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My Story: I am a licensed therapist in the state of Arizona with experience in many different types of struggles. I have my Masters degree in counseling and I am currently finishing up my PhD in psychology. I have worked with many individuals ranging in ages from 5 to 85. My specialties Read more... include anxiety, self-esteem, and relationship/marriage struggles. However, I do believe I am rather diverse and I have had many different experiences with many different struggles. One thing to immediately know about me is that I am extremely passionate about this work and I love counseling. I also love God and I believe that He brings people into our lives to help us along the way. I am very diligent every day in giving it all to Him! I consistently pray for wisdom and guidance from Him, in all that I do here and I believe that nothing comes from me. In my personal relationship with God, I believe that He is full of Grace! I also believe that this is the way he wants us to treat each other, and with that I would consider myself an extremely non-judgemental person. In fact I think we all have our own struggles that we are not meant to walk through alone. You will find that I am very warm, and encouraging as I counsel, and I do my best to be as much like Christ as I can. We all need a safe place to turn to when things are complicated in our lives. I hope that you will trust in me, and in God, to know that this is a very safe place. If you are ready to make a positive and lasting change in your life, or you would just love someone to talk to, I would love to hear from you! I am very passionate about this work and I believe in the purpose that it serves! I can't wait to begin this journey with you and I look forward to hearing from you!
My Story: I am Christian and operate by these values in everything that I do. However, this is not a requirement for those I work with. I have worked with both Christians and non-Christians regarding all kinds of life circumstances and issues. However, if you are Christian, and are searching for counseling, Read more... regardless of your denomination, when last you went to church, your journey of faith, or your current walk with God, we can talk about it and how it relates to what is most important to you.
My Story: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over twelve years of professional counseling experience. I have treated adults and children of all ages and enjoy working with all age groups. My speciality is working with clients that have depression, anxiety, PTSD and past/present trauma. My counseling style is warm, Read more... caring, compassionate, non- judgmental, and genuine. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy and EMDR therapy. I believe that tapping into one's faith is an essential element of healing and I encourage all clients to identify a faith based practice. I am a Christian woman who has a strong root in Christianity. If you are Christian looking for a therapist who can offer support utilizing your Christianity, I can be of service to you. I utilize God's word to help you manifest His glory and power in your life. Life can throw us so many curveballs that can be overwhelming and create additional difficulties. It is my passion to help you not just survive life's difficult circumstances but to thrive in life!
My Story: I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. I've worked with those struggling with severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, divorce, Read more... LGBT issues, parenting problems and serious and/or life threatening illness. Christianity and faith is an intricate part of my own life and believe that it can play a significant role in our emotional health & well-being. My counseling style is client-focused ; I think it's very important to meet the client where they currently are in their journey and work from that point. I am very genuine in my day to day life and bring that trait to each session with the belief that in doing so, the client will feel more at ease with being honest as issues & challenges are being processed. I believe that everyone deserves respect and compassion as well as the opportunity to have added support when needed. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, client centered and rational-emotive counseling techniques. Your treatment plan and the direction of our sessions will be tailored to meet your individual needs. It's not easy asking for help - especially when life is presenting you with more than your share of challenges. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support you. I AM CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING INTERNATIONAL AND OKLAHOMA CLIENTS
My Story: I believe in God and Jesus Christ and believe that we are all children of God. I believe that God loves all his children and wants us to be happy. Through Jesus Christ, I believe that we can find healing and happiness. Providing counseling is a way that I can Read more... assist others to find joy and be able to access the fullness of God's love. I work with people of all Christian faiths, and specialize in anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, grief, loss, and living with chronic illness. I provide therapy that is based in CBT, and use methodology from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I have found success in these methodologies as they provide understanding and context to our thoughts, enable us to understand our emotions, and help us to modify negative and destructive thoughts behaviors. My personal philosophy in incorporating faith into my practice is to understand your relationship with God and Christ, and use that relationship to heal, find strength, and feel the love of God. I believe that if you bring faith into your therapeutic journey and draw upon the healing power of Christ, counseling can be very meaningful and successful. My favorite piece of scripture is from Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
My Story: My name is Kari Whatley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I currently operate a private counseling practice that serves a wide range of clients struggling with depression, anger management, anxiety, relationship/couples issues, and other life challenges. I have a bachelors in Religion and believe that each Read more... person was created with a special purpose and plan for their lives. My approach is to help clients find the tools they need to live the life they are looking for and to heal from hurts and wounds. I believe in concrete, practical solutions for dealing with lifeâ€™s challenges and difficult seasons. I focus on action-oriented therapies that provide measurable improvement and increased self-awareness. I will be systematic and intentional in equipping you with the tools you need to lead a more fulfilling life. It takes courage to seek out changes or support in difficult times, and I applaud each person willing to take those important steps. I believe that each client is the expert on their own life and has the personal insights that they need to make important changes. I have an encouraging counseling style rooted in behavior and reality therapies. My hope is to help equip you with the tools needed to find hope and reach your goals. You can do this! You have already started by making the decision to ask for help. I look forward to working with you and creating a personalized plan for your specific and unique needs.
My Story: Saju Abraham is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. His work experience ranges from adult and adolescent outpatient services, as well as working with hospital based counseling services. Saju has over 5 years of experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, Read more... relationship struggles and various other mental health and emotional challenges. Saju uses a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship, along with a cognitive behavioral approach to allow the client to explore the thought patterns related to the challenging emotions and behaviors. Saju’s counseling philosophy is based on an acknowledgment of the individual’s background and personal beliefs. His expertise allows clients to develop their own perspective of problem solving and empowers them to make the changes needed in order to accomplish their goals. Saju and his wife are blessed with a young daughter and expecting another child later this year!
My Story: I committed my life to Christ at a young age and have continued my walk with Him throughout my life. This life-style has shaped all of my communications to people with whom I interact. In fact, my counseling profession has been built on Romans 12: 2. This Truth indicates that Read more... we are transformed (a work God performs) by the renewing of the mind (a way in which we participate in His work) that leads to a demonstration of Fruit such as love, peace, joy, etc (Galatians 5). I specialize in quickly understanding where a person is and what might best help them resolve personal anxiety, relational problems, and family concerns from a Christian world view. The most effective strategies that I have found to work with believers is clarifying the Truth that leads to right thinking, which facilitates right acting. This is the essence of Christian Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This is also tied directly to our identity in Christ. I incorporate my personal walk with Christ, biblical foundation, and clinical expertise such as the use of CBT into every aspect of my life and counseling with others. This authenticity is what empowers true conviction, thought, and action. It is not just instruction that our Lord gave us, but imparting, which is much deeper and life changing then mere teaching. I know that you and I want to hear "Well done" one day when we are with Him. I use a Christian version of Parent- Adult- Child model (from of understanding and explaining the transition of both parties in the couple relationship and in helping the couple to grasp the roles they have with others in their family. I also integrate materials from some great Christian family advocates like Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, and other ministries to enhance education about family relationships. "Godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6.6). Lets further our Christian journey together. Jim
My Story: I have been fortunate enough to have been raised in the church community since I was a child. However, like most Christians, I have had ups and downs in my walk with Christ and I hope that my experiences can help me help others. I went to college Read more... to become a doctor and it became clear quickly that God had a different plan for me. Through His guidance and grace, I was lead into the counseling ministry at my church. I began to notice that it felt like I was finally using the gifts God has given me. I truly believe that God brought me into this profession and that He guides me to help others on a daily basis. I am thankful for this calling and hope that I can prayerfully be of help and support to you.
My Story: Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for help in their struggles. My approach to counseling is Read more... to focus on you as an individual. Each person I work with has strengths and coping skills he or she has utilized to get through life. Some are good and can be built on and strengthened. Others are ineffective or harmful and can be altered. I approach everyone with a sense of openness, honesty, caring, empathy, and understanding. In therapy, I am supportive, direct, and nonjudgmental. I try to provide practical guidance for the problems my clients are experiencing. My goal is for everyone I work with to have the best quality of life possible, to have the tools to cope with the problems life throws at all of us, and to gain insight into who they are as a unique, special individual. My career has provided me a range of experiences working with challenging populations. I began my career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where I worked with male and female inmates struggling with substance addictions, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, I served as team leader for a crisis response team that provided Psychological First Aid to staff and families following a traumatic incident (such as a natural disaster, assault, riot, or hostage situation). Additionally, my team would provide food and shelter, as needed, for staff and their families in the event of an emergency. In 2010, I transferred to the Veterans' Health Administration. In this position, I work with veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance and other addictions, suicidal ideation, marriage and family problems, and adjusting back to civilian life. For the past five years, I also had a private practice where I worked with members of my community providing psychological assessments for disability claims, vocational rehabilitation, and foster care, as well as counseling. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, meaning I draw from techniques and theories of many different treatment styles. However, my emphasis is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on how the way an individual thinks and what he or she tell themselves impacts their social and emotional functioning. This therapeutic flexibility allows me to customize my approach to the specific needs of a client. This approach also allows me to utilize techniques that are most effective for specific client's situation. I am a Christian and accepted Jesus as my Savior at 13 years old. Both my personal and professional experiences are shaped by my faith, and I utilize Biblical principles regularly in my counseling, even if I do not overtly reference them as such. I believe Biblical principles provide the groundwork for mental health and being content in our lives. The men and women in the Bible have struggled with many of the same issues we have, and we can use their examples to help us in our struggles. I pray daily for all of my clients, and often pray with my believing clients. Licensure and Education: Licensed Psychologist - Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology - University of North Texas Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology - University of North Texas Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
My Story: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I grew up in a Christian home and have attended church all of my life. I remember asking Jesus to Read more... be my Savior one night after coming home from the AWANA program at our church. I was in Cubbies at the time (3&4 year olds). While completing my undergraduate degree at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, I felt called to the ministry and that call was confirmed by several trusted spiritual advisors. I took the first step and changed my major and minor. After graduation, I prayed for further guidance about what direction I should be taking and felt God leading me to enroll in the counseling program at Spring Arbor University. As I was completing my Master’s program, I realized that I wanted to follow in Christ’s footsteps as a healer and counselor (Isaiah 9:6). I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked with members of the military and their families as well. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety and stress management, trauma and abuse, and parenting concerns. My counseling style combines strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals, along with a focus on building resilience, peace, and wholeness. Everyone has strengths and coping skills that they have learned and used throughout their life. Identifying those strengths and coping skills is an important step to building an individual’s or family’s toolbox that can be used to help work through various issues and to increase resilience in that individual or family. Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person, couple or family is something I work towards initially, and throughout therapy, as having a good connection is something I believe helps facilitate effective counseling and ultimately provides the best outcomes. As a therapist, I work diligently to meet each individual where they are at, listen actively and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy. I am supportive, compassionate, and present with individuals during struggles and achievement and progress. I believe that it is important to find the root of problems in order for clients to heal fully and to continue to make progress. I have worked with children, teens and their families since the beginning of my career. During this time, I worked with many different issues and concerns, including trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, autism spectrum concerns, and parenting and relationship issues. I believe that addressing these issues and concerns earlier rather than later, is vitally important for today’s younger generation, because teaching our children and teens health coping skills and reinforcing their strengths will build their resilience and ability to respond to any further struggles or difficult times that will inevitably happen as they enter adulthood. Because my faith is a part of who I am personally, I strive to incorporate my faith into counseling as organically as possible. I listen for Holy Spirit’s guidance on how to move forward with clients and what He would have me say to most effectively have an impact and promote change. I believe hard work, acknowledging Holy Spirit and moving as guided by the Lord are integral to counseling being successful. I love Scripture, but two of my favorite are: Isaiah 9:6 and Proverbs 3:5-7. Isaiah 9:6 is one of my favorites because it sets the biblical example for counseling through Christ. Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams, a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great. The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in many ways— He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Dear Father everlasting, ever-present never-failing, Master of Wholeness, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (The Voice Translation) Proverbs 3:5-7 has been my most favorite passage of Scripture since I was a teen because it talks about trusting God for everything. This is so important in counseling, because only God can truly heal. Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a minute that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore Him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that is wrong. Proverbs 3:5-7 (The Passion Translation) The best way for progress to be made is by working collaboratively on treatment goals and through open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches work best for the person. Collaboration and hard work on both sides of the therapeutic relationship is vitally important to healing. I value each client and empathize with the range of emotions that may be experienced throughout treatment. I believe that everyone has the ability to overcome struggles, both present and past, and heal, but recognize that sometimes having additional support from an objective “outsider” in the form of therapy can allow clients to better identify and use the coping skills and strengths they already possess. You have taken the first step in finding peace, joy, and wholeness and becoming healthy and I am honored to help you in that journey!
My Story: Our faith can be the rock that keeps us grounded no matter how many challenges we experience. It reminds us that we are not alone. That we are loved and that we will find our way. That being said, there are moments when it helps to speak Read more... with someone. To share what is in our heart. To find understanding and support. I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado with over 10 years professional experience helping people. I have successfully worked with Clients to address: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Divorce, Parenting Challenges, Physical and Emotional Trauma, Family Conflict and Communication, Substance Use, etc. I also have a lot of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My counseling style is supportive and goal oriented. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Depending on my clients’ needs, I draw from diverse counseling techniques that can include: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as psychodynamic therapy techniques. Every client is unique, so all counseling is individualized to meet their individual strengths and challenges. At times, we all can find ourselves feeling isolated...alone...without understanding. It can be hard to reach out to someone and seek the support you need. There is hope, though. The support is there for you when you are ready. I look forward to working with you!
My Story: My background and practice philosophy is all detailed elsewhere and certainly is all true, but what's really important is my experience and relationship with Christ and God. I would do no therapy were it not for that b/c I personally would be such a miserable human being that it Read more... wouldn't work. I thank God everyday for the ability and the gift of being able to lay my life at the feet of his Cross. I remember now the time I realized that, through some pretty desolate times when loneliness was the air I breathed, I in truth was NEVER alone. I know now He has always been there listening, understanding, infinitely patient and totally understanding. And if, at times, I don't understand how He can be understanding, it is only because I don't really get Him or could even if I tried ten times harder. He is the love that absorbs it all and stays steadfast... He is the Best Friend who is going nowhere when we know we deserve no such thing, He is the Father who regards us with amusement but patience as we struggle with our egos to be able to see ourselves as better than (fill in the blank). He mourns for our depression, has deep compassion for our pain. And what he never, ever does is leave. He stays with us, there, just for us and He never ever leaves. Who wouldn't want to pray to such? So therapy fits... really, therapy is His work, like everything. Hope I can help if you want to work together.
My Story: I have been a social worker for over ten years. I am an active-duty Navy spouse and Mom and understand the stress involved with living a military life, whether it's deployments or long hours or simply being on-call 24/7. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with spouses Read more... that struggle with the military life, and normalizing some of the problems that arise is very fulfilling. I want to let you know about some of the work that I've done and loved over the last twelve years. I originally started working with high risk children in NC, but this position ended after 10 months as I left the position due to a personal choice to leave the state. Working with high-risk children was a difficult position. The children that I saw were all seen for state mandated therapy in my office and brought by either parents or agency sponsors. I did a lot of art based therapy with these children as I did not get much if any access to the parents for parental guidance. I helped the children work on self-esteem and self reliance in addition to doing regular abuse screenings. Moving forward to 2012-2015....the past three years have been at my private practice. I have worked more with families than children individually. I have worked on developing and maintaining good parenting skills and maintaining good boundaries and limits. Some families really appreciated the "Magic 123"approach. Where others preferred individual plans that worked for their individual families (whether it be a family with a child on the spectrum that required time lines and consistency or twins with ADHD that used behavior modification charts with motivating factors dictating the modifications and of course consistency). From 2015-2017 I was blessed to have obtained a job as the Regional Director of a community center in Jacksonville, NC. I was able to use my skills and experience to supervise young and new Social Workers and LPC's. I was able to network with the local community and grow the small business into a budding program with immense potential. When my family and I left the NC area I was proud to have been a part of this growing community center and knew that I was leaving the families, children, and the community in a healthier place than when I started. I did work for a short period in and inpatient adult psychiatric unit and after only a short time I knew that this was not my calling. After my inpatient high-risk psychiatric experience I went back to my roots which I found while attending Baylor University and working on my MSW. While I was in school was when grief and bereavement became my clinical and academic focus. I have always had a passion for those experiencing loss. My internships were with a local hospice in Mexia, TX and another specialty clinic in Waco, TX that worked exclusively with Alzheimer's patients. I did my master's thesis on Alzheimer's and sensory therapy. Alzheimer's disease is a very difficult disease to help people through because the caregiver and the patient need two totally different things. The caregiver is dealing with premature loss and anticipatory grief while the patient is dealing with reminiscent therapy and often sensory therapy. I moved to Baltimore Maryland and started my work at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center @ Johns Hopkins Hospital and loved every minute I was there in oncology. My specialties were gastro-intestinal cancers and melanoma. I sat weekly on the tumor boards for the weekly reviewed cases and had the privilege of working with the families that were chosen for treatment. I met them on their first day and stayed with these families until death or discharge of treatment. I had the honor to present more than on grand rounds (one on Ethics and the other one "Difficult Families"). Being able to have a part in any of my families journeys was a privilege. These families allowed me to guide them on one of the most personal losses in life the death of a loved one. Grief and bereavement have always been close to me and my practice and I encourage any survivors to thrive not simply survive and am willing to work on that concept with clients. During my private practice work I rely heavily on solution focused approaches and my therapy is very narrative in nature and requires work from not only me, but mostly the client. I do use cognitive behavioral techniques when appropriate, but I am not afraid of delving into any theory or technique that I believe will assist the client. I have surprisingly enjoyed working with couples. Couples (in my experience) tend to have a different kind of motivation for change. They are either more willing to work or they come in already being finished (in which case they don't stay long). I believe in teaching my couples not only how to hear but to listen. Empathy and validation are constant focuses in regards to my couples. As far as my individual work with those experiencing anxiety or depression the idea is to focus more on what is causing the problems/anxieties than it is to focus on the physical aspects of the depression and anxiety. I as the therapist know and can see that you are depressed or anxious, and the physical manifestations that these diagnoses are creating, but my job is to isolate the "why?" and help to work you through the trigger. I do not hesitate to recommend seeing an MD when I recognize that talk-therapy is not where a client needs to start. I love what I do and my job is something that look forward to every day. I would be happy and it would be a privilege to help and assist in any way possible.
My Story: Is you marriage in trouble? Are you missing the intimacy you so desperately desire with your spouse? Are you feeling lost and looking for God's direction for your marriage? As a Pennsylvania Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am passionate about helping couples regain their hope, and seeing individuals Read more... discover their joy! I am here to listen and care, but most importantly to challenge you on how you can grow your relationship with God and rely on the Holy Spirit to bring the hope and healing are seeking. I won't give you the easy answers, and I won't tell you that you can have a new spouse or new life by Friday. I believe that real changes come when we can look in the mirror and see how we need to grow ourselves. Over the past 15 years, I've worked as a Christian counselor with couples, individuals, and families dealing with many different types of issues. I'm currently serving as the Pastor of Marriage and Family for my church where I help people to find their next steps in everything from marital and family struggles to depression and anxiety. I bring a hopeful, compassionate approach leaning intoGod's love and compassion. I look forward to working with you.
My Story: I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.As an RN and a LPC, I have helped many persons with cancer and other life-challenging conditions, Read more... and their families, cope with their illness. I have facilitated support groups for Hospice, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of LGBTQ+), Cancer support, Pet Loss, Career and Compulsive Eating. I co-facilitate ""The Art of Healing" retreats with Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles." I am a Christian and I serve as a Stephen Minister at my church which is Douglas, Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, MI. I am a Contributing Author for Star Nations Magazine and I have been a Contributing Author for a chapter in a book written by Dr. Bernie Siegel entitled, "Faith, Hope & Healing'" which describes my journey with kidney cancer. I recently wrote a chapter in Dr. Siegel's new book, 'Love, Animals and Miracles." The name of the chapter I wrote was "Maltese Miracle" which is a story about my little 5 pound Maltese dog named Bernie.
My Story: Has life worn you down? You’re not alone! Maybe you feel that despite all of your attempts to create the life you really want, you can’t quite get there. Perhaps you continue to struggle with feeling out of control and overwhelmed by your emotions. I’m here to help! I work Read more... to provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to heal hurts, build coping skills, make positive changes, and achieve goals. I’m passionate about helping you create a life worth living! I look forward to getting to know you and providing the support you need. I have been a Christian since age 6 and believe that true healing can only come through the assistance of the Holy Spirit. I have 15 years of experience as a counselor both online and face to face. I have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns including trauma and abuse, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. My approach is generally cognitive-behavioral in nature but I tailor my interventions to your unique style and personality. I have a master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Trinity Seminary. I'm so glad that you've reached out for support! Let's walk beside each other and rely on the love and grace of God to start the healing today!
My Story: Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the state of Florida. He draws on the insights of psychological theory as well as spiritual resources for healing. He believes that by exploring unmet needs from the past, people can develop healthier relationships today. By working through Read more... painful losses and wounds, people can release unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others in order to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. We are hurt in relationships; we are also healed in relationship, and the therapeutic relationship can be a useful resource. Areas of focus include couple, marital, and singlehood issues, family/parenting dynamics and attachment, anxiety, depression, adolescents and young adults, career direction, abuse and trauma, spiritual growth and struggles, gender and sexuality issues, loss and grief, and pornography/addictions. He is a certified Prepare-Enrich Counselor and offers pre-engagement, pre-marital and marital couples counseling, and he is also a certified Family Wellness Instructor. He is a professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the American Association of Christian Counselors. Rich holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and brings an extensive history of experience in spiritually based healing ministry. With over seventeen years of church ministry experience, he has a unique understanding of the needs of families. He also has experience as a youth pastor and teacher and enjoys working with adolescents and young adults in issues relating to identity and spiritual development. He has been married to his wife for over sixteen years and enjoys being a father. Together with his wife, he has led numerous small groups and served on prayer ministry and leadership discernment teams for a number of churches and Christian organizations. This background has given him additional sensitivity to the stresses and demands on those who serve in ministry as well as an ability to work with people who have suffered from spiritual abuse and negative church experiences. Rich’s desire is to partner with Jesus as He binds up the broken-hearted and sets the captives free to love (Luke 4:18). He is grateful for God’s passionate pursuit in his life, and he loves to create a supportive, nonjudgmental space for people to develop a sense of connectedness and discover greater fulfillment in their relationships.
My Story: I was raised in the church from the time I was a child, but over the years I found my own reasons to continue following Christ. I’ve been through some trials and tribulations, and I am able to see how God has held me close through it all. The Read more... relationship that I have with God is something I hope for each and every person. Religion is not the following of the law, but returning to the relationship with God. My hope in Christian therapy is to help each person find their individual relationship with God. One of my favorite scriptures is from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Mexico where I have six years of experience addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, relational and parenting problems, And life transitions. I believe that each person should be treated with respect and I enjoy using humor sensitivity and compassion not only with clients but in daily life as well. My fridge can best be described as a buffet style of CBT, strategic, solutions focused, and experiential. Each of these can be tailored to what the client is needing at any given moment.
My Story: How does our relationship with God effect our lives? Usually it's in a very profound way whether we acknowledge this or not. Gaining perspective on our trials and tribulations helps to strengthen our relationship with God. Brandon offers faith-based perspective which helps clients to articulate what they are feeling and Read more... thinking in a way that reinforces a solid spiritual foundation.
My Story: Hi! My name is Alisha O’Donovan. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New Mexico. As a therapist, my approach to psychotherapy is grounded in a unified approach to the science of clinical psychology that assimilates and Read more... integrates key insights from the major approaches (e.g., CBT, humanistic, integrative) into a more coherent whole. My clinical focus is underpinned by the principles of evidence based practice, whilst emphasizing a collaborative therapeutic relationship as the core vehicle through which to support people to achieve meaningful positive change. I draw most frequently on methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Systemic approaches in supporting clients to effect change. The alliance between client and therapist as a key factor in the therapeutic process. I aim to facilitate a safe and confidential space for self-exploration and change. I like to start off by learning more about you, your strengths, your goals, and any barriers that may be in the way. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder addiction, suicide prevention, stress, LGBT and gender identity concerns, trauma, relationship/intimacy conflicts, self-esteem, and personal exploration. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. If I seem like a good fit for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to hear your story and share in your journey. I look forward to working with you!
My Story: Welcome! I am here to help support you through whatever you are experiencing or going through. I believe that each of us can attain greater health and wholeness by attending to and integrating mind, body and spirit attuning to our faith and building on our unique strengths. I strive Read more... to create a space that is warm, collaborative and inquisitive. I am your ally and facilitator in this process, helping you navigate through this difficult time. We will explore your feelings and look at all facets of your life to find a resolution and achieve your goals. I have particular experience and interest in issues related to depression, anxiety, anger management, finding meaning and purpose in life and work, personal empowerment, making change or negotiating life’s unexpected transitions, improving the quality of relationships and enhancing self-esteem. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
My Story: I am a holistic counselor who focuses on all aspects of the body, spirit and mind and what is necessary to maintain a balance there. I've been in the counseling field for 15 years and I have been a licensed counselor for the past 7 years. I have worked in Read more... all aspects of the counseling field including inpatient treatment centers, Assertive Community treatment teams, and Community Health as well as in Primary Care Medical Offices and now Private Practice. I graduated from Liberty University where faith based counseling is incorporated in all aspects of our training. I believe that each of these steps in my career built a small part of what I now use to make sure that I am treating the whole person rather than just pieces of a person when they walk in my door. Our walk with God is a marathon not a sprint, so each problem, issues or obstacle that we may give is part of our journey but does not stop is from running the race. The closer we are with God during the times the more we are able to quiet our mind and listen for him. I have been nominated for NC Counselor of the year on 2016 and 2017 and was voted one of Brunswick County Top 10 Young Professionals in 2016. I am the leading referral source for many local attorney and judges due to my history in the course system in high conflict divorce. I am currently a qualified expert witness for North Carolina District and Superior Courts. I use different approaches tailored to the individual to assist them in meeting their goals on therapy while maintaining a comfortable relaxed setting to do so.
My Story: I gave my life to Christ thirty years ago. What an adventure! Even though I didn't always get "it" right, He continued to show Himself loving and present. Through a chronic pain condition that doctors said had no cause and no cure, today i am pain-free. He is Read more... Jehovah Rapha, my healer. Through financial struggles and challenges, today I prosper. He is Jehovah Jireh, my provider. He is a very present help in time of trouble. My favorite scripture is Mark 11: 22-24. It reminds me that there is nothing that is impossible. Even the highest mountain from your past can be leveled by the Word of God. I became a therapist because my gifts lie in healing and teaching. How better to combine them than through therapy? i have the privilege of helping my clients heal spiritually, emotionally and mentally while sharing knowledge and know-how. I help them find solutions that work for them and open new understanding and perspectives. My therapeutic approach is primarily CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy. The Word says, "as a man thinketh, so is he." I believe that we can change our lives by changing our thoughts. And we decide what we believe and what we think. I also believe that we are three-part beings. We are spirit, we live in a body and we have a soul. I use the Emotional Freedom Technique, or Tapping, with my clients to make change easier and faster on all levels. I specialize in helping my clients with Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Health Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Stress, Women's Issues, Women's Health Issues, Co-Dependence, Peak Performance, Entrepreneurial Success, and Personal Development. My faith allows me to stand for my clients' best while helping them find it for themselves. I get to hold the space for their greatness to emerge and for them to come into the knowledge of who they are in Christ. What a blessing! All it takes is a willingness. Work with me and be willing to explore and be open to the possibility that there is more in Him for you.
My Story: With over 17 years of extensive experience, I am board certified, (nationally and internationally), licensed professional counselor (LPC, Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas), Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky; Licence Independent Mental Health Practioner (LIMHP, Nebraska); Licence Clinical Professional (Montana LIC# BBH-LCPC-LIC-31419); and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider Read more... (BC-TMH); and License Associate sex offender provider (LASOP). I have three master’s degrees (Professional Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Christian Counseling,). I am a Doctoral Candidate (APA Accredited) in Clinical, Health, forensic, and Neuropsychology, and have been inducted into the Psi Chi international honor society in psychology, and the Pi Lambda Theta honor society in education. I have sinned and fell short of the Glory of God. However, I discovered freedom through Jesus Christ and became a new creation. I enjoy true happiness and genuine success by daily applying the Word of God to every area of my life. This liberty has fueled a desire within me to help others experience the same through Christian Clinical Counseling approaches that not only provides insight into one’s struggles but also gives hope and builds faith that God will heal every broken area of their lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. God has blessed me with a heart of restoration and purposed me to become a national board certified, distance credentialed, certified clinical mental health (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas and The Bahamas, and a board certified, distance credentialed, I have three master’s degrees (Professional Counseling, Clinical Psychology, and Christian Counseling,) and have been inducted into the Psi Chi international honor society in psychology, and the Pi Lambda Theta honor society in education. With over 17 years of extensive experience, I am board certified, (nationally and internationally), licensed professional counselor in Texas and The Bahamas, and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). I am a Doctoral Candidate (APA Accredited) in Clinical, Health, forensic, and Neuropsychology. With God’s gift of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, I integrate spirituality together with psychological and behavioral sciences which has allowed me to work successfully with individuals, couples, groups, and families with a broad range of concerns including parenting problems, addiction, career challenges, depression, divorce, domestic abuse, and eating disorders. I have also worked with persons coping with illness, grief, loss, family conflict, pre-marital concerns, anxiety, infidelity, OCD, men’s issues, sexual abuse, spirituality, suicidal ideation, PTSD, weight loss, women’s issues, relationship issues, and panic attacks. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is God-centered, warm and interactive. I show empathy and believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is integrative, so it combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, motivational, rational emotive counseling, smart recovery, and positive psychology. I will allow God to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and will do my best to assist you in achieving freedom to live victoriously and experience complete healing in and through, Jesus Christ. It is commendable and takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change and transformation through Jesus Christ. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to assist I look forward to working with you!
My Story: Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting to strengthen their relationship/marriage. I have experience working with Read more... clients navigating the single life, in relationships, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. I am also experienced dealing with depression and trying new ways to help manage symptoms and learning new coping skills. I also counsel in other areas including Christian counseling, women concerns, parenting concerns, career, and LGBTQ. My counseling style is solution-focused. The focus of our sessions will be the specific and current situation. Focusing on the coping skills already possessed by the client and teaching new coping skills. My approach is also person-centered since the client is the expert on their life. The focus of counseling follows the message of the Serenity Prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." I look forward to helping you courageously change the things you can and accept everything else. Fear Not . . . GOD Has A Plan.
My Story: Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and certified Trauma-Informed Care therapist. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from The Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2014. I have a total of 8 years counseling experience and have worked Read more... with children, adolescent and adults. I have also worked in a private practice setting helping individuals and families with issues related to depression, anxiety, life changes, coping with grief, addiction, anger management and self-esteem. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psycho-education, solution focus, and psycho-dynamic. I understand that sometimes all a person needs is an active ear, but also quick and useful solutions to problematic symptoms or issues. I will create a balance within my counseling style based on your particular needs and preferences. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I have been fortunate to have been a non-denominational Christian and I incorporate Christianity into my therapy sessions. I look forward to working with other Christians to live the life God intended!
My Story: Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Massachusetts with over 10 years in the field and have worked with a wide range of clients including those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, life threatening illness, relationship issues (family, friendship, couples, etc), stress, parenting concerns, life stage transitions, trauma and Read more... abuse, grief and loss, and infertility and pregnancy. I have coached many people through their processes of individual growth and who are looking to create a better life space for themselves. As a Roman Catholic, I have always been drawn to the life of Mother Teresa. I have tried to live my life holding onto her words. I teach the same and feel kindness is at the core of our existence. I have always cared about those less fortunate and "rooted for the underdog" so to speak. As my desire to help others in more ways grew, I felt Social Work become my calling. My counseling style is kind, interactive, and down to earth. I have a fluid approach catered to your needs taking from humanistic theories, system and strength based theories, and using mindfulness and traditional talk therapy. I work with your wishes and desires for treatment while making sure we have a plan for change and growth because I know your time and efforts are valuable. My experience has allowed me to work across the United States as well as internationally and with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, diagnoses, socioeconomic classes and the barriers that come with each. At my core, I believe in treating everyone with empathy, kindness, and compassion and that my faith is my guide. I am grateful you are here looking and hope to be the best fit for you!
My Story: Hello, Let me introduce myself, my name is Richard Orona, and I can help you obtain the changes you are looking to make. My belief in Christianity grounds me personally and professionally. The teachings of Christ are as practical and insightful today as they were two thousand years ago. Read more... I think that the shared beliefs between a client and a therapist can assist the counseling process and help problem solve using the lessons presented by Scripture. I have been able to see success in my counseling practice with individuals, families and couples. (Please read the reviews of clients that I have worked with here on this site). I have always enjoyed the process of counseling and the opportunity to help people enhance their lives. I am committed to providing proven and research based counseling services for a wide range of concerns and problems. I have successfully helped people cope with depression, stress and anxiety, pornography addiction, relationship issues and methods to improve self-esteem. My approach incorporates assessing the concern and locating practical strategies to resolve the issue set within God's truth and message for our lives. I am focused on helping the client adopt skills for self-development and maintaining success. I have earned a Master's of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master's of Science in Psychology with a specialty in Behavioral Medicine.
My Story: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, where I received a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Texas Pan American. I have been working in an outpatient counseling setting for over 13 years and have gained experience in working with children & adults Read more... from ages ranging from 6 to 60. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, poor self-esteem, cognitive deficits, and brain injuries. I help my clients manage these areas and find coping strategies that suit their individual needs. My style of counseling is encouraging and optimistic as I strive to empower my clients with belief in themselves so that they take responsibility and initiative to overcome hardships and begin living life to the fullest. I incorporate Cognitive behavioral, Reality, Existential, Client-Centered approaches, along with Biblical scriptures and how we can learn to apply them to our current situations. One of my favorite scriptures I incorporate in therapy is Philippians 4:6-7. Understanding that we can give all that matters to us, including things that may overwhelm us at times, to our Father and that we enjoy the peace that guards us—that’s something to praise him for. I personally received Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was a young teenager and have been living for God as an adult. He has been a blessing to me. He is my Provider, my Comforter, and my Source for everything I need. I am active in my local church where I am part of the praise and worship team. I play acoustic guitar and sing on the team. I come from a large family and have been blessed to have a good relationship with all of my siblings and my parents. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you and help you find the best way to better cope and manage whatever may be going on in your life.