As a wife and mother of three, I know how difficult life can be for parents and their children these days. The challenges can be overwhelming, and keeping your head above water can feel like a daily task. When life makes you feel this way, it begins to impact other areas of your life negatively. The transition for many women from wife to mother or working mom to stay-at-home mom or vice versa can make any woman anxious and cause negative feelings towards themselves, their spouse, and even their children. These feelings can be worked through but need to be addressed before they deteriorate the marriage and family unit. I have many clients who are parents of teens or college-age children, and I understand that the academic pressures can compound with everyday stressors leading to strained relationships. These stressors are often challenging to manage, but with understanding and guidance, families can move past them successfully and become closer.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I began my career working with victims of trauma and continued to help those who have experienced difficulty in their lives due to trauma. I have also worked within several agencies with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and other severe issues, such as BiPolar disorder, ADHD, and court-ordered reunification therapy through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. My experience also includes play therapy with children, including behavioral issues such as anger management, test anxiety, physical/sexual abuse, and depression. I am a very active member of our community with several charities and nonprofit organizations. Because of this, I have had the opportunity to life coach executives and other high-profile clients who need help balancing their demanding lives.