Authentic Counseling Services- Richard Turnham, LPC-S, LADC-S
(Offers Online Therapy)
Getting help and getting better is not as hard as people think. Gaining new perspectives, identifying patterns, thinking strategically, taking new actions. These are things anyone can do and when you do them, they way you feel begins to change dramatically. As you begin to notice this change, momentum is gained and the progress happens faster and faster. Beliefs in who you are and what life means becomes much more positive and well. The hard parts of life become a valuable experience and you feel in control of your responses instead of just reacting as if life is just happening to you and you are not able to manage it all. Anxiety, fear, worry, and stress are such a common part of most of our lives in one way or another. Whether it is anxiety resulting in other problems to deal with anxiety (addictions, relationships, health problems, etc.) or issues causing anxiety (past trauma, unhealthy thinking patterns, etc.) most of us are struggling. The good news is, through therapy, these issues can be addressed and you can learn ways to cope with this. I love working with anxiety and all the issues resulting from it or leading to it! Anxiety does not have to run your life.
I am a Christian, but enjoy working with people of any spiritual beliefs or absence of spiritual beliefs. I have been married 11 years and have an 9 year old boy and 4 year old girl. My primary focus is on addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, codependency, boundaries, and grief. My goal is to meet you where you are with unconditional positive regard. I want to work towards understanding you and help you understand yourself. We are all shaped by life and it really helps to understand ourselves. With this understanding we can identify the origin of issues, how they developed, and what effect they have in your life currently. From that solid base we can untangle core beliefs, challenge negative thoughts/emotions, rewrite personal narratives, build on strengths, learn new coping strategies, work towards knowing purpose, and experience fulfillment in life. This safe, non-judgmental relationship will be life changing as we embark on a journey together.