I'm so glad that this website has led you to this profile so I can say CONGRATS on taking the first step towards mental health counseling.
I am a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have been working in this field for 5 years. I have provided counseling in a variety of settings that include community health centers, juvenile detentions, county jail, and currently work as a full-time crisis clinician for a community service board. Through these settings I have had the opportunity to work with many conditions like ADHD, ODD, many personality disorders, PTSD but mostly Major Depression Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar and addiction.
I believe that everyone has a story. I believe that everyone has the right to tell that story, their worries, desires, and goals in a supportive, unbiased environment. I strongly believe in client-driven therapy and would be honored to be a support that you have available on your journey. Due to this, I stand behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution -Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapies.
The best part about mental health concerns/addiction is that recovery exists. You are the driver to that recovery and you are at the beginning of that road. I can help you identify barriers and help you explore coping skills and other resources to be successful in mental health recovery or your goals.
*LGBT Knowledgeable and Affirmative
**I am also a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) who believes that physical movement can improve our mood and overall emotional wellness. I have had great success with individuals in my practice who have added movement into their treatment plan. (This option is also available using this platform only if it is something you would be interested in. To be clear, I believe in body-positivity and measure success by gauging how we feel, not how we look or what we weigh.)