I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and matriculated in schools in Maryland, Virginia, and California. I’ve earned four degrees with the focus of psychology and ministry. I offer a full range of treatment for Individual Adults, Children, Families, Couples and Groups dealing with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Relationships, Substance Abuse or Addiction, Emotional or Behavioral Issues, Faith or Spirituality Concerns, Low Self-Esteem, and Stress or Academic Challenges. In practice full time since 2009, I utilize creative and innovative methods of Individual, Group and Family Counseling to help the members of our community grow and move toward improvement…one person at a time. I, and the staff at STEP Counseling, have a shared treatment philosophy. We all have educational backgrounds and professional working experience rooted in the fields of Psychology, Counseling and Social Sciences fields. I recognize the important role that spirituality plays in the human experience. While individuals and families from any faith are welcome to utilize the services, we believe that it is an essential area of focus to be explored, especially when something in our lives is out of balance. I am directed by Christian principles in therapeutic interventions to create the most effective change possible for my clients. My practice has worked in continued partnerships with several major insurance companies including Tricare, Aetna, Cigna, Wellcare, Magellan. I have also worked with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice others as well. Call today for more information about my treatment programs.
- ADHD/ADD, Anger Management, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationships, Substance Abuse
I believe in an honest-common approach that helps clients to feel positive and hopeful during life's difficult situations. What stresses you the most at this time? In a non-judgmental and calming atmosphere we can discuss these bumps in the road and learn ways to reduce this stress. The importance of therapy is to help you become as confident as possible mentally, physically and spiritually so as to make the best decisions in your life. I counsel individuals, couples and families and work with all ages. I provide therapy in anger management, stress reduction, relationship issues/positive communication/ways to resolve conflicts. I work with clients through depression, anxiety and grief. I also help parents with parenting skills. I can provide behavioral management for children with behavioral issues and adjustment issues such as divorce/separation/remarriage. PAYMENT Self-Pay of $70 is required at the time of service. However, I am on many insurance panels and will be happy to give you a completed insurance form, to send in for reimbursement. I have been a counselor for 20 years and in private practice for 10. If you prefer an office visit,I have offices in Brandon, FL and Bradenton, FL. I am a Board Certified Christian Counselor and provide Christian focused therapy when requested. Please call (813) 534-6586 to learn how to request an online appointment or if you have questions about how online counseling works.
- Anger Management, Anxiety, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Relationships, Stress