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
Let’s Start From the Beginning… Healthy Boundaries 101
Where it all comes from. Poor boundaries are almost always a reflection of low self-esteem (and vice versa), and something needs to be done to address the one for the other to improve. Let’s start with self-esteem. To build self-esteem, you need to first understand that it’s simply the by-product of being a competent, well-adjusted human […]
Poor Boundaries and Intimate/Family Relationships – Intertwined
Boundary issues are the most difficult to deal with at the family level. Yes, family. This means, grandparents, mommy, daddy, siblings, extended family, adult children, and younger children. Boundaries feel uncomfortable and painful for all of us if we have not practiced this skill. Most people are based in fear. Fear of rejection, loss, not […]
Personal Boundaries + Self-Esteem & Identity = A Perfect Marriage
Personal boundaries and self-esteem go hand in hand. Taking responsibility for your own actions and not blaming others for your screw ups are vitally important. This means you can make your own choices and if people don’t agree with your choices, it does not make you change your mind or actions. Confident people trust themselves […]
Do You Have Boundary Issues? Let’s Find Out…
Read through the following questions and mentally notate either “yes” or “no”: Do you ever feel like people take advantage of you or use your emotions for their own gain? Do you ever feel like you’re constantly having to “save” people close to you and fix their problems all the time? Do you find yourself […]
You’re Not Going Crazy… You’re Just Codependent
Definition of codependency: a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person manifesting low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another often controlling or manipulative person. Who are you without Nathan? I recently asked Amanda. “Well, I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and an attorney.” “Okay, let me ask […]
11 Signs You Grew Up in a Toxic Family
Some of us can easily recognize the toxicity in our family systems. In these cases, the dysfunction is straight up there…in the middle of the room and we all know it. Others of us will dismiss our experiences as normal or even as deserved. We justify, ignore, or pretend the dysfunction never happened because we […]
How to Get Out of a Toxic Relationship
Okay, you wake-up and find ourself in a dysfunctional or toxic relationship. Probably not. It has been an underlining force of nature rearing its ugly head for a long time but you were not ready to address it. Still not sure that you’re even in a toxic relationship? Read my recent article on When is […]
When is a Relationship Declared “Toxic”?
I hear patients link the words “relationship” and “toxic” together quite often when they find themselves in a relationship that has proven to be a merry-go-round of emotions. I feel many times people will refer top their relationship as “toxic” yet, they don’t actually understand the ramifications of a truly toxic relationship. So, what exactly […]
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!”