As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I provide a variety of Therapy services in the Sioux City area.
Individual Therapy sessions are for anyone, any age. I work with a variety of clients to tackle the issues that are interrupting their life. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, hopelessness, a lack of motivation, a life changing event, or just feel like there’s something missing- I can help.
I work extensively with people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for a variety of issues. PTSD is not something that only the armed forces deal with- it comes from any trauma in ones life. While PTSD can seem overwhelming and too big to “fix”, I’ve seen amazing healing and closure from working with clients utilizing EMDR.
Individual Therapy can also incorporate elements of Art Therapy to help you connect with the problems in your life that are hard to verbalize or talk through. Adults and children can use art therapy in place of, or in addition to, talk therapy.
Whatever it is you are searching for answers to, we will work together as a team to create a plan that addresses your needs and goals. I customize sessions and approaches with every client to ensure that you are getting the most out of your time spent in therapy.
Which of us can say…
Many of us grow up thinking relationships are TOTALLY different than they actually are. Either we see our parents fighting their way through everything, or we don’t really see how they work through conflict at all. We aren’t taught about boundaries. We are told that relationships are supposed to magically work (or that they just suck no matter what).
It’s no wonder that we fall into the same patterns over and over again. It’s no wonder that we don’t know how to resolve conflict, how to rekindle dying flames. It’s no wonder that we experience so much pain and feel so lonely in our relationships.
In relationship counseling, we work to discover what your real, underlying issues are. Often, the things you fight about are only surface irritations. It’s the old habits, negative relationship patterns, and unspoken needs that create the basis for those surface fights. Until you uncover and process what is underneath, you can’t find healthy answers for your relationship.
I offer couples counseling in Sioux City to help you create your best relationship. You and your partner can attend sessions together with or without individual counseling.
Often couples aren’t sure if relationship counseling will work for them. I offer free 30 minute consultations to get a general idea of what’s going on and to help you decide if working with me is the right choice for you and your partner.
If any of these scenarios sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.
- ”We’re engaged! We’re looking for premarital counseling”
Marriage is such a beautiful thing in life. Often, we look at the excitement of the wedding day and our dreams of happily ever after. We forget to discuss mutual goals, boundaries, expectations, or even how we see our individual roles within the marriage.
Premarital counseling can help to discuss these issues in a structured, guided way. It can also provide a space to discuss any potential issues before your wedding day. Setting a solid foundation for your communication and marriage moving forward.
- ”I dont feel like my wife loves me anymore”
Many couples report a loss of feeling love and affection in their relationships. This opens the door to emotional distance, affairs, divorce, and general unhappiness. This feeling of love lost is often due to couples not knowing how to keep their relationship at the front of their priorities. However, it can be hard to get back to it without dealing with the distance that is created. If you’re feeling like your partner doesn’t love you anymore (or like you don’t love your partner anymore), couples therapy is a great way to bring that spark back.
- ”There’s no affection in my marriage”
Kids, work, laundry, groceries and cooking, endless errands. These things can take up your energy and leave you feeling like you don’t have much left to give. When life becomes so busy and chaotic that it gets in the way of intimacy with your partner, you can fall into a cycle of loneliness that seems endless. Couples counseling can help you reconnect and re-prioritize your life while giving each other the affection and intimacy you crave.
- ”We argue all the time about the most ridiculous things”
Do you feel like you fight about everything except what’s really wrong? Do you feel like you’re picking fights or like your partner is? Do you want to stop fighting but don’t know how? This is so much more common than you think. It’s also much more manageable than you think. Couples can get out of the constant state of bickering when they commit to relationship therapy to get to the bottom of their true problems. Often, the issue of who took the garbage out last or who leaves toothpaste in the sink isn’t the real problem. The real problem is harder to talk about and quantify, but once you do, healing can happen.
- ”I think my husband is cheating on me”
No one wants to think it could be them, but it happens. Our society has jumped onto the idea that infidelity equals the end of a marriage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When couples make the decision to heal the wounds that led to cheating, they can find a stronger relationship than they ever had before. Infidelity therapy can help you to rebuild your marriage in a safe, supportive environment.
- ”I’m getting a divorce and don’t know what to do”
When divorce is unavoidable, otherwise logical people can get off track and go about things in a way they later regret. The emotions and the loss associated with a divorce can feel like a death. Many couples choose to work through End of Marriage counseling sessions so that they can navigate the closing of their relationship with dignity and reason.
- ”We’re engaged! We’re looking for premarital counseling”
- These sessions can be done jointly or individually. While it’s best for you to work together to amicably end the relationship, I understand that isn’t an option for all couples. Individual divorce counseling can help you to work through the feelings, the many decisions you’ll have to make, and any fears or worries you have.