Greetings and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of licensed experience and 18 years of experience in the mental health profession. My educational background focused on majoring in Psychology as undergraduate and Community Counseling as a graduate student. My experience background ranges from in-patient and outpatient treatment, acute care facilities, working in the K-12 grade school setting, and adult counseling in different mental health programs. I have a history of providing group and individual therapy for children and adults that address issues of concern such as self-esteem, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, family conflicts and concerns, trauma, grief, so on and so forth.
I have a strong passion for mental health and mental health awareness. I truly believe that we all need to take care of our mental well-being just as well as we need to take care of our physical. My approach to therapy is a genuine one. Empathy, understanding, concern, helping others, aren't just words to me, I try to live those words every day of my life, because I truly believe in them. I like to believe that tactful honesty, positivity, and at times humor, are very important as navigational tools in the art of therapy. And with those tools, I try to help guide my clients in a direction that will help them achieve their personal goals of self-healing and growth.
I have been working with youth of different backgrounds for 17 years or so. I truly believe that we should respect them for where they are mentally and emotionally, no matter how short of a time they have been on this Earth. Their feelings and perspectives on life should respect to the utmost, like it would anyone else young or older. I believe that meeting them where they are, planting mental seeds of positivity and encouragement and just giving them the respect of genuine active listening; can truly help them as the find their way into becoming the adult that want to be.
Making the decision to invest in a better you through the assistance of therapy is a very significant and courageous one. And I look forward to being someone that can help you on this personal journey of self-love, improvement, and growth!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #1538 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Preston really connected with my son. My boy was extremely happy to talk with him.