Mental health internet therapist: individuals and couples with a focus on anxiety, depression, life stress, post traumatic stress disorder, divorce issues, marital strife and parenting concerns.
Are there times you wish someone would just be there to hear you, someone who does not judge, someone who just listens, someone who offers support and direction in walking through the challenges of life? I offer such assistance to address your concerns in the safety and privacy of your own home with private, distance counseling via chat, phone, email, and audiovisual mediums. I offer counseling services in resolving life situation challenges, including difficult life adjustments, self-esteem struggles, depression, anxiety, gender challenges, parenting concerns, marriage counseling, and teen/parent relationships.
My education and experience began in the field of education, graduating from the University of Wyoming with a BA in Elementary Education. Later, I began working in the mental health field serving families/individuals with adoption services and providing in-home family therapy. Those experiences led me to graduate with a Masters. degree in Psychology at Regis University in Denver, CO and certify as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I trained as a Certified Mediator and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. After the required five years' practice experience, I became a National Certified Counselor I am also a member of the American Counseling Association. During my over 20 years' experience working in the mental health field, I also did significant work in the area of disaster and critical incident counseling.
I have served as a board member/president of Wyoming Protection & Advocacy, Inc., a federal watchdog agency that works to protect the rights of individuals who suffer mental health and other issues. I have also served on the Campbell County Drug Court Board, working with individuals who were successfully turning their lives around after drug/alcohol addictions created legal issues for them. I have presented public and radio presentations on a variety of topics including Burn Out and Coping Skills; Adopted Children: Are They Different?; Empty Nest Syndrome; Avoiding and Managing Terrorist Acts in the College Classroom, and various topics relating to parenting. I regularly speak in high school psychology classes discussing stress management from the teen perspective.
For the past 9 years I have also served as an Adjunct Faculty professor teaching psychology and sociology courses in the on-campus environment and online. The last nearly five years, I have taught exclusively in the online environment. Teaching in the college arena is especially satisfying. It has allowed me further significant experience working with person ranging in age from 16-35 and often older, helping me to recognize and understand issues and conflict unique to young adults.
In the wisdom that comes from life experience, education and training, my primary focus is assisting clients in finding balance and an inner calm as they progress on their life journeys. I welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you.