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
Rules for fighting in your relationship. Fighting or arguing in marriage and relationships is bound to happen. It is unavoidable. Keep your relationship healthy though through fighting fair. Being aware. Practicing the following rules will allow you to have guidelines for these unavoidable arguments, discussions, fights, and fits of anger. 1. Identify WHY You are […]
As a therapist, I am honored to have walked down numerous paths with individuals facing a wide variety of complex life issues. I have found many individuals (including myself) “wake up in the house that we build”. Facing the stark reality that the circumstances we find ourselves in were carefully designed and built by our […]
Guess what? Boy-ness is inherent. Yep. We don’t need to instill, teach, or worry about with our precious little bundle of joys that happen to be boys. Aiden taught me this lesson loud and clear… Melissa’s first words to me after my greeting were, “I have a huge issue with my son whose father is […]
I met Nathan, age 9 when he and his dad, Seth, came to my office seeking “is he ruined” counseling. Nathan greeted me with a huge smile and immediately asked if he could play in the sand play tray sitting on my ottoman. I invited him to choose from the many symbolic items representing real […]
Relationships are like computers and phones. At times, they need to be rebooted. We are quick to restart or turn off a device to repair the problem then returning to where we left off. Relationships deserve the same thought process. When frustrated, irritated, angry, and helpless we need to stop and focus on the importance […]
“I’m done” Jennifer stated looking me straight in the eyes with a flat cold stoic stare, sitting adjacent to her husband (I assumed). “No, you aren’t” I thought to myself. I wasn’t buying it. Across from me sat a visibly “worn- out” woman sitting in my office next to a guy (Mark) appearing to be […]
I have sat with men in my office for many hours where they have shared their thoughts and feelings about their relationships with me. These men reported feeling “confused”, “beat-down”, “devastated”, “angry”, “clueless”, “defeated”, “used”, “manipulated”, “stupid”, “betrayed”, and “thoughtless” at times. Most not feeling they “can’t be honest” with the most important person in […]
I have seen an increase of more woman in my practice who are not willing to continue to stay in crappy unhealthy relationships or marriages in the last couple of years. They report feeling lonely, insecure, disconnected, and detached from their significant others…while in the relationship. After sharing their feelings, regrets, disillusions, and desires, I […]
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!”