Working With Me
Choosing a therapist is an important decision, maybe even one that’s life-changing. You’re looking for someone who’s really going to get it; someone who understands what you’re saying, even when you’re struggling to find the words. This is hard enough to talk about, you can hardly bear the thought of trying to explain it. You need compassion, but you also need clarity. You’re looking for a guide to walk you through the process of making your upside-down world right-side up again.
I am a truth-teller and I like to think of my style as a “tough love” approach to counseling. Empathy is foundational to everything I do. I won’t make assumptions about who you are or what you’re going through. I take the time to really get to know you, without any judgment or shame. From that foundation, I’m going to encourage and challenge you. The way I see it, you’re not looking for a place to complain about your problems, you’re looking for a place to change them! People who work with me are able to clarify what they want and develop the courage to go after it.
Intimacy, Addiction, Betrayal, Conflict, and Codependency
Intimate relationships are the center of our lives. As a wife and mom, a daughter and sister, I know the challenges of living out these various, sometimes competing, roles. As a recovering people pleaser, I get how stressful it is to balance home, career, friendships, and life goals. And it’s even harder when things aren’t going well or the way you thought they would.
As a therapist, I have seen the pain of deception, betrayal, secrets, infidelity, marital conflict, and codependency. I specialize in helping couples overcome their conflict and disconnection so they can grow as both lovers and friends. I help men and women struggling with porn or sex addiction find freedom from compulsive, destructive behaviors and reclaim a healthy sexuality. I guide couples through healing the pain of infidelity and the trauma of betrayal.
My Core Belief
As a Christian therapist, I believe that we are made in the image of God and that God has given us free will and the dignity of choice. While I don’t bring my faith into my work (unless you desire it), it does shape the way I treat people. As a follower of Jesus, I hold dear the words of my college roommate who said, “Jesus always treated people with dignity because He was their dignity.” This is what therapy is about and why I created Clear Choice Counseling.
When you choose to work with me, my hope is that you’ll
- feel understood and accepted for who you are, as you are
- have a safe place to get really clear about your own values, even if they diverge from what you once believed
- develop the courage to make choices that align with those values
- become resilient when new challenges come your way
If you’re tired of feeling disconnected, stuck, overwhelmed, and ashamed, now is the time to take action. Call me today to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.