My style is active yet empathetic and caring. This process is about letting you explain and me listen while offering suggestions and guidance. Respect of emotions and challenges is at the heart of what I do. If you are thinking about this for the first time, it takes a lot of courage to start this process but believe me you will be grateful you did. For those that have been through this process, it takes a lot of courage to try again but I am determined to be an advocate for your happiness.
While I am no expert in this area it is the focus of all I do. Your thoughts of coming to get help most likely have to do with a relationship or two. And I view just about all the struggles of those that come see me in the context of relationships. I have over 15 years of counseling with couples, adults, to teens and even children. No person is an island and some of my purpose is to restore the relationships in your life.
SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
I have experience in most mental health challenges along with addiction, and focus on spirituality, my focus is brief, solution focused sessions that give you practical ways to reduce any symptoms and get back to where you want to be. While some struggles in your life may need some extended time most difficulties can be decreased in a few sessions.
GETTING BACK TO NORMAL
This is my goal. In our fast-paced society you need solutions that can alleviate symptoms now. While some symptoms may take time, we will create goals together in the first session to reduce negative feelings and get you back to your normal state of being! I look forward to meeting with you on this most important time in your journey of life.
Owner--New Directions Counseling since 2015
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in FL since 2013
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) in FL since 2013
Qualified Supervisor in FL since 2017 and currently supervising multiple interns
Online counseling for anyone in FL, exam prep workshop in Orlando on a monthly basis-see above tab
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) Intern committee board member since 2017 and write monthly articles/Member of Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida since 2016
Black Swan natural disaster crisis counselor. When large disasters occur, I am available for online crisis services.
Avid swimmer, bicyclist with triathlon experience with a strong focus on nutrition and self-care