~ PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES~
Targeted, Short-term Individual Psychotherapy
Suited for those who; for example,
· need a boost to their current & mostly adaptive coping skills
· have a specific behavior they would like to change
Standard or Traditional Individual Psychotherapy
Suited for those who; for example,
· need to work through & heal from experiences, emotions, thoughts, and/or behaviors that cause distress and/or interfere with daily life
· would like to prevent mental health symptoms from worsening or appearing after suffering a trauma, loss, health issue, or life stressor
· have a chronic illness that requires consistent maintenance
~ CONSULTATION SERVICES~
I provide consultations for mental health and health providers, wellness providers and educators.
At my private practice I provide individual psychotherapy to adults aged 18 years-of-age and older. I enjoy working with a wide range of mental health issues and illnesses, and I especially enjoy working with victims of trauma, with those struggling with chronic medical diagnosis(es) and with those struggling with grief and loss. Trauma can be both physical and psychological, can result from violence or non-violence, and can be acquired from medical issues or other common experiences. I work with all types of trauma, no matter how complex or when it occurred. When working with those with a chronic medical illness who are struggling to lead a life that resembles a life they recognize, I will often incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into our work. ACT is a cognitive behavior therapy approach which helps us learn to stop mentally fighting against what we may be unable to change, despite our pain and suffering, and instead lead a life guided by what we value most.
Here Is A List of Mental Health Issues I Work With
Trauma & PTSD
Chronic Medical or Mental Illness
Grief & Loss
Depression & Mood Disorders
Relational & Relationship Issues
To be a part of someone's story, to sit with them while they entrust me with their deepest pains, fears, and vulnerabilities... This I consider to be a great privilege. These are sacred moments that are delicate and very private. For someone to share their story with me is similar to being like the the tide maintaining a beach, taking with it its secrets and knowledge as the water ebbs and flows. If by bearing someone's burdens allows them enough reprieve to continue their journey to healing, even if for only a moment, I will gladly do so and hold these burdens in safety, forever.
I believe that every person inherently has the components necessary to thrive. At times, each of us needs the assistance of others to enrich or access these naturally existing components. My mission is to help my clients find and use these components like an inner compass to guide our work together in a way that is consistent with their values, needs and desires. Life is complex and there is no one single way to do, or alter something. My specialty in personality theory and assessment serves as an excellent vehicle for helping my clients apply their inner strengths and weaknesses to develop their skills most effectively for their unique individuality.
As a psychologist I am committed to the betterment of myself as a person, as a member of society and the world, and to that of my work and profession, all with the intention of being a well-suited fit for my clients' health needs. I will always strive to do what is in the best interest of those with whom I work, as well as to assist them in finding their path.
When working with you, I develop a conceptualization of who you are and of your struggles using integrative cognitive behavior approaches informed by a psychodymanic perspective. What this means is I observe and evaluate your emotions, thoughts, experiences, and actions to identify how these perpetuate one another and influence you, while taking into account your personal history, personality, approach to work, interpersonal relations and your views of others and of the world. This process takes place over the course of several sessions, and is ever evolving and enriched with our continued work together. This approach assists me to understand you better so that I may help you successfully reach your therapeutic goals.
If you would prefer to get a feel for the healing environment of where our work will take place, please come visit the office during regular business hours. Please call ahead so that I can be available for a brief introduction to answer any questions you may have.
2250 N Rock Road Suite 118-244, Wichita, KS 67226
All Services By Appointment Only &
During The Regular Business Week
~ Health Insurances Accepted ~
Payment Forms Accepted:
Cash, Debit & Credit Cards