Choosing the right counselor is important and taking the first step toward healing and growth can be anxiety-inducing all on its own. As your Licensed Professional Counselor, I can offer this promise: I will listen with empathy and compassion, explain the whys and hows of various therapy interventions, and empower you with meaningful tools at every step of your journey toward stronger emotional health.
Most therapists pursue counseling because of their gifts, but also because of their experiences. Mine have taught me what works and what doesn’t. I’ve personally experienced anxiety, grief, divorce, and infertility and so I have a heart for helping others with these challenges. I’ve watched loved ones endure trauma and PTSD and so pursued specialized training as a EMDR counselor. I’ve received the therapy myself to understand how it feels for my clients and to confirm its effectiveness in resolving my own issues.
As an ADHD patient myself, I am very in tune to seeing it in others, including children, adolescents, and adults who have not been diagnosed.
Counselors and ministers who counsel others need to care for themselves so they can care for others (similar to parents needing to take care of themselves and their marriage, and place the airline oxygen mask on themselves first before putting it on their children).