I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I started out 20 years ago working with the elderly and disabled. I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend 15 years working with hospice and home health patients and their families, to address emotional needs and provide grief counseling and support. It was through these experiences that I learned the need for compassion and support in the community. The last five years I have focused in on clinical counseling in nursing homes, schools, and now with persons of all ages in outpatient therapy, including Christian counseling. I have found that working with client's of a similar faith and spirituality is very beneficial in the therapy process.
During my time in the mental health field I am still surprised at the number of people who tell me they have no one in their lives to just listen to their concerns and feelings. My approach is to try to meet my clients where they are at. I like to move at a pace that best fits individual situations, needs, and comfort level. I feel that providing spiritual and emotional support combined with learning coping techniques, is what makes therapy truly helpful.
I’m very glad that I have been led to now work specifically in the area of mental health wellness. It has been the most satisfying work I have ever done, whether it is with children, teens, adults, or elderly persons. I enjoy working with others, problem solving, giving spiritual and emotional support, and being the one to provide a listening ear.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW10067 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
We have only had a few sessions together, but so far it has been helpful and I appreciate the worksheets, articles, and ideas she sends my way to help me through some of my challenges