- Play Therapy ~ a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges
- Sand Tray Therapy~ is a form of expressive therapy that is sometimes referred to as sandplay
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ~ works well in situations where reasoning skills are developed
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy ~ is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment.
- Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)~ is goal oriented, targeting the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the symptoms or issues that brought someone to therapy. I use this technique to help my clients begin the process of focusing on what could and will be possible in their lives instead of what was.
- Journal/Picture Therapy ~ Writing often illuminates the real issues for the client; for young children describing their thoughts and fears and emotions through drawing serves two purposes: it helps me identify problems and allows the child to release some of the internalized fears and emotions
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy ~ helping clients understand their perceptions and beliefs to assist in decision making skills
- Narrative Therapy ~ helping the client see that the problem is separate from the person; I have found that by objectifying the problem, the client is able to let go of the “feeling/emotion” and begin to analyze his/her own behaviors, values, beliefs and/or ideals that may be contributing to the problem
- Parent Work ~ helping the parent(s) identify his/her own story which is affecting parenting skills
- Possibility Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy ~ helping clients recognize that they have the answer within themselves
- Systems Theory/Therapy ~ in my work with children, I’ve often worked with the entire family; helping families understand the “scripts” and “roles” in the family dynamics begins the process of healthier and more beneficial family interaction and, more importantly, relationships.
- 12 Steps with Christ ~ understanding the 12 guideposts that God gives us to let go of the “things” that are getting in the way of our relationship with Him and others. See this post for more understanding: 12 Steps with Christ for ALL Addictions
After a thorough evaluation, we will decide together which treatment plan best fits you.
First and foremost, I respect others and their religious preferences. I do not ever want to make anyone feel uncomfortable when seeing me. As you have read, I have extensive training in all kinds of therapies and use them as needed with my clients.
I am also a Christian counselor and refer to the bible and the tremendous love of the Holy Trinity to help in the healing process that I believe counseling should be. God has worked in my life in wonderful and amazing ways. I cannot leave Him out of my therapy.
Please let me know if this is NOT something that you are comfortable with and I will send you a link to search for a different therapist. Your comfort is my priority!