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
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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!”