Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
— Shannon L. Alder

     I view therapy as a collaborative process between the client and the therapist where both are equally invested in the change process. As with most change, there are times when it may be uncomfortable. However, it is in that discomfort that we discover new things about ourselves and are able to obtain the life we really want.

      Therapy is not a one size fit all process. It takes courage to look in the mirror and not only decide what you want for yourself, but to take action to achieve it. We will work together to determine what your needs are and what works best for you. Since we do not develop in a "bubble", therapy is also offered with your significant other and family members.

Please explore these pages for additional information and know that an initial assessment is available to help determine what may be in your best interest. 

What can I expect at my first appointment?

In the first appointment, you can expect to complete a couple of forms that help inform you of the therapy process, including your rights to privacy. This first appointment functions more like an assessment. I gather relevant information about your life experiences that help me to better understand what has brought you in for counseling. Towards the end of the session we will begin to discuss what you are looking to gain from counseling and how we can achieve those goals. The course of counseling is an ongoing assessment to determine what approaches are working best for you and how we are doing in meeting your goals. My aim isn't to keep you in counseling for the rest of your life; it's to work with you until you feel self-sufficient to take on life's challenges. 

Ready for a Change? 

Call my confidential line 224-325-4513 to schedule your appointment or send me a message in the form below so we can set up that time for yourself. 

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