Hi, My name is Debbie! Do you ever feel the light has gone out and you are navigating alone and in the dark? Does life seem to have no meaning and purpose? Do you struggle to get out of bed? Has something happened in your life that has caused you to question yourself and everything around you? Find Hope Here – Let’s work together to find a brighter tomorrow. Life can be miserable at times but it shows great insight on your part to reach out for help. By doing this you have completed the first step. Being willing to accept, change, and adapt to your new situation, can be daunting and scary but I want to walk this journey with you. You are worth it and deserve a better life with consistency, growth and a little fun! I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with 13-plus years of phone counseling experience related to grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transition related to postpartum depression, new careers, retirement, divorce, disabilities, and the aging process. Experience also includes building and maintaining relationships in a healthy way. I want to walk this journey with you providing empathy, education, and a non-judgmental safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings. We will move at your pace because we cannot rush grief. Thank you for allowing me to share your life and its many detours.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, you can expect me to ask many questions about you and your most concerning issues and presenting problems. This session will be in a friendly environment where we get to know each other and create a care plan that works for you. Each session will consist of – -What is new in your life – additional stressors -working on your most concerning problem -Assigning homework -What to expect in the next session Some individuals only want Talk Therapy where they need someone to listen and provide a confidential place to vent and air frustrations – Others may want a more structured counseling session using techniques and tools that work for their presenting concern. I offer many forms of counseling that are customized for you.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Tools used in session – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - challenging negative thoughts - homework assignments - teaching people how to better manage their emotions Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - helping people cope with stress and build healthy relationships - regulating their emotions - being self-aware - distress tolerance - mindfulness Solution Focused Brief Theraphy (SFBT) - some clients are looking for only 4 sessions to help with things like test anxiety, mild depression, mild anxiety, how to get along with co-workers Rogerian therapy - Client-focused therapy in a non-judgemental setting
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My strengths as a Counselor are confidentiality, empathy, meeting you where you are in life, and attentive listening – all provided in a nonjudgmental platform. Additionally, embracing those of all cultures, races, and backgrounds is important and exciting to me! My areas of experience consist of but not limited to – - Grief related to many losses we face – death, divorce, a relationship that has ended, loss of job, loss of health, disability, loss of identity - Grief-related losses are my niche. - death, divorce - Anger management - working with those who are challenged with disabilities - postpartum depression - depression/anxiety - how to become a better version of who you are today