INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Therapy is successful to the extent it can help you change the
neurological
circuits in your brain and develop new neurological pathways in your brain,
so you can embrace life to the fullest

Your experience of reality -  no matter how traumatic it may feel to you at this moment -  is determined by how your brain is organized neurologically.  Neuroscience has changed its views on the root causes of unhappiness and dissatisfaction.  The brain can and does change.   This is good news for people who experience extreme distress and spend days cycling in deeply embedded behaviors and unwanted emotions.

Your neurological structure, the framework through which you perceive and experience what you label "reality", can change more easily than previously expected.  Every "real" physical experience, how you act, feel, think and physically respond, has a neurological program in place at its source that is flexible.  Despite the fact that experiences can change, people habitually react to their internal experience as though it is a solid unchangeable reality.

You have a choice to hold your current reality in place, by believing it is solid and unchangeable, and validating it as "real" with the intensity and depth of your feelings.   Or, you can choose to courageously move outside the box of your limited experience, no matter how real it feels to you, and into new territory with more and opportunities.
 

Albert Einstein so wisely declared,  "The problems that exist in the world cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."   To have a new experience, a new mental framework is needed, new questions must be asked, a new story must be told, new thoughts must be contemplated, a new belief structure put in place and new neurological pathways formed.  When you focus on creating what you want to experience, new pathways organize, the biochemistry and neurotransmitters change, and old, unwanted patterns are replaced with a new way of experiencing life.

Understanding the neurology of both functional and dysfunctional patterns, you can resolve crisis, alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve your well being so you can live a more fulfilling life. 

 

DURING SESSIONS YOU CAN GAIN SKILLS AND PERSPECTIVES NEEDED TO:.

 

  Leave the residue of the past behind.

 Untangle from long-standing unhealthy habits.

  Make effective choices where you thought there were none

  Step into your potential instead of losing a bit of who you are everyday.

 

IN COUNSELING YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

 

  Stop being controlled externally.

  Learn what to do with overwhelming and immobilizing emotions.

  Remain steadfast in what you know to be true, independent of circumstances and the opinions of others.

 

YOU WILL BE INVITED TO:

 

  Reorient yourself as the artist of your own life experiences.

  Reorient yourself as the artist of your own life experiences.

  Connect with a natural inspiration and motivation that originates from within you.

NEUROFEEDBACK: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BRAIN REGULATION

Neurofeedback brain exercises are made available during sessions so you can observe and experience the effects of a more regulated and balanced brain.  While actively counseling, you will have the opportunity to passively experience neurofeedback exercises.   You may be more relaxed and focused when your brain is in an optimal state. You may experience a change in your physiology, emotions and thoughts.  This may be just the impetus you need to recognize the truth that you are not doomed to continue with the same experiences you have had your whole life.   You will have the opportunity to observe that what you thought of as "reality" can change.  You may begin to believe that lasting change is possible when you approach therapy from a neuroscience point of view. 

More information about Neurofeedback can be found at www.EEGInfo.com.

HIGHLIGHTS OF MY AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE

I am a generalist. I hold a wide array of knowledge in many related fields, centering around the neurosciences, behavior change, health and healing and this adds a unique dimension to the counseling process.  It is important to me that clients learn how to have more choice, creativity and consciousness, independent of their particular diagnosis or challenging situation.  I help clients navigate through rough times and orient themselves to healing.    I intend to assure clients are supported holistically by connecting them with other professionals and resources as needed. 


The following populations have been helped by my work:
 

Children

Adults

Pre-Teens

Retiring Adults

Adolescents

Aging Adults

Young Adults

 

 
I can help with these stressors or during these times of transition:
 

Head Injury; Accidents

Health Concerns, Illness

Career Concerns, Job Stress, Loss of Job

Death and Dying

Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, Infertility

Grief & Loss

Divorce, Divorce Adjustment

Domestic Violence

Pre-Marital, Marital, Relationship Concerns

Family Dysfunction

Dysfunctional relationships

Mediation, Conflict Resolution

Gay/Lesbian/Transgender Issues

Financial Concerns

Women's Issues; Men's Issues

Sexual Abuse

Spiritual Crises

Home Organization Concerns; Hoarding

Gender Identity Issues

Post Traumatic Stress

Chronic Pain

Weight Management


I can help those who experience these symptoms:
 

Feeling Stuck, Hopeless

Sleep Disorders

Depression, Mood Disorders

Suicidal Thoughts, Behaviors; Self-Harm

Anxiety, Panic Attacks; Social Anxiety

Obsessive Negative Thoughts & Worries

Obsessions, Compulsions

Communication Problems

Anger, Rage

Codependency

Low Self-Esteem, Lack of Confidence

Loss of Meaning in Life

Repetitive memories

Isolation

Addictions: Relationship, Drug, Alcohol, Internet, Gaming; Sex

Loss of control, helpless

Children, Adolescent & Family Counseling

Children with anxiety, depression, academic and school problems, acting out behaviors, bullying problems, those on the Spectrum and those with a diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, and SPD and Developmental Challenges, as well as those with other health concerns and sleep problems, have benefitted from my work.  Children of all ages will have their physical, behavioral, emotional and social concerns addressed.

Parents need help with the stress of challenging children as well as normal support in the role as parent.  Changes are encouraged in the whole family culture to resolve challenging relationship dynamics and support you and your children through difficult stages of life. 

By getting support at critical times, you give your children the opportunity to learn skills and perspectives that will help them for the rest of their lives. Children can be brought to a more conscious place where they will make choices they can be proud of making.  No matter how young, children can learn skills to help them be in charge of their own experiences.  They can easily adapt to a new frame of reference and can find success in getting themselves to change their own behavior.

Pre-teens are challenged with understanding themselves as they relate to family and peers.  They can  find a way to express themselves as unique and different while they still honor the adults in their lives. Building communication with parents is essential at this stage.

Teenagers who are challenged with health concerns, abuse, depression, suicidal tendencies, drug and alcohol problems, social concerns, bullying, challenges in family relationships and peer and school concerns can find a reason to live, a purpose in life, a direction and a focus.  Skill building is necessary to build a sense of self and find ways to creatively express this self.  Children of all ages will be helped to find a way to make sense of the world, and develop an integrated model of reality where they can be resourceful and creative.