Anger

I am trained to help clients to express anger in a respectful, controlled manner. Reduce the intensity and frequency of anger expressions. Learn to recognize the positive and negative consequences of current styles of expressing and managing anger. Understand the different functions of anger and learn to satisfy function-related needs in a more constructive manner. Learn to recognize and verbally express hurt feelings instead of expressing them through angry outbursts.

Anxiety

I am trained to help clients to learn to recognize anxiety problems and to overcome them using cognitive and behavioral coping strategies. Support clients in overcoming the anxiety problem. Participate together in exposure and response-prevention sessions to reduce the anxious and distress. Replace anxiety-producing cognitions with healthy, realistic self-talk. Actively schedule and participate in anxiety- and stress-reducing activities. Learn to communicate with others about positive coping, and to limit discussions about worries.

Bipolar

I am trained to help clients to alleviate bipolar symptoms and return to previous level of effective functioning. Stabilize energy level and return to usual activities, good judgment, stable mood, more realistic expectations, and goal-directed behavior. Reduce agitation, impulsivity, and pressured speech while achieving sensitivity to the consequences of behavior and having more realistic expectations. Renew typical interest in academic achievement, social involvement, and eating patterns as well as occasional expressions of joy and zest for life. Elevate mood and show evidence of usual energy, activities, and socialization level. Achieve controlled behavior, moderated mood, more deliberative speech and thought process, and a stable daily activity pattern. Develop healthy interpersonal relationships that lead to the alleviation and help prevent the relapse of mania and depression. Talk about underlying feelings of low self-esteem or guilt and fears of rejection, dependency, and abandonment.

Body Image

I am trained to help clients to develop healthy cognitive patterns and beliefs about self that lead to positive identity and prevent a relapse of the self-image. Develop healthy interpersonal relationships that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of the self-image. Develop a consistent, positive self- image. Establish an inward sense of self- worth, confidence, and competence.

Borderline  Personality

I am trained to help clients to develop and demonstrate coping skills to deal with mood swings. Develop the ability to control impulsive behavior. Replace dichotomous thinking with the ability to tolerate ambiguity and complexity in people and issues.

Careers

I am trained to help clients to assess The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment and to provide robust insight into a person’s interests, so I can help you to consider potential careers, your educational path and the world of work. Built on psychologist John Holland’s theory, it’s backed by more than 80 years of research into how people of similar interests are employed, and what motivates individuals in the workplace. It delivers effective and powerful results that contribute to your success.

Christian Counseling

I am trained to help clients to clarify spiritual concepts and instill a freedom to approach their relationship with Jesus Christ as a resource for spiritual, and emotional support. Increase belief in and development of a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior. Begin to believe in Jesus Christ and incorporate Him into support system and the Bible as a source of inspiration for wellbeing. Resolve issues that have prevented faith or belief from developing and growing. Using Mindfulness, Meditation and Spiritual Formation. Motto: SATB: Stillness Awakening Transforming Becoming

Children and Adolescents

I am trained to help clients to discuss and agree on the implementation of joint parenting strategies. Identify parenting and contextual factors that increase the frequency of child misbehavior. Classify and respond to child misbehavior based on function. Create a positive, supportive parent-adolescent home environment. Consistently reinforce positive adolescent behavior and punish negative behavior. Share ideas about parenting strategies and support each other’s parenting behavior. Make and enforce consistent house rules.

Codependency

I am trained to help clients to accept the fact of codependency and begin to actively participate in a recovery program. Establish a sustained recovery, free from the use of all mood- alteration. Increasing knowledge of the codependency and the process of recovery. Acquire the necessary skills to maintain long-term treatment plan. Improve quality of personal life by maintaining an ongoing routine from all mood- alteration. Stabilize physically and emotionally, and then establish a supportive recovery plan. Increase self-esteem and self-confidence, leading to efficient decision-making, greater tolerance for being alone, and a sense of secure interdependence.

Depression

I am trained to help clients to Alleviate depressed mood and return to previous level of effective functioning. Recognize, accept, and cope with feelings of depression. Develop healthy cognitive patterns and beliefs about self and the world that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of depression symptoms. Develop healthy interpersonal relationships that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of depression symptoms. Appropriately grieve the loss in order to normalize mood and to return to previous adaptive level of functioning.

Separation and Divorce

I am trained to help clients to discern and evaluate the possibility of resolving the differences and review the pros and cons of remaining married. Consistently uphold “the best interests of the children” as paramount and act accordingly, regardless of the final fate of the marriage. Learn healthy ways to manage and express anger. Learn to cope with the confusion and varied losses that separation entails. Cooperate in reaching a reasonable separation and fair divorce agreement. Reduce conflict, hurt, and angry feelings. Establish and maintain healthy co-parenting.

Domestic Abuse

I am trained to help clients to terminate verbal and/or psychological abuse and establish a relationship based in respect and a desire for mutual enhancement. Replace hostile, threatening, and critical comments with respectful communication that builds self-esteem. Eliminate the use of controlling behaviors that attempt to keep the partner physically nearby and away from friends and family. Eliminate the use of controlling behaviors that attempt to keep the partner from bettering herself/himself. Evaluate alternatives to current relationship.

Eating Patterns

I am trained to help clients to restore normal eating patterns, body weight, balanced fluid and electrolytes, and a realistic perception of body size. Terminate the pattern of binge eating and purging behavior with a return to normal eating of enough nutritious foods to maintain a healthy weight. Develop healthy cognitive patterns and beliefs about self that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of the eating disorder. Develop healthy interpersonal relationships that lead to alleviation and help prevent the relapse of the eating disorder. Develop alternate coping strategies (e.g., feeling identification, problem-solving, assertiveness) to address emotional issues that could lead to relapse of the eating disorder.

About Interfamilial Disputes Over Wills and Inheritance

About Interfamilial Disputes Over Wills and Inheritance I am trained to help Elderly’s family members to define the specific areas of conflicts and establish effective resolutions. Facilitate a working alliance with family members who are in conflict. Define specific areas of dispute and what the potential remedies might be. Facilitate some understanding of what may have contributed to unequal distribution and dispel any myths about potential manipulation with the writing or rewriting of the will. Address issues of preexisting conflicts between family members prior to the development and/or reading of the will. To achieve some sense of harmony between family members in conflict by looking past the inequities and addressing bonds and issues with the inter-familial dynamics.

Emotional abuse

I am trained to help clients to terminate emotional abuse and establish a relationship based in respect and a desire for mutual enhancement. Replace hostile, threatening, and critical comments with respectful communication that builds self-esteem. Eliminate the use of controlling behaviors that attempt to keep the partner physically nearby and away from friends and family. Eliminate the use of controlling behaviors that attempt to keep the partner from bettering herself/himself. Evaluate alternatives to current relationship.

Forgiveness

I am trained to help clients to verbalize acceptance of forgiveness from a higher power. Emphasize that the higher power is characterized by love and gracious forgiveness for anyone with remorse and who seeks forgiveness. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of holding on to anger and of forgiveness; Discuss with the client forgiveness of the perpetrators of pain as a process of letting go of his / her anger. Assign the client to read spiritual, motivational books about forgiveness.

Gambling

I am training to help client to reduce the frequency of impulsive behavior and increase the frequency of behavior that is carefully thought out. Reduce thoughts that trigger impulsive behavior and increase self-talk that controls behavior. Learn to stop, listen, and think before acting.

Infidelity

I am trained to help clients to agree on appropriate emotional, social, and sexual boundaries with others (e.g., acceptable and prohibited behavior). Hurt partner indicates a willingness to attempt to engage in a process of forgiveness and to begin rebuilding a trusting relationship. Partners attempt to meet each other’s emotional and physical needs. Partners verbally express empathy toward each other and demonstrate shared responsibility for reconstructing the relationship. Partners explicitly agree on values to be exercised in the reconstructed relationship. Clients agree to separate and terminate the relationship after a respectful analysis of what led to the breaking of the commitment to faithfulness.

Loss and grief

I am trained to help clients to begin a healthy grieving process around the loss. Develop an awareness of how the avoidance of grieving has affected life and begin the healing process. Complete the process of letting go of the lost significant other. Resolve the loss and begin renewing old relationships and initiating new contacts with others.

OCD

I am trained to help clients to reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of obsessions. Reduce time involved with or interference from obsessions and compulsions. Function daily at a consistent level with minimal interference from obsessions and compulsions. Resolve key life conflicts and the emotional stress that fuels obsessive compulsive behavior patterns.

Parenting

I am trained to help clients to achieve a level of competent, effective parenting. Effectively manage challenging problem behavior of the child. Reach a realistic view and approach to parenting, given the child’s developmental level. Terminate ineffective and / or abusive parenting and implement positive, effective techniques. Strengthen the parental team by resolving marital conflicts. Achieve a level of greater family connectedness. I offer Co-parenting classes for Divorce parents.

Postpartum Depression

I am trained to help clients to form attachment bond with the infant. Partners agree on and participate in infant care. Each partner notices and verbalizes appreciation for infant care and support. Partners manage stress without taking it out on the infant or partner. Partners discuss and agree on strategy for balancing work, household, relation-ship, family, and community responsibilities. Partners discuss feelings about sex/rejection and eventually reestablish sexual relationship.

Relationship

As a Relationship Counselor, I am trained to help clients to communicate about feelings without escalating hostility. Partners discuss and resolve problems effectively without verbal fighting. Each partner listens to and understands the other partner’s perspective. Arguments no longer feel like uncontrollable, inevitable events, as partners learn to recognize cues of verbal fighting, and control them before they start. Each partner notices and verbalizes appreciation to the other for acts of kindness, thoughtfulness, and caring. Also, as a Marriage Counselor, I am a trained L2 Gottman Method to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.

Self-esteem

I am trained to help clients to Increase self-esteem and self-confidence, leading to efficient decision-making, greater tolerance for being alone, and a sense of secure independence. Explore past experiences that may be the source of low self- esteem and social anxiety currently. Identify the connection between negative body image and general low self- esteem.

Elevate self- esteem.

  • Increase self-esteem and self-confidence, leading to efficient decision-making, greater tolerance for being alone, and a sense of secure independence.
  • Develop a consistent, positive self- image.
  • Demonstrate improved self- esteem through more pride in appearance, more assertiveness, greater eye contact, and identification of positive traits in self- talk messages.
  • Establish an inward sense of self- worth, confidence, and competence.

Social Anxiety

I am trained to help clients to reduce social isolation and excessive shrinking away from others. Increase frequency of social interactions with same- aged peers or acquaintances. Develop basic social skills that will improve the quality of interpersonal relationships. Begin to take steps toward building peer friendships.

Spirituality

I am trained to help clients to clarify spiritual concepts and instill a freedom to approach a higher power as a resource for support. Increase belief in and development of a relationship with a higher power. Begin a faith in a higher power and incorporate it into support system. Resolve issues that have prevented faith or belief from developing and growing.

Stress

I am trained to help clients to improve satisfaction and comfort surrounding to stress related. Increase sense of confidence and competence in dealing with responsibilities. Be cooperative with and accepting of changes in life.

Thinking Disorders

I am trained to help clients to reduce impulsive thoughts while increasing concentration and focus on low- interest activities. Teach client CBT techniques and mindfulness exercises.

Transition Life

  • Resolve conflicted feelings and adapt to the new life circumstances.
  • Reorient life view to recognize the advantages of the current situation.
  • Find satisfaction in serving, nurturing, and supporting significant others who are dependent and needy.
  • Balance life activities between consideration of others and development of own interests.

PTSD

I am trained to help clients to reduce the negative impact that the traumatic event has had on many aspects of life and return to the pre-trauma level of functioning. Develop and implement effective coping skills to carry out normal responsibilities and participate constructively in relationships. Recall the traumatic event without becoming overwhelmed with negative thoughts, feelings, or urges. Terminate the destructive behaviors that serve to maintain escape and denial while implementing behaviors that promote healing, acceptance of the past events, and responsible living.

Women

I am trained to help clients to elevate self- esteem. Increase self-esteem and self-confidence, leading to efficient decision-making, greater tolerance for being alone, and a sense of secure independence. Develop a consistent, positive self- image. Demonstrate improved self- esteem through more pride in appearance, more assertiveness, greater eye contact, and identification of positive traits in self- talk messages. Establish an inward sense of self- worth, confidence, and competence.