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Making changes in your life can be hard. When talking to friends and reading self help books isn’t enough, then it’s time to make an appointment with a therapist. Below are some of my areas of specialization. If one of these specialities speaks to you, then give me a call

My areas of expertise

Here are descriptions of what I do well. I have a lot of experience and training in using these therapies. If they sound right for you, let’s work together to heal your pain. Contact me to get started.

Financial problems seriously affect individuals and their families. The problems that individuals face with uncertain finances are compounded when considering their effects on families. Parents and their children are stuck in unspoken worry and anger about their inability to credit cars, phone bills, car payments, and other expenses.

Not surprisingly, marital relationships end up in arguments in which there are threats of separation of divorce.

Our approach combines financial literacy and psychotherapy. By altering the emotional response to financial decision-making, it reduces unwise finances choices. It uses the transtheoretical model that reduces impulsiveness. By reducing impulsive behavior, people can regain responsible personal finance.

For more information about how to take control of your finances, check out our book “More than Numbers: Everyday Financial Therapy“ in the E-Store.

We welcome all family members to be part of the therapy process.

Our goal is to get buy-in by understanding what everyone brings to the table. We start by believing that family members fighting each other may be a good sign!

We try to channel people’s energy to create meaningful change and resolution of their deep-seated conflicts. We help families create rules and rituals that will help them navigate stressors in today’s world. We challenge families to work together in working toward change.

In our marriage counseling sessions, we start by educating couples about how to effectively communicate their needs, hurts, and dreams.

We challenge couples to remember the reasons that they joined them together. We work with couples to build on what they are doing right.

Finally, we work with couples to dream about their future together.

We use practical and common sense strategies in helping couples. Whether with compliments or challenges, we celebrate the joy that brought couples together.

Addictions are endemic and affect everyone in one way or another. If addictions have affected you and your family, it may be time to seek out addiction counseling.

Addictions are associated with risky, life-threatening behavior, alienation from friends and families, uncontrolled behavior and death.

They include addictions such gambling, paraphilia (i.e., uncommon sexual behaviors), alcoholism, and legal and illegal drug use. Even repetitive violent behavior and fire setting can be habitual and compulsive and resemble addictions.

There is no one therapy that addresses all behavior and substance use addictions. Just about every therapy model has been tried to cure addictions. Because addictions affect families, family therapy is often necessary. Because addictions consist of compulsive body-soul-mind interactions, no one model can do it all.

Not everyone is the same, so our approach is to start with your needs and work outwards. In the end, it’ll mean working together one step at a time.

Cognitive Behavioral Mindfulness Therapy (CBMT) is used to treat impulsiveness in a hurried, electronic world that results in compulsive behavior in social media, gaming, and pornography.

These habits reduce one-to-one communication with families and friends.

These addictive electronic activities pose serious psychiatric challenges.

Our approach combines two therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness. By combining self-talk and positive affirmation with the reduction of reactive behavior, people become less impulsive and lessen their compulsive lifestyle. By adopting a reflective lifestyle, relationships are deepened and conflict is lessened.

Depression is like the common cold that can develop into pneumonia. People who are depressed feel a lot of guilt and worthlessness.

What makes depression painful is that each day starts and ends without much purpose or joy. It’s not surprising that people with depression have a hard time eating and sleeping. People who are depressed are lethargic and can’t concentrate on getting things done.

What makes depression dangerous is that there doesn’t seem much purpose in life. And that’s why getting depressed shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s not just a matter of telling someone to get up and do something. If they could, they would. To feel better, a person will need to change their thinking and feelings.

To best treat depression, psychiatric medication and therapy are always essential.

Anxiety is another common problem. At some time, everyone gets anxious. And most of the time, everyone can handle their anxiety.

But when anxiety gets out of control, it can take the form of panic attacks. What makes them scary is that they can occur without warning. When anxiety attacks make people unable to work or have a social life, they need to be stopped. When it gets really bad, people have frequent panic attacks.

They feel like a heart attack. Sweating, trembling or shaking, sensations of shortness of breath or smothering, feelings of choking, and chest pain or discomfort, and nausea are common signs. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint. chills or heat sensations, paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations) is also common.

We can help you with your anxiety attacks. Our multimodal approach will get you in command of your life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy has been widely used to treat severe personality disorders.

These are ingrained lifelong problems that are self-destructive in relationships with friends and families. Emotions are unsteady and makes life miserable for everyone. The unsteady emotions go from being dangerously giddy to being depressed to the point of suicide.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps people manage their mood shifts and go about life in a productive manner.

Christian counseling Tallahassee

Jesus Christ died for our sins and gives us a path to forgiveness for what we have done to people around us. 

Christian Counseling is a psychotherapy that is based on Biblical truths and a belief in the Trinity.  As Christians, we know that secular therapy can start healing but only Jesus can save us. 

Financial problems seriously affect individuals and their families. The problems that individuals face with uncertain finances are compounded when considering their effects on families. Parents and their children are stuck in unspoken worry and anger about their inability to credit cars, phone bills, car payments, and other expenses.

Not surprisingly, marital relationships end up in arguments in which there are threats of separation of divorce.

Our approach combines financial literacy and psychotherapy. By altering the emotional response to financial decision-making, it reduces unwise finances choices. It uses the transtheoretical model that reduces impulsiveness. By reducing impulsive behavior, people can regain responsible personal finance.

For more information about how to take control of your finances, check out our book “More than Numbers: Everyday Financial Therapy“ in the E-Store.

We welcome all family members to be part of the therapy process.

Our goal is to get buy-in by understanding what everyone brings to the table. We start by believing that family members fighting each other may be a good sign!

We try to channel people’s energy to create meaningful change and resolution of their deep-seated conflicts. We help families create rules and rituals that will help them navigate stressors in today’s world. We challenge families to work together in working toward change.

In our marriage counseling sessions, we start by educating couples about how to effectively communicate their needs, hurts, and dreams.

We challenge couples to remember the reasons that they joined them together. We work with couples to build on what they are doing right.

Finally, we work with couples to dream about their future together.

We use practical and common sense strategies in helping couples. Whether with compliments or challenges, we celebrate the joy that brought couples together.

Addictions are endemic and affect everyone in one way or another. If addictions have affected you and your family, it may be time to seek out addiction counseling.

Addictions are associated with risky, life-threatening behavior, alienation from friends and families, uncontrolled behavior and death.

They include addictions such gambling, paraphilia (i.e., uncommon sexual behaviors), alcoholism, and legal and illegal drug use. Even repetitive violent behavior and fire setting can be habitual and compulsive and resemble addictions.

There is no one therapy that addresses all behavior and substance use addictions. Just about every therapy model has been tried to cure addictions. Because addictions affect families, family therapy is often necessary. Because addictions consist of compulsive body-soul-mind interactions, no one model can do it all.

Not everyone is the same, so our approach is to start with your needs and work outwards. In the end, it’ll mean working together one step at a time.

Cognitive Behavioral Mindfulness Therapy (CBMT) is used to treat impulsiveness in a hurried, electronic world that results in compulsive behavior in social media, gaming, and pornography.

These habits reduce one-to-one communication with families and friends.

These addictive electronic activities pose serious psychiatric challenges.

Our approach combines two therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness. By combining self-talk and positive affirmation with the reduction of reactive behavior, people become less impulsive and lessen their compulsive lifestyle. By adopting a reflective lifestyle, relationships are deepened and conflict is lessened.

Depression is like the common cold that can develop into pneumonia. People who are depressed feel a lot of guilt and worthlessness.

What makes depression painful is that each day starts and ends without much purpose or joy. It’s not surprising that people with depression have a hard time eating and sleeping. People who are depressed are lethargic and can’t concentrate on getting things done.

What makes depression dangerous is that there doesn’t seem much purpose in life. And that’s why getting depressed shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s not just a matter of telling someone to get up and do something. If they could, they would. To feel better, a person will need to change their thinking and feelings.

To best treat depression, psychiatric medication and therapy are always essential.

Anxiety is another common problem. At some time, everyone gets anxious. And most of the time, everyone can handle their anxiety.

But when anxiety gets out of control, it can take the form of panic attacks. What makes them scary is that they can occur without warning. When anxiety attacks make people unable to work or have a social life, they need to be stopped. When it gets really bad, people have frequent panic attacks.

They feel like a heart attack. Sweating, trembling or shaking, sensations of shortness of breath or smothering, feelings of choking, and chest pain or discomfort, and nausea are common signs. Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint. chills or heat sensations, paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations) is also common.

We can help you with your anxiety attacks. Our multimodal approach will get you in command of your life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy has been widely used to treat severe personality disorders.

These are ingrained lifelong problems that are self-destructive in relationships with friends and families. Emotions are unsteady and makes life miserable for everyone. The unsteady emotions go from being dangerously giddy to being depressed to the point of suicide.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps people manage their mood shifts and go about life in a productive manner.

Jesus Christ died for our sins and gives us a path to forgiveness for what we have done to people around us. 

Christian Counseling is a psychotherapy that is based on Biblical truths and a belief in the Trinity.  As Christians, we know that secular therapy can start healing but only Jesus can save us.