A common misconception of counseling is that it is meant to "fix" an individual or couple. More accurately, it is a catalyst for emotional stability, successful relationships, balance, and satisfaction in life. Counseling is meant to build upon one's existing strengths resulting in the ability to manage stress in a healthier way. Often one's innate resiliency is overlooked and problems are approached with the assumption of a deficiency or "illness." A more positive, strength based, approach leads to a more intentional life with a grounded presence.
I believe the role of a counselor is to hold a flashlight as you explore new paths. I have also found struggles result from imbalances in life and many symptoms can be tempered and even used as a source for mental well being. Therefore, it is important to create inner harmony which highlights resiliency and brings the extremes back into balance.
The personal and professional is often intertwined. My counseling practice is geared toward individuals balancing different roles and positions in life. Some examples include being physician and a spouse, a lawyer and a father or mother, or simply having to wear different hats with different people.
I have specialized training and experience in working with the following;
- Physicians and other medical practitioners
- Attorneys and paralegals
- Veterinarians including technicians and assistants
- Dentists and hygienists
- Counselors and other helping professions
Specialty areas include (but are not limited to);
- Profession related stress and burn out
- Trauma related responses and PTSD
- Mental health related struggles including the mood and anxiety disorders
- Addiction and related issues
- Relationship / family dynamics
Feel free to reach out to me directly at 828-713-3405. If text is more feasible, that would work as well. I offer free consultations as well as telehealth and in person sessions (when safe to do so).