I view counseling as a relatively short-term, collaborative effort, although I will continue sessions as long as we deem necessary. I believe that in order to reap any benefits from our time together, you must be committed and active. As your counselor, I can only support, educate, and encourage you. You will have to put forth effort in homework assignments, including special exercises or journal writing, for example. Some changes will come more quickly than others, which may require more effort.
Many of us struggle as Christians to mesh our life choices to our biblical beliefs. While I am not a biblical expert, I am a lifelong Christian and can help you work through your issues while adding a Christian perspective. If we put our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the forefront of all we do, we cannot fail.
I subscribe primarily to “Person-Centered Therapy” developed by Dr. Carl Rogers and “Reality Therapy” formulated by Dr. William Glasser. Relying heavily on the methods and techniques form these two theories, I will help you feel more comfortable with the idea of self-exploration. This will enable you to meet your needs in a more effective manner by understanding the consequences of the choices you make.
Together, we will identify your goals, the time commitment involved in reaching these goals, the risks and benefits of counseling, and the approaches used in reaching your goals. We will also develop a plan that will be evaluated periodically. If the progress towards these goals is less than satisfactory, we will revise our treatment plan.
Although our sessions may be both emotionally and psychologically intimate, it is important for you to understand that the relationship between us is not personal, but strictly professional. In order for you to best address your concerns, it is better for our relationship to reach no further than the confines of our counseling sessions. Even though you may learn a lot about me through my own disclosure, you need to remain aware that you are experiencing me only in my professional role.
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
LPC #14606 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
I must admit I was skeptical at first about online counseling, having always seen someone in person. Oh my, it is Awesome!! And my counselor, Patricia, is Amazing!!!! Unbelievable how much help I’ve gotten from her in such short time!!!!!! I find it’s beneficial to me too that I can just write my thoughts to her, rather than write notes to meeting in person where I would get sidetracked. I highly recommend!!!