Welcome

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Do you or your loved one have overwhelming stress and symptoms of anxiety?

Do you feel like you’re on an emotional roller-coaster of fear, anxiety, anger, shame, grief, and confusion?

Do you feel lost and unable to connect with the people that care about? 

Do you have childhood trauma and can’t seem to get over it?

You are not alone! 

Painful past experiences are difficult to get over because we believe that we can “think” our way through our problems or we shouldn’t feel the way we feel.  When we have experienced current or past trauma(s) we get stuck and cannot think our way out if it.

Adverse events or trauma experiences frequently prevent people from living wholly in the present.  Often people who have experienced overwhelming experiences, trauma events, or childhood abuse and neglect will have nervous system dysregulation that shows up in the form of emotional symptoms such as symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, symptoms of PTSD, social anxiety, and physical imbalances.  People will also potentially experience relationship strain and disconnection to the people who are important to them.

According to leading trauma expert and founder of Somatic Experiencing®, Peter Levine states that, “Trauma lives in the body, not the event”.  When we experience a traumatic event, it is the body’s response to the perceived threat that holds the trauma thus causing an unbalance in the in the nervous system.

I am holistic in my approach ~ paying attention to the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit.  I approach counseling in a non-pathological/non-shaming way.  My counseling sessions are tailored to your needs and goals.  My job as your therapist is to create a safe environment for you and partner/family so you can begin to heal from past experiences and move toward positive change in creating the life that you want and desire.

By using the body, rather than cognition or emotions, as a primary entry point and avenue for exploration of traumatic experiences, the effects of trauma of the body and on procedural learning are addressed directly (Ogden, et al., 2006, pg. 176).

We know that healing from our past and strengthen our relationships can improve our health. We also know that we do better when we work together.  Counseling can be that first step toward living a healthy life…you do not need to do this alone!

Treatment Specializations Include:

Trauma Recovery

EMDR  and Somatic Experiencing ®

Couples/Relationship/Marriage Counseling 

Individual Counseling

Family Therapy

Adolescent Services

Children’s Services

I believe that it is important for you to feel that working together will be a good fit for you. I offer a  Free 30-40 minute No-Obligation Consultation/Visit.  During this Consultation/Visit, we will discuss your needs and goals as well as strategies and techniques that we will use during counseling. Questions regarding counseling fees, appointment times, and other questions can be answered at this time.  To set up a free 30-40 minute No-Obligation Consultation/Visit; fill out the contact information or call me at 952-215-5208

If you or someone that you care about is experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.