Associate Therapists who are LCSWs or LCPCs are independent providers of psychotherapy and counseling services at Life Care Wellness.
I work with adults who have experienced trauma and developmental trauma in their lives. I primarily use a somatic approach to help my clients have more capacity in their lives for regulation. I use a client-centered approach and determine therapeutic goals with each individual.
An interesting mix of professional training, skills and life experience adds a unique richness to what I offer clients. I also have been trained as a divorce mediator and received advanced training in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, gentle and effective treatments for trauma resolution.
The role of an Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatry is, in part, prescribing needed medications. I prescribe Psychotropic medications for adults. Medications can stabilize moods, help one to focus, decrease anxiety, and provide enhanced feelings of wellbeing. When thinking is clearer and mood is stable, your work with a therapist can be enhanced.
I use a person-centered and strengths-based approach, which are just fancy ways of saying that I create space for self-discovery and highlight the positive qualities we often ignore or can’t see in ourselves. I enjoy working with older teens and adults.
With expertise in nursing, mental health, social work, and yoga, I have skills and experience to help clients emotionally heal. I combine counseling techniques with yogic practices in group or individual sessions to help create a safe space and to empower clients to use new tools for self-exploration and discovery. I work with older teens and adults.
I have 23 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I use a strength- based approach, and I provide a safe space to assist in the processes of empowerment, healing and growth. When working with adults, we look at emotional blockages, relationships, poor self esteem and short term goals.
I have ten years experience working in chemical dependency, self-injury, trauma, eating disorder, and mood disorder treatment. I work with older teens and adults along a continuum of movement from simple breath work to full body movement. I also work along a continuum of verbal processing from exclusively talk sessions to mostly movement sessions based upon the needs of the client.
I draw upon many approaches to create a compassionate, yet challenging experience and therapeutic environment for each client. I work with children, adolescents, and teens coping with the effects of divorce, grief, stress, anxiety, and school-related issues. I enjoy working with adults as well, particularly women.
I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families through difficult times and supporting them through those times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
My passion is understanding stored childhood trauma and the long-term effects it can have on adults. I tailor interventions to meet your specific needs. In a warm, understanding, and safe environment, I provide services for a wide range of disorders and difficulties including anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, life transitions, stress, and parenting.
I rely on a systems lens that focuses on treating the whole person within their environment and work to leverage additional supports around my clients to bolster the effectiveness of therapy. I work with all ages but have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I specialize in working with issues of grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, parenting, and identity exploration.
I work with adults using an eclectic approach based on my background in the creative arts, advanced training in the feminist relational model of treating trauma, behavioral and psychodynamic schools of thought, and my current studies in Somatic Experiencing.
I am driven to help others overcome personal obstacles through evidence-based practices. My approach is mindful, goal-oriented, and strengths-based to steer you in the direction you want to go. I have experience working with late teens, young adults, and adults living with depression, substance abuse, and anxiety.
My services are rooted in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). While I specialize in working with at risk youth, youth in foster care, and those with complex trauma, my clients are of all ages – children as young as 5 through older adults.
I am currently attending Tulane University in Louisiana online for my MSW program. Tulane’s School of Social Work training has given me a broad understanding of several therapy approaches that I use with clients. I love incorporating mindfulness-based strategies during therapy and encourage clients to use them outside of sessions to help create a more peaceful, joy-filled life.