I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes strongly that anyone at any age can achieve happiness and contentment in their life. I am a Certified Expert Trauma Professional and one of the few Certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (TF-CBT) in Sarasota. I have specialized training working with children and families healing from the trauma of sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence.
Traumatic life experiences can have a powerful impact on a person's self-esteem, relationships and worldview. Through evidenced based techniques and a supportive environment, the client can take control of his/her life and begin to build trust once again. Part of specialized trauma treatment is the belief that the client is the expert and the therapist is supporting them throughout the healing process. It's about a partnership between the therapist and client, working together with a collaborative approach.
I am experienced and passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of issues such as but not limited to:
The type of therapy and treatment approach I offer:
Originally born and raised in Maryland, I moved to Sarasota in 1994. I have been married for over 30 years and have raised two daughters. Part of my journey was to return to college after raising my children to earn my Bachelor's degree and later Master's degree at the University of South Florida. For me, it was about the process, growth, and appreciating the fact that you are never too old to set and accomplish new life goals. As a wife and parent of two adult children, I experienced many of the challenges associated with raising a family and how best to navigate through life's stages. I came to the realization, that there is no perfection, and engaging in therapy can provide a parent with invaluable information and guidance.
I am experienced and passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship challenges, communication approaches, and problem solving within the family structure. With the right approach change is always possible.
My hourly rate is $100.00 payable at the time services are rendered by cash, credit card or personal check.
Seeking out professional help is never an easy decision, but it may be one of the most important choices you can make. My mission is helping individuals, couples, and families build strong roots. Through a positive therapeutic approach change is always possible!
Please call for a free phone consultation today!
Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm
5624 Palmer BLVD
Sarasota, FL 34232