I try to create a non-judgemental, empathetic environment so that my clients feel safe to explore issues, learn, and grow.
Counselor in Vestavia Hills, AL
Supervised by Adam Calvert LPC-S, CSAT-S
I am currently working toward full certification in Sex addiction (CSAT-candidate). Any type of sexual issues can be very damaging in every aspect of a person's life- work, interpersonal relationships, intimate relationships, financial, etc. I help Clients work toward healthy sexual behaviors.
I feel that this in an under-served population especially when it comes to people with illnesses that aren't readily understood. Some of these are autoimmune, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue (CFS/ME), and dysautonomia as well as others. I help Clients learn how to handle invalidation, how to advocate for themself and communicate their needs, learn to manage the grief of lost health, anxiety and fear and more.
Anxiety is prevalent in today's society. I believe that part of being healthy as a whole, means that anxiety must be managed. Anxiety causes harmful chemicals to be released in the body and this can lead to physical illness. I help Clients learn how to manage their anxiety by exploring calming techniques and coping skills.
My background is strong in CBT and it is useful for many different issues. Examining how thoughts, feelings, and behavior are intertwined can be helpful when Clients want to make changes.
I offer walk-and-talk therapy sessions in beautiful environments. I believe that nature has calming benefits and moving the body while talking about difficult topics can help with anxiety.