Counseling Services


We offer Orlando Counseling Services

 

I love nothing better than helping people to become the best versions of themselves–people who are eager to grow, discover themselves, and reshape their lives and relationships accordingly.

If you haven’t been in therapy or counseling before, you might feel a little bit nervous about your first appointment. It’s okay, most people do. I’ll bet though, that if you think back to some of the best things you’ve done for yourself so far in this life, you’ve probably been a little nervous then too.

 

Here are some of the Counseling Services we offer.

Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help to address a variety of issues and can be helpful for both exciting or difficult times in your life. You may be considering counseling because you are experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression or because you’re going through a particularly difficult transition in your life and looking for help to steady yourself and begin rebuilding. Counseling can be helpful by learning new ways of dealing with difficult situations or addressing these feelings as well as addressing any underlying causes that you may be struggling to put your finger on.

Or perhaps your life is going pretty well, but you feel like something is missing and you’re not sure what it is. Counseling can help with that too as we can sit down together and comb through the different areas of your life to find out what is most important to you, what areas are lacking, and come up with a concrete plan to build those areas up.

Anxiety is the most common mental health concern among Americans today. Maybe you’ve always felt overly anxious and didn’t think there was much to be done about it or perhaps you’ve gone from feeling self-assured to questioning and worrisome. Either way, anxiety is difficult to tolerate and can snowball if left unattended. Counseling can help you learn techniques to cope with the symptoms of anxiety, explore why you’ve been feeling this way, and reduce feelings of worry or tension by learning to ground yourself in the here and now.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can effect everything including your mood, sleep, and relationships, and can also trigger unwanted physical reactions. PTSD is often associated with military personnel and combat situations, but in reality can be experienced by just about anybody who has ever been an experience in which their life or the life of someone they love has even in jeopardy. PTSD carries with it flashbacks, anxiety, and avoidance and often can make life extremely difficult if left untreated. PTSD Treatment is based on the approach of cognitive processing therapy or CPT, which was developed by one of the VA’s leading trauma researchers.

Sexual assault is perhaps the most intense form of abuse a person can experience as it affects every level of our being. I work with adults who have experienced sexual abuse as children as well as sexual assault as an adult. Sexual assault counseling is often based on the same principles of therapy as PTSD treatment as this type of abuse often results in many symptoms of PTSD. This particular form of counseling focuses on the impact of the experience on concepts such as trust, safety, self-esteem and power and control.

Many adults I work with have struggled with depression at one point or another in their lives. Whether as a chronic condition that’s been with you for as long as you can remember or a period of depression that has been brought on by a particularly difficult experience, the treatment is the same. Depression counseling can be based on the concepts of cognitive behavioral therapy or mindfulness depending on your individual needs and goals.

If you’ve gotten sober and you’re serious about staying that way, I’d love to help you build your plan! Because of my previous experience working at addiction treatment facilities both inpatient and outpatient, I enjoy helping people find sobriety and rebuild a lifestyle to help it last. I offer counseling services to adults who struggle with addiction, however, my services are intended for individuals who have already attained sobriety and are looking for ways to stay that way. We do not provide any detox services or court mandated treatment programs, but specialize in relapse prevention planning.

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