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
Adam – Sexuality and Starting Over Starting over…We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so we can accept, appreciate, and be thankful for the life we have been given. The day I had the pleasure of meeting Adam, age 15, I unknowingly began what would prove to be a […]
Come on girls!!! Females over the age of 12!!!! Why can’t we finally get it? Stop chasing guys! Yes, our society is all about empowering girls and women! To take charge and go for what you want. Maybe so, but in the real world of guys, it hurts you. When you “take charge” and go […]
Sadly, in our society, school shootings have come from a rare tragedy and evolved into a tragic reality. We are all concerned. We may express our opinions, thoughts, principles, and methods of dealing with this horrifying reality. But, I am still getting the same question asked frequently, “How much do we say to our kids […]
Amanda, a cute gregarious 6-year-old, and her tearful mom, Suzanne, stood in my office lobby when I greeted them and introduced myself. Suzanne immediately stated, “We have one small problem and I am afraid I am screwing my child up for the rest of her life”. “Oh boy”, I thought to myself…. I instantly extended […]
I my last blog I discussed co-sleeping with children. Basically, “co-sleeping” is the current title given to “the family bed”. Let begin with a disclosure here. I support families who have adopted the family bed routine. I am not do I plan on sleeping in the same bed so if it works for your family, […]
In the past few months home visits have been on the rise for me. Home visits meaning, I visit individuals’ homes where there is a need to observe the dynamics of families who are struggling in specific issues that need to be addressed. On the top of the list for home visits are issues with […]
Too much Halloween candy? Most kids today have way too much “stuff” and Halloween candy adds to it. Using Halloween as a way of giving back the community can prove to teach kids they can do something small for someone who will appreciate their kindness and effort. I have seen many children excitedly give away […]
Reading Social Situations: Being able to read a social situation allows kids to determine how they are going to interact with other children. Being able to observe other kids (“trouble makers”) and staying away from them allows kids to avoid problems before they start. Reading body language, facial expressions, and the way other kids play, […]
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!”