shouldn’t be something you have to do. With this you can fit it to your schedule, and work on you when it’s right for you;)
I was very happy with my session with Judy. I felt that she listened to me and allowed me to express myself and I felt safe throughout the entire process. I would recommend Judy to anyone looking for a caring and sympathetic ear.
Judy helps in every way imaginable and is there when I need help. I could not ask for more.
Judy has been a great help. She checks in and responds in a very timely manner. I believe she has gone through a grieving experience herself and that helps me know I'm understood. I would definitely recommend Judy!
I love that Judy takes the time and listens to both of our concerns, helps us to dig into the issues underneath the surface of our main concerns to help us work on the root cause. The exercises given to us are challenging but I understand why they are very important and necessary to be implemented in our relationship. She doesn't choose sides and helps us to turn our arguments into healthier and more resolvable discussion.