M.Ed., PLPC, NCC
Under supervision of Kate Blanchard, LPC, License #2008017603
Counseling is not something that comes easy. It is an experience that takes time and effort for both the client and the helper. Fundamentally, counseling can help redefine a persons' worth, and help them discover their true selves. I work with individuals who are struggling to cope with all of life's demands and have not been able to find a healthy way to do so. Many clients come to therapy because their old coping mechanisms are no longer serving them. Therefore, counseling focuses on discovering new ways to live while at the same time unpacking the past that caused the pain in the first place.
By providing a warm and safe environment, clients can delve into topics that they feel unable to express in other areas of their lives. Consequently, sessions become a safe-haven for individuals and the ever-present stressors of work, school, and family slowly melt away. Self-acceptance is born out of these precise moments, and transformations occur.
I primarily work with adolescents and adults struggling with body image, eating disorders, gender dysphoria, and self-esteem. Also, I have experience working with individuals in the LGBTQAI+ community who are trying to cope with the effects of prejudice and bias treatment.
Specializations: Adults, Binge Eating Disorders, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Grief, Infidelity, LGBT, Life Stress, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Transgender, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Stress
Treatment Modes: Attachment Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, EMDR-Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing, Individual Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
Fee Scale: $40-$90
Payment Accepted: Cash, Credit-AMEX, Credit-MC, Credit-Visa, Debit Card, HSA
Accepted Insurance Plans: Sliding Scale
Availability: By Appointment
Education: M.Ed. - UMSL, Counseling
Certification and Training: EMDR certificate