Helping You Heal at Counseling Recovery
I help people struggling in their relationships. Maybe you may feel alone and defeated. You've tried to talk things out, give in, or wait for the something to change...but nothing does. You find yourself choosing their needs over yours. That's a hard way to do relationships.
It doesn't have to stay that way. You can learn from those painful experiences and make the next relationship better - or improve the one you're still in.
When you see what didn't work you can learn what does. The end result isn't your fault, but you can be responsible for your part. You're looking for a solution. You just need the right kind of help.
I love helping others gain control over their emotions so they can feel confident and empowered in relationships. My clients have told me that the tools they learned were simple and easy to practice.
Finding the Solution
Working with a therapist, you can learn to create healthier relationships and feel better about yourself. Together we can focus on:
- Learning to tell your truth, (or figure out what it is)
- Managing anger without hurting others
- Getting sober or decreasing substance use that might be straining your relationships
- Unlearning codependent struggles like people pleasing, and poor boundaries
- Learning how to communicate so that you can get your needs met
- Feeling more confident in who you are without having to change
I had no clue how to communicate my needs or handle stress. Like a lot of people, I avoided conflict. I became a psychotherapist after my own work gave me the tools to improve my relationships and enjoy life. I learned how to communicate effectively and was amazed at what a difference that made.
Feeling accepted and supported by others changed my life and that's what I want for you.
In 1997, I got my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont. After counseling people for five years, I took time off to raise my son. I believe that when we work on ourselves, we become better parents!
I've helped people in 12 step recovery for many years. I can help if you are questioning your drinking, in substance abuse recovery, struggle with anger management, compulsive overeating, codependency, depression, relationships, grief, divorce and co-parenting.
Growth is a challenging, rewarding process when you start to see yourself change. I've seen people get excited about life again as they practice new skills and their perspective improves. We can only change ourselves and accept the things we cannot control because that is where you'll find peace.