Below is some information about the counseling services I’m currently offering at Grace Church. If you are interested in seeking counseling, I would be honored to walk along side you in your healing journey.
Relationships are one of the most important aspects of life. We are all created for community with others. Because of the uniqueness of individuals, we are bound to have relational struggles with our partner. Couples therapy can be transformational for your relationships. Rather you are dating, married, or thinking about marriage, counseling can help you learn to understand yourself and your partner in order to create deeper intimacy in your relationship.
Each individual has a unique personality and past experiences that shape them and develop their inner most needs. Emotion Focused Couples Therapy allows couples to understand their personal emotions, needs, and attachments as well as their partners. Creating a safe environment for you and your partner to explore those emotions, needs and attachments can help you connect. Creating emotional connectivity with your partner will improve your communication, intimacy, and ultimately your friendship.
I am certified in both Prepare/Enrich and Couples Communication. These are wonderful tools that can help enrich your relationships by learning strengths, growth areas, skills and techniques.
Common issues with couples Include:
- Premarital Counseling
- Marital conflict
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Intimacy
- Considering Divorce/Seperation
- Loss of Attraction
- Post Trauma Healing
Families are ideally support systems in which we can find love, acceptance, encouragement and draw on in painful times. We should feel close and comfortable with our family members but this isn’t always the case. It is from our family relationships that are needs, expectations, sense of self, and world view are formed. Unfortunately, our families let us down and sometimes cause stress, hurt, frustration or are sources of unmet needs. Family Therapy is designed to help families collaborate to address this conflict.
All people function in some sort of system such as a community, culture or a family. Family systems can be complex and unique, therefore therapy is structured in a way that will allow for your family to discover your family’s patterns, communication style, needs, traditions, and expectations. Sometimes learning what has occurred in generations before can help you understand what is occurring now. Understanding your family context can help your family function within that context more successfully. Family problems will occur in every family at some point. Receiving family therapy can help your family learn to love and support one another in a deeper way.
Some common issues in families include:
- Blended families
- Grief/Loss of family member
- Illness in the family
- Mental Health concerns with a family member
- Life transitions and adjustments
Life has inevitable struggles that every person at some point will encounter and counseling can help you overcome & heal those struggles. Counseling gives you a safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings and life experiences in order for you to obtain your personal goals. I strongly believe that all people have the potential to experience freedom from the things that hold them captive and the ability to reach that freedom is within them. As a counselor my job is to help facilitate that change through meaningful and intentional conversation.
I believe that people are all apart of systems and therefore I counsel from a systemic approach. I desire to understand my clients in context of their family, culture, community, and experiences in order to facilitate transformation. I rely heavily on Emotion Focused and Attachment based theories in order to help my clients experience healing and wholeness in both their inner and outer world. With the right interventions emotions are a healing source that is powerful. Rather then leaning on behavioral approaches, I desire to see a deep inner healing of the person, which therefore will affect their outward behaviors.
Common issues I see individuals for are:
- Grief or Loss
- Divorce After Care
- Anger Management
- Building Peer relationships
- Career Development
- Pregnancy and Postpartum
Life has inevitable struggles that every
As children develop into teens and teens develop into young adults, they are constantly growing and transitioning. This developmental process will inevitably be difficult at times for both the child and the parent. Children are developing the emotional intelligence and social skills needed to be successful in life. When children experience these life transitions as well as trauma, grief, bullying, family conflict, parental divorce, or abuse; this only complicates their development. Adolescent counseling is designed to help parents and children learn to manage life and transitions effectively.
Therapy can provide a safe place for your child or teen to talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. Therapy will always be collaborative with the parents. Parent-child relationships can get tricky as the children grow older, but they are essential to the child’s emotional development. Children often times feel ashamed, scared or simply don’t know how to communicate their thoughts and feelings to adults. My goal is to create a safe environment for children to express themselves both verbally and non verbally.
Common issues with children and teens include:
- Behavioral Issues
- Parent-child relationships
- Social and Peer Relationships
- Problems in School
- Birth of a Sibling
- Loss of Parent or Sibling
- Abuse or Domestic Violence
- Moving to a new city
- Risky Behaviors
- Substance Use
Grace Care and Counseling. 2300 Pembrook Dr. Orlando, FL 32810. (407).418.1300