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
- Meditation & Mindfulness
- Personal Growth
- Pet-Assisted Therapy
- Play Therapy
How to Explain The Dangers Of Snapchat to Your Teen
I have had way too much education on kids who have sent sexual pictures on snap chat. Where have I gained my education? Teenagers. Teenagers who have been “caught” by a parent or teens that have sent a photo only to find out this picture went viral and most of the boys at school have […]
Phone Addiction – Is Your Teen Addicted?￼
How many times a week do you find yourself asking your teen to put away their phone? And how many times do they totally ignore you because they’re engulfed in their phone? Sound familiars? You and millions of others frustrated parents. You may be surprised to learn that today’s teenagers check their phones on average […]
Parenting the Teen Cell Phone
Cell phones allow opportunities for teens to have private conversations with anyone at any time, without accountability or adult oversight. Because of this, conversations and text messaging can easily become inappropriate. In addition to conversation concerns, most cellphones are equipped with features, such as a camera, where teens can store digital pictures. Inappropriate pictures of […]
Alarming Study: Is Your Teen Dealing with Nomophobia?￼
Nomophobia is a psychological condition when people have a fear of being detached from mobile phone connectivity. What percentage of teens have nomophobia? Results: Out of 1386 adolescents, 569 (41.05%), 303 (21.86%), and 82 (5.1%) have mild, moderate, and severe nomophobia, respectively. Symptoms of nomophobia are similar to other phobias and anxiety disorders. They include: anxiety changes in […]
A Dive Into Shame VS Guilt
“Shame is a focus on self, guilt is a focus on behavior. Shame is “I am bad.” Guilt is “I did something bad.” How many of you, if you did something that was hurtful to me, would be willing to say, “I’m sorry. I made a mistake?” How many of you would be willing to […]
A Mindfulness Practice for Kids and Teens
I am not sure many of us were taught as children that we can control our thoughts or set an intention in our minds, that in turn will change our behaviors. I was never taught how to self sooth merely by knowing or integrating the skill of mindfulness. Needless to say, this skill would have […]
Part 2: Mindfulness
We have all rushed out the door (or turned on your work computer) and into your day without even thinking about how you’d like your day to go? Out of the blue, something or someone has thrown you a curved ball and rubbed you the wrong way, and you’ve reacted automatically with frustration, impatience, or […]
Part 1: Why Meditate?
I have negated, ignored, discounted, and just plain given excuses regarding the practice of meditation for most of my life. I come from parents who thought and taught anything they saw as “new age” was created or made up by “pot smoking hippies”. “New age” to my parents meant anything or any practice that steered […]
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!”