How In The World Does Somebody
Pick the Right Therapist?!
So you typed in counseling or therapy into Google,
and you had no idea there were so many therapists to choose from!
It’s like going to the grocery store for some cereal,
only to be bombarded with 1000s of different flavors.
How do you know which flavor you want? How long will the cereal last?
Will it still be good a week from now, a month?
Frustrated and overwhelmed, you leave the store with no cereal,
hungrier than ever.
The thought of choosing a therapist
shouldn’t make you too tired to actually go to therapy.
I created this page to help you streamline the decision process
and decide if I might be the right fit for you.
Just like cereal, every therapist is different, and I want you to
feel confident, comfortable, and supported in your decision.
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(If you’re one of those people that read the last page of a book first, click here.)
Let’s skip the online resume for half a second.
I’ll have my experience, trainings, education,
and all that other fun stuff listed below.
You’re not here for credentials.
You’re here for help, discovery, and growth.
Let’s see what that can look like.
The clients who are most successful in therapy with me are people who understand that therapy can be hard but know it’s worth it
to create the life they long to have.
They appreciate me actually listening to their story, offering compassion and empathy to their struggles, and supporting their goals and dreams. They appreciate my straightforward approach, and my willingness to explore the things that they have never told anyone before, processing it all with openness, kindness, and understanding.
Many of my clients have been to a therapist before and didn’t feel understood, cared for, and felt like they never made any progress.
My priority is to support your priorities.
I actively collaborate with you to
bring your dreams for the future
into the present moment.
I Aim To Be The Type Of Therapist
That I Would Want To See
I keep it real, I keep it honest, and I keep it open.
I encourage my clients to do the same.
There is no “failure” in therapy. Everything is welcomed, nothing is off limits.
As a society, we don’t share our hopes, dreams, or struggles with each other anymore. Share with me.
I’ve found that the clients who experience the best results from therapy
are the ones who have had enough, they're fed up, they're done.
They're ready to push through and push past what’s been keeping them stuck.
They're committed to their own growth, follow through, and put in the time necessary to cultivate a life of joy and happiness.
They're ready to give up whatever is no longer serving them.
They’re tired of living a story that they feel like somebody else wrote,
filled with feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety.
They’re ready to become the author of their life and bring about lasting change.
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What I do:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH19282)
Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Life Coach
Imago Relationship Therapy Trained Relationship Therapist
Gottman Level 1 Trained Marriage Therapist
Group Crisis Intervention Certified
What I learned:
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Central Florida
What I did:
Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
And a whole bunch of other stuff!
My training and education was quite rigorous, and I conducted over 500 face-to-face hours with clients,
over 150 hours of supervision,
and over 1000 hours of additional learning and trainings.
I utilize a combination of several evidence-based,
theoretical approaches in therapy, none of which involve me simply nodding my head at you the whole time.
Depending on the person I am working with,
I integrate any number of psychological models.
Here are some of the most common approaches I practice:
Mindfulness & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Narrative Therapy (remember all the book metaphors?)
Whatever walk of life you’re from, I speak your language.
I’m fluent in feelings and logic.
I understand emotions and analysis.
I’ve known the life of the starving artist and the organized administrator. I work well with all types.
While I think it’s important to understand your past and everything that has brought you to this moment,
I also think it’s possible to
create solutions and build a better life now.
Here Are My Specialties:
Anxiety & Perfectionism
Depression & Loneliness
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD)
Your mind doesn’t seem to stop. It bounces from thought to thought to thought like a monkey bouncing in a cage. You never feel good enough. You earned an amazing promotion, but you still feel like you need to work harder. You long for peace and quiet. You long to feel enough. Therapy will help you to calm your monkey mind, find peace and quiet, and begin to feel complete in who you are.
You feel like you’re walking in quicksand or sloshing through the mud. You’re sad, tired, and trying to find a purpose. Despite being “connected" across multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), you feel disconnected and alone. Contentment, joy, and happiness seem just outside your grasp. Discover your inner smile again, learn to feel connected to your friends, family, and even yourself, and develop the tools to overcome the dark cloud that’s been hanging over your head.
You have been through the literal wringer. You feel beat-up, torn, broken, scared, and angry. You avoid the things you used to love. What happened to you has tried to take over your identity and everything you hold dear. Learn to heal the trauma, discover who you really are, and reclaim your life.