Individual, Couples & Family Counseling | Columbia, MO

My Specialties & Areas of Focus

Individual Counseling

As a therapist, I help you gain clarity, navigate painful life experiences, reconnect with yourself and deepen your relationships. 


I provide you the tools and knowledge you need, empowering you to create a life full of meaning, connections, and joy!  I will help you remove roadblocks which are keeping you stuck, and live the life they have always dreamed. 


Life is full of challenges which can simply be overwhelming at times. So few of us have people in our lives who we can sit down and simply be; let alone allow ourselves to be completely transparent. Letting your mask all away to reveal your inner self and how you truly feel is scary. Stopping yourself from reaching out and being seen fully results in feelings even more alone, depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed.


In our sessions, I encourage you to share your inner self. During our time together, we will explore your past and present struggles as well as your successes. We will identify your therapy goals and create a realistic plan to support your growth and success over time. 


I truly believe a genuine, accepting and supportive relationship makes all the difference in time of upheaval and distress.  The relationship we develop in sessions will help to encourage and sustain growth over time, achieving lasting success


My unwavering belief in your capacity for positive change, coupled with ongoing support, education, tools and concrete steps facilitates the change process.  It's time to create a life worth living! 


While I enjoy helping with a variety of issues I’m particularly passionate about helping people with the following:


  •  Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression & Loneliness
  • Substance Use
  • Body Image or Binge Eating Disorder
  • Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships Issues
  • Trauma (Verbal, Emotional, Physical, and Sexual)
  • Other Issues


Couples Counseling

Couples seek counseling for many reasons. You and your partner might desire to deepen and strengthen your bound. As a couple, you might be approaching significant decisions which would affect you both, such as considering living together, getting engaged or married, contemplating having children or how to raise them, relocating your family and much more! Maybe you have come to recognize there are significant struggles you're facing as a couple. If these issues have gone unaddressed for too long, one or both of you might be considering separation or divorce


I love guiding and supporting couples through the rough waters, helping them plot the most fulfilling course for each individually and as a couple. 


Ultimately, I'd love to help you create a relationship where you feel safe, deeply connected, and loved by your partner! 


However, I also know not every couple is seeking to reconnect but instead wish to end their romantic relationship with dignity and grace. Regardless of where you are, I am here to support you both with the path you choose.


There are some common reasons couples seek counseling:


  • Communication
  • Deepening Relationship & Connection
  • Before Making Major Life Decisions
  • Emotional Intimacy Issues or Feelings Disconnected
  • Sexual/Physical Intimacy Issues
  • Differing Parenting Styles
  • Contemplating Separation/Divorce
  • Navigating Divorce

 














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