Don't just go through life,
grow through life
As a person who’s gone through change recently, you’re probably wondering what your next steps are. It may seem like you’ve lost your motivation, sense of identity, security, stability, and more. We will work to help you heal from past traumas, build resiliency to deal with change and loss, and move forward into a future filled with hope and new possibilities.
What would it feel like to have hope for the future, to be able to accept your circumstances, and to move through each day with feelings of peace and positivity?We will help you get to a place of healing and understanding. We will guide you in building resiliency and confidence in your ability to face difficult circumstances. We hope you'll trust us to help you learn ways to effectively navigate the pain that you are experiencing.
Areas of specialty: grief and loss, spiritual issues, life transitions, divorce, finding purpose and meaning, abuse/trauma, personality disorders, brain injury, medical stress, cancer, terminal illness, cognitive disorders, caregiver stress, low self-worth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, addiction, communication skills, career development, employment issues, coaching, holistic healing
Life Journey Wellness
Life Journey Wellness opened on May 1, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic helped us all to realize how important it is to live a fulfilling life. We have one life to live, so we have to make the most of it.
The clinicians at Life Journey Wellness have over four decades of combined experience in providing psychotherapy, specifically from a holistic perspective. This means that we care for the whole person, not just mental health symptoms. Our treatment philosophy includes individualized care, as well as, a family-centered and community-centered approach. Natural support resources are emphasized, and each client is encouraged to find inner strength. We strive to meet our clients where they are: culturally, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. We understand that people need genuine empathy, compassion, and a sense of support and belonging in order to learn, grow, and heal. We promise to provide a safe, judgment-free space for our clients.
Individual therapy consists of 45-60 minute sessions designed to help you establish and accomplish goals. Past and current issues are addressed through an individualized treatment plan that will help you learn the skills you need to live a purposeful life, one full of joy. The duration of treatment depends on many factors, but the aim is for you to learn to address distressing thoughts, emotions, and physical symptoms by using healthy coping skills. By challenging unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, you learn how to respond to difficult circumstances and stressors in a healthy way.
Mindfulness training is designed for the purpose of learning skills to help you remain presently focused, while easing emotional and physical distress. Mindfulness consists of learning and practicing skills that help you learn to accept and embrace the present moment with curiosity and without judgment. Some examples of skills provided are deep breathing exercises, guided imagery, and guided meditation.
Communication is the core element in couple therapy. I have worked with families, couples, and groups of people to facilitate healthy communication, reduce conflict, and accomplish shared goals. It is not the therapist's position to take sides on any matter, but rather to facilitate compassionate and honest communication, while helping each partner discover individual qualities that can help strengthen the relationship. I have worked with couples in traditional and non-traditional relationships, and I value the unique bond of each couple.