Our Areas of Expertise
We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual, couple, and families needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Addiction & Recovery
Adoption & Parenting
As a momma of three, there has been nothing typical about the creation of my family. My story was wrought with surprises and sorrows.
Making family can carry with it new possibilities, many unexpected problems, tons of questions, and even more fears. Many of us experience grief or even shame in losing the dream of how we thought it would be, in infertility, in having a miscarriage, in losing an infant, or while in the process of adoption or foster care. I would be honored to walk with you through your trials and triumphs while creating your family.
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Children behave in ways that are a reflection of the internal process (growth and development) of their external environments. Adolescents/teens are attempting to navigate rough, yet exciting, waters of growth and change.
Be part of the solution—understand what is happening with your child or adolescent—find out what they are learning and what triggers their emotions and behaviors. Find a place of support that aids connection through clear communication for yourself and your child.
As a Christian counselor, I am comfortable with working with you as a spiritual being – whatever faith or denomination.
We can integrate faith practice into your continued growth and wholeness. We can honor heritage via exploration and conversation while gleaning insight into how faith has shaped you and how it can continue to be a catalyst to healing.
From the womb to the tomb bonding and attachment takes place. Oxytocin is present to start the process of childbirth, during nursing, holding hands, kissing, hugging, looking into your child’s eyes and face. All human behavior is strategies to attach. Accessible, Responsive, Emotionally Engaged these are the 3 domains parents must assess: Am I there for my kids? How do I respond to my kids? Do I feel with my kids?
Thankfully, we don’t have to have a perfect 100% all the time. 30% is doing great! That’s where family counseling at Safe & Sound helps, it gives the space to improve and learn how to have a healthy level of accessibility, responsiveness, and emotionally engagement with our children/teens.
Grief affects all of us. There is no formula to grief. There are no right or wrong ways to move through the experience of sorrow and pain created by loss.
Through the exploration of your story, we can meet with grief, together. We will discover ways to honor and acknowledge our loss – the loss of self, a life goal, or loved one. We’ll work together to cultivate continued hope and healing.
LGBTQ+ Concerns & Stressors
As the mother of a gay man, I understand the challenges that arise when beliefs within families diverge, impacting all of us. I will help you explore personal struggles surrounding LGBTQ+ acceptance in families, churches and communities, while assisting you in developing respectful dialogue that fosters love and acceptance.
Men's Struggles to Balance Work, Lover, Father
The Daily Grind…. I can’t please my wife, can’t please my kids, all I can do is work, and sometimes I can’t even please my boss…. but I can still work. I really want to be there for my wife, kids, and do my best at work but I feel unmotivated and unfulfilled. How do I find the strength to stay motivated and not just give up and watch TV, work all the time, golf, go to the bar, etc.…? These things make me happy, are easy to do, and I’m tired? This is the struggle.
The process of counseling finds positive tactics that are not being utilized or are underutilized to initiate change. By identifying beliefs, interaction patterns, priorities, and sphere of influence balance is attained.
Often, after having a baby we expect to feel joy! Happiness! But the reality may be totally different, something that can take us by surprise. We might be exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, and even resentful.
You are not alone. Together, let’s sort through thoughts and feelings. Let’s put together a routine – one that incorporates and addresses your unique needs.
Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
Manageable levels of stress can motivate and inspire, however when stress levels become overwhelming, it threatens the health of body, spirit, and mind.
Open up in an empathic, understanding, supportive environment—a safe harbor—to realize empowerment and opportunity in the midst of crushing circumstances.
Women's Struggles to Balance Work, Lover, Mother
7:30am Take kids to school (after I put stuff in dryer, shower, iron skirt, pack lunches, stop at Starbucks)
8:00am Meeting (multitask while looking engaged: read emails, sign Joey up for soccer, manage money accounts)
12:00pm Lunch (Grab Nikes. Walk while talking to mom on phone about her doctor’s appointment)…
As women, we must wear many hats: mother, professional, lover, daughter, friend. We are expected to do it all and to do it well.
The pressures and expectations of a woman in our society can lead to overwhelming feelings – feelings of exhaustion, anxiety, sometimes even depression. We’ll work together at discovering the roots of these feelings with hopes of finding a rhythm and balance that uniquely fit your life.
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Schedule your free 15 minute video session with one of our therapists to see if we are a good fit.
You are now one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to wellness.
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