I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri . I received Master's degree in general counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a doctorate in counselor education/ marriage and family therapy from St. Louis University. I practice from a convenience model that includes client-centered, cognitive and behavioral therapies which are consistent with Christian values. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship issues and communication issues.
I have four years of experience as a school counselor and director of counseling for a school district in the mid-west. I started a private practice in 1998 and currently work with children, adolescents and their families. I have ten years of experience as a college professor of counseling at several tier one universities.
I have particular experience working with couples helping them to solve communication and intimacy issues. For the past five years I have added older adults to my case-load helping them to use positive life skills to enrich their lives. I think that I can help by providing a listening ear to assist individuals to look at their issues critically and practically. I bring optimism and hope by helping to validate the feelings of individuals that allow me to work with them.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Multicultural Concerns , Prejudice and Discrimination Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
LPC #2015032865 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Vivian has been amazing to work with. She is helping me gain perspective on my life and is really easy to talk to.