Life is not suppose to be this way! Does your expectation of what life is “suppose to be” and the reality of how things turned out bother you? Are you struggling with the idea that where you are not is not where you were hoping to be? Life has a way of surprising us sometimes. I love working with young adults who are in that period of transition between being a kid and the newness of being an “adult.” Or that college graduate who is wondering, “now what?” Or that mom who has always wanted to be a mom but now the daily responsibility of caring for a child are wearing her down. I’ve been there, you are not alone, and God has a purpose for this life you are living. Together we will use a variety of tools to help you find your place again. If you are okay with it, I often use the Bible to help guide you into a deeper understanding of who you are and the Love of God that will carry you through this. But I promise, I will not preach at you. I am just as flawed as anyone else, but by the grace of God, I am on the other side and I will help you get there too.
I have God so why do I feel this way?? Just because you have your faith that does not make you immune to life’s ups and downs. Anxiety and Depression are very real. It is not something you can just white knuckle your way through. And no one expects you to. Maybe the issue is further complicated because you are struggling with an eating disorder or have a family history of depression. Whether these feelings are due to circumstances that are out of your hands or there is something biochemical going on, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. I work collaboratively with medical professionals and other therapists to help you get to the bottom of why you are feeling this way. Then when we understand the why you and I will work together on the steps needed to take to get you to a place where you can experience joy again. Life does not have to be dictated by your fear. I promise you, there is hope.
Chronic illness, health challenges and all the emotions that come along with it can be exhausting. And sometimes you just need a place to vent, to cry and then come up with a game plan. As someone who has lived with cerebral palsy, I empathize with my clients who have face tremendous obstacles on a daily basis. I will pray with you, cry with you, and come along side you on this journey. In addition, I work in collaboration with a team of pain management professionals including medical doctors, neurologists, chiropractors, massage therapist and nutritionists. I am here to be your cheerleader and to work with you on a plan of action that will help you to achieve your goals in spite of the uphill battle you are in. I live it firsthand.