Many people feel like depression, anxiety, and substance use are things that we should be able to control. Like it’s a light switch that we can just flip on and off. This is not the case for most of us. If you truly have a mental health or substance use disorder it is not that easy to just feel better. Sometimes we can’t manage life on our own. We need to reach out for help. If you feel like you are exhausted from having tried over and over again to be satisfied with life, you are in the right place!
Heal. Grow. Recover.
Counseling is a very effective way to treat mental health and substance use problems. Some benefits you will get from working with me include: exploration of values, meaning, and purpose; growth and change towards a more fulfilling life; healthy ways to cope with challenging times; insight into “who you are” and how past relationships have impacted you; identification of unhealthy patterns and how to change them; reduction of the emotional and physical impact of traumatic experiences; improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders; and learning how to live life without or with less dependence on drugs and alcohol.
I am the right therapist for you if:
- You want to reduce or stop using alcohol or drugs
- You are in recovery from a substance use disorder
- You are experiencing anxiety that you are not able to control
- You have been suffering from depression that just will not go away
- You would like to use EMDR to treat PTSD or current symptoms of a traumatic experience
- You need to get counseling by telehealth/online so that you don’t have to leave your home
Places to Get Started
The moment I decided I wanted to be a therapist, I was sitting in a group at an inpatient substance use treatment center. It was there that I received help for my 11-year alcohol and drug addiction. I had tried quitting hundreds of times, but somehow knew that this time was it. Something inside me decided that I deserved better. I decided that I was the only one who had the power to choose what my life was going to look like. I was going to do whatever it took to remain sober. Everything in my life changed. I felt like it was a miracle that I could recover from something that had control over me for so long. I wanted to share this with others and help them realize that it is possible to get better.