Helping you at Counseling Recovery
I'm a marriage and family therapist but you might also call me a hope-giver. Giving you the support and encouragement to heal is what I love doing. It takes a lot of courage to do the work but it's so worth it.
I help people struggling in their relationships. They don't know how to take care of themselves, or communication is super frustrating and it's affecting your ability to enjoy life.
You don't have to go through this alone. You just need support and encouragement to figure things out.
Areas of Focus
- Learning to tell your truth, (or figure out what it is)
- Picking better in relationships
- Managing anger without hurting others
- Getting sober or decreasing your use
- Unlearn codependent struggles like people pleasing, and poor boundaries
- Learn how to communicate what you need and be heard
- Feel more confident in who you are without having to change
I have always loved the process of personal growth because when I was a young adult, I really struggled. I didn't know how to communicate my needs or handle stress. Like most people, I avoided conflict. I became a psychotherapist after my own work gave me the tools to create the life I wanted. 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 a 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.
Working together you'll face what's happening because you are not alone.
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.
I believe that accountability can transform our relationships. We can only change ourselves and accept the things we cannot control because that is where you'll find peace.