Fayetteville, AR + virtual
People come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons. Many seek the help of a professional when they are experiencing some kind of challenge or crisis, such as a difficult transition, relationship problem, grief or loss, anxiety, depression or in response to a traumatic event. Others seek relief from suffering or for help resolving a persistent problem. Others still are struggling with accepting an aspect of their life or a situation that they are having a hard time tolerating.
Some clients come to therapy not from a place of suffering, but as a means of wanting to get more from their lives such as for personal growth, enhancing relationships or just to have an ongoing place to "check in" and process the stressors of daily life; to seek a deeper understanding of life's experiences.
Whatever it is that brings you to seek counseling or psychotherapy, you can expect that I will provide you with compassion, respect and understanding. I will provide perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and to help you increase awareness of your feeling and of your choices. I will assess your situation and we will formulate a plan for helping you cope with, accept, get relief from or resolve your situation.
Counseling may be short term in nature, focusing on a particular issue, or it may be longer term to explore more complex issues or patterns or to dig a little deeper or for ongoing personal growth work. It is common to schedule a series of regular, often weekly sessions.
My particular areas of expertise include:
- Depression and mood disorders
- Relationship issues
- Job stress
- Women's issues
- Spiritual emergence
- Psychedelic Integration
- Stress management
- Transitions (empty nest, college age transitions, divorce / remarriage, aging, becoming parents, retirement etc.)
- GLBT issues and sexuality.
I consider myself an integrative an eclectic therapist, drawing from different schools of thoughts and treatment modalities.
I most closely identify with the following schools of thought, treatment methods and modalities:
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
- Solution Focused counseling
- Object Relations
I work with adult individuals and couples.
I can provide services via phone or video conference for established clients who reside in Arkansas or California.