Each person seeks counseling for different reasons and each person has different strengths, skills and resiliencies. As your Counselor, my job is to define these characteristics, help you to recognize them and learn how to use them to your benefit each and every day of your life. Although I believe that your past influences your present, we won't rehash your past over and over. We will concentrate on your strengths and how you will use them to create the life you desire, right now. I won't tell you what to do; we work together to recognize your wholeness.
My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment in which you are comfortable in working and exploring with me your current challenges and conflicts, your past traumas and your strengths, desires, motivations and goals for change in your life. My therapeutic approach, although foundationally cognitive behavioral, is eclectic in nature, pulling from many different branches of counseling theories and psychotherapy philosophies in order to tailor our time spent together specifically to you and your needs.
Individual Clinical Supervision is offered to LPC interns in Pennsylvania. I have Medical administrative management background prior to entering the Human Services Field and BHRS TSS clinical supervision since that time.
Individual and Couples Counseling. Workshops. Professional Supervision.
The potential advantages of Counseling can include, but are not limited to: Strengthening interpersonal skills to help understand and improve your relationships; increase self-awareness which can lead to greater self-confidence and better interpersonal relationships; heightened understanding of yourself which can increase your self-acceptance and your acceptance of others; greater level of flexibility which can help you to more readily meet your day to day challenges in life; and a more clear understanding of your "big picture" with yourself and others.
I have worked in the Human Services and Counseling field for 10+ years, here in Perry, Juniata and Dauphin Counties and I have extensive experience working with adolescents and women. The individuals with whom I have worked range in ages from 3 years old to 62 years old, and the following is an abbreviated list of treatment focuses addressed within my therapeutic relationships:
Life Cycle Challenges
Peer Pressure Challenges
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1 North Market Street, Suite 1B, Millerstown, PA, 17062.
On the Square in Millerstown, across the square from the bank and located beside Choc O Latte Cafe.