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
- Adolescent Teens
- Anxiety / Worry
- Personal Growth
- Pet-Assisted Therapy
- Play Therapy
I have been dealing with my own truth. A truth I was ashamed of and a truth I didn’t want to admit to. My truth is that I am addicted to porn. I am a 16-year-old decent guy. I have never smoked weed, tried to vape once, snuck alcohol from my parents twice, played soccer […]
When the COVID-19 pandemic first bolted down schools nationwide last spring, many teenagers were ecstatic. They could sleep in, wear pajamas all day, spend hours on social media. No homework. They could just chill. “At first, it was this cool thing,” kids reported in the beginning, but that coolness did not last for long. A […]
Over the past year, I have been asked by various colleagues, professionals, patients and friends, “what are you seeing the most of in your office since the pandemic?” My response is basic – Whatever issues people were dealing with, or trying NOT to deal with before the pandemic, have grown more prevalent, more severe. The […]
Our series of articles continues this month with a focus on the emotional destruction and struggle brought on by the pandemic. We’re all feeling it, directly or indirectly. Maybe not all the time, maybe not everyday. But when it comes It can feel like a heavy smothering blanket, leading us to feelings of sadness, anxiety, […]
To describe the last 11 months as a roller coaster of emotions would be a massive understatement. We’ve all watched and listened to the seemingly hourly developments in the early days of the pandemic. Changing reports of symptoms, conflicting recommendations on what’s safest, mixed signals on transmission data… And today we’re locked in the draining […]
Our series of articles written by my patients continues this month with a letter from a young woman in her early teens. The pressure on teens today to gain approval through social media is huge and has real effects on their emotional and mental states. The reasons vary but essentially kids “sext” to gain approval, […]
This is a journal entry written by one of my clients, who agreed for me to share this with you. My goal in using this is to bring to the light the terrible emotional suffering so many people, especially young people, carry EVERYDAY. Cutting (a form of self-harm) is more than a simple call for […]
As we continue our series covering IMAGO therapy (taken from How to Get the Love You Want), we’ll hear again from one of my male patients to get a real-life guy’s perspective on his work and experience. This is a real couple going through real, sometimes very tough circumstances, just like you and me. Our […]
Thank you, thank you!! Becky (and the pets) was very helpful when I struggled with a loss and then when life happened…a few times. 🙂 Also, when I had some health challenges. Professional, friendly, caring, knowledgable, helpful and human!! The most “real” counselor I’ve seen.
Becky has absolutely changed my life. She is such a blessing. I honestly have never been so welcomed and comfortable with anybody! She is such a kind soul and will make a great impact on your life.
I started seeing Becky a few years ago due to family related matters and back then I had no idea how much of a positive impact she would have on me and my life. She gives it to you straight, which is sometimes what you need to hear, and she gives advice that will stick with you for the rest of your life.
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!”