Specializing In Helping Children, Adolescents, Couples & Families
FIND FREEDOM, ACCEPTANCE AND JOY
Everyone has something. Every family has something – something we struggle with, hoping it will magically disappear, fix itself, or that we can throw away.
We try stuffing away feelings of frustration, anxiety, anger, guilt, sadness, disappointment, fear, regret, or shame… Until they resurface again.
No matter what you or your family’s “something” is, identification and acknowledgement is the first step in beginning a personalized journey of discovery, understanding, awareness, and lastly, acceptance.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Whether I am working with frantic parents of a newborn, a toddler who has elected himself boss of the home, a child who has continues to disobey at school, an adolescent believing his parents are stupid, a broken-hearted college girl, a couple dealing with infidelity, or a family who has experienced the death of a child, I make a practice to meet my patients where they are emotionally.
I want each person I work with to know they do have a voice, and by becoming accountable, they can change their lives for the better.
Our Unique Approach
My patients describe me as having an “out-of-the-box” approach with kids as well as adults. My office is purposefully designed to not be the typical clinical setting. Having no desire for a standard office setting, I created instead an atmosphere of uniqueness, comfort, and safety.
My support team includes a 39-pound Sulcata Tortoise, our Golden Retriever therapy dog and chicks!
Our Unique Services
Mental Health Tools
The coronavirus has forced many negative facets to our world and society. Fear, death, devastation, anxiety, stagnation, depression, sadness, loss, social isolation, separation, and reality. Our lives as we knew them have changed. I know mine has, and oddly, I pray I don’t ever selfishly return to the familiarity of my world as I knew it […]
Many of our decisions and the choices we make are fear based. In today’s world generated by COVID 19, we can’t help but make most of our decisions stemming from our own fear of the unknown. Let’s face it, we all have a little (or a lot) of control freak inside us. We loathe change. […]
Fear, uncertainty, angst and anxiety are certain to escalate with children and teenagers who tend to lean towards anxiety in the first place. The outbreak of the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) and the media coverage regarding this disease affects our children greatly whether they are articulating their feelings or not. We can help our kids with […]
We all experience emotional wounds from our childhood at some level. Whether a horrific trauma or a small event, occurrence, or feeling, we all have childhood wounds we bring into our adult lives. What is an emotional wound? A negative experience (or set of experiences) that causes pain on a deep psychological level. It is […]
Definition of regret 1: sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair 2a: an expression of distressing emotion (such as sorrow) a feeling of sorrow or remorse for a fault, act, loss, disappointment, etc. Ugh. Regrets. All of us have made bad decisions. Some of us admit those bad decisions. What is important is how one wears the same […]
“Geeze…just make a decision and go with it”, I said, as Nate, 33 years-old, continued to throw every excuse imaginable back my face regarding a decision he was faced with… “Trust yourself and judgement…take the plunge.” “Man, I just don’t know. I have always worried about everything and everybody…preparing for things to go wrong cause […]
In my earlier article, Overthinking and Worry…A Stifling Combination, I spoke about how worry looks and feels. Now, I’d like to dive into some practical techniques I have implemented in my own life when I am faced with worry…while I am patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for my answers… 1. Set aside 15-20 minutes […]
If you worry excessively, it can seem like negative thoughts are running through your head on endless repeat…like a movie in your head. A movie you have carefully designed and produced. You may feel like you’re spiraling out of control, going crazy, or about to burn out under the weight of all this anxiety. Come on, […]
Becky has an exceptional way of getting kids to communicate in some form of art, then handing it to parents like myself who don’t seem to realize the world they are creating for their children.
Becky literally saved our son from growing up and becoming just like me and my mother. She brought organization and realness to my marriage. She had the guts to meet me head on and not allow me to repeat the behaviors my mother had taught me. Our family is enterally grateful to what we see as an angel who came to our home.
Becky tamed the parents. Her input, guidance, and hands on approach literally changed our families and the extended family involved. Becky addressed issues between the parents, parenting styles, atomicity between the family, and the deep seeded guilt harbored by us all. Becky gave us permission to parent and that parenting wasn’t about us but about our child.
Becky was nothing like I expected nor was she like the other three counselors we had seen before. She addressed our marriage and the mess we created upon our first meeting. I remember saying, “What? I thought we were here for our defiant disobedient kid, not us!”