A Note About Counseling...
Many people hesitate to see a counselor because they have never done so before, or it’s not in their family culture, or because of shame, or they feel that no one can understand their particular set of circumstances. Others may feel that the issues they struggle with are not "serious" enough to seek professional help. Still others may view therapy as a sign of weakness or personal failure. Sadly, all too often such mistaken beliefs prevent people from taking positive action to improve their emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Seeking counseling is a sign of strength, not weakness.
It is a signal that we have made a decision to take control of issues or problems in our lives, rather than letting them control us.
Working with a therapist can be a great way to gain new perspectives, explore new options and solutions that may have eluded us, and find ways of getting "unstuck" from situations in which we may have felt helpless.
Getting Therapy can save you from a world of hurt
The therapeutic environment gives us an opportunity
to be ourselves, in privacy, without judgment or ridicule.
It allows us to discuss what troubles us honestly, openly,
and confidentially. I view counseling as a collaboration
between the two of us to understand issues, clarify
thoughts and feelings, establish goals, and find ways to
achieve a better quality of life.
No problem is too small or too unique for an individual to potentially benefit from counseling.
If it troubles you, it is worth calling me for help.
I can help you, you are not alone.
Clinical Counseling Overview
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5-TR, conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention include mental disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, medication-induced movement disorders and other adverse effects of medication. Also of clinical attention could be obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, feeding and eating disorders, elimination disordersm substance-related and addictive diorders, neurocognitive disorders, personality disorders, disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders, sexual dysfuctions, depressive disorders, bipolar and related disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.
At the Women's Counselor, I concentrate on the following services:
Counseling Services Provided
- Assertiveness and empowerment training
- Career Counseling
- Caregivers issues
- Daughter-parent misunderstandings
- Depression and Anxiety
- Domestic Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Fertility and childbirth difficulties
- Grief and Loss
- Medical problems unique to women
- Menstruation and Menopause issues
- Motherhood difficulties
- Parental Support
- Pre and post medical procedure counseling
- Pregnancy complications
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Stress Removal
- Trauma and Abuse
- Wife challenges
- Work/Life Balance
Women live under the tremendous pressure of being the perfect woman. We are told that being a woman means being strong, confident, independent, a good provider, stylish, fit, the perfect wife, mother, daughter, and friend -- and not letting anything or anyone affect your progress. This only reinforces the walls that women build to isolate themselves and perpetuate their silence.