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At Choices, you receive one-on-one individual attention in a small, private practice. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic I now offer online counseling and telehealth services. Currently, this is the best method to continually offer safe and effective treatment for trauma, depression and anxiety. I am here to answer all your questions and help you define and work toward your goals. My aim is to use all my skill and resources to make a permanent difference in your life. The following is a list of my credentials.
Effective and advanced clinical techniques can resolve symptoms related to depression, anxiety and trauma. As we work through the process, you will find your motivation increasing as you gain insight into yourself and your thinking process. You will begin to develop hope when you see a brighter future ahead.
Sleep issues clear up as the underlying causes are reduced, and you become more functional with the right amount of rest. When anxiety, trauma and depressive symptoms decrease you will be more effective at work and within relationships.
If you decide to work on trauma, you will gain long-lasting benefits as you rid yourself of negative memories that have been haunting you for years. This frees your mind to live a life of confidence and optimism. You learn to reflect rather than react, which creates endless benefits in every social situation.
When therapy works, the benefits are hard to measure as your new frame of mind will affect every decision that you make. Take time for your most important organ, your brain. I believe that a strong mental outlook and a healthy attitude can dramatically influence the trajectory of your life.
I got into counseling by accident, or so I thought. In doing my undergrad at UPJ, I started my first semester without deciding on a major field of study, that is until I walked into my first psychology course. It just fit me and my personality. Sure, I have a natural tendency to want to help people, but it's more than that. I love to problem solve and enjoy the process of psychotherapy. Taking someone that walks in off the street and coaching them to wellness is what I thoroughly enjoy. It is amazing to watch the change.
After a few years in the field, I decided to go back for a master's degree. I attended The University of Pittsburgh's Master in Social Work Program and it forever changed my career and life. The skills and experiences at UPJ shaped me and laid a strong foundation for my career.
Your brain has 100 trillion connections. This is important to understand when you're working to unlock the full potential of your mind. Traumatic and toxic situations create an environment in your brain that is not ideal for learning. As you understand how your brain works it functions more efficiently and effectively. I work with the understanding that inside you there's a part that is undamaged and unhurt. As you process through your core issues you become less reactive and better able to logically view situations and adapt to new challenges.
I call mental health issues challenges rather than disorders. The reason why I use this language is because the way you describe something matters. If you categorize mental health challenges as a disorder your more likely to view it as a stigmatizing and difficult to treat issue. It is simply a challenge that you must find a way to work through. Quickly within the first session I will complete the evaluation and come up with specific goals to help move you forward. I've seen everything so I will identify core goals and help you move through them.
I have spent half my life providing mental health services and look forward to spending the rest of it perfecting my craft. Therapy is an art form and when done correctly the results are endless. All the years in school and working in clinical settings has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge that I use to help you. Give me the opportunity to go to work for you. Take advantage of my years of experience to get the most out of life and free your mind to be happy and healthy.
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