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  • I'm a doctor of nursing practice and board certified family nurse practitioner. My practice is part of a federally qualified rural health center River Valley Family Care - 606 Washington St Ravenswood, WV 26164. We accept all insurances and have a sliding scale system for the uninsured. I offer comprehensive family care and see any one birth - death for primary care. I also specialize in women's and public health and offer any type of birth control, cancer screening, colposcopy, immunization, STD screening and treatment. I recently completed a training to help me identify specific needs of the LGBTQ community.
  • Now that you have made the important decision to make changes in your life, I would like to help you find your pathways to healing. Therapy is built on a relationship which is not formed by just one session, but one of continuing growth and development. Please give you and I a chance to work together. I believe you will see results in the first two sessions which will last throughout your life. Welcome to new beginnings as you begin down this path where it is all about you. I specialize in trauma resolution from any trauma, PTSD, addictions, emotional disburbances, coping techniques for just about any problem--couples, family, employment. My office is handicapped accessible. A small cafe and lounge will afford relaxation, food, or drink. Confidentiality and anomity; you are greeted and treated with respect
  • Now that you have made the important decision to make changes in your life, I would like to help you find your pathways to healing. Therapy is built on a relationship which is not formed by just one session, but one of continuing growth and development. Please give you and I a chance to work together. I believe you will see results in the first two sessions which will last throughout your life. Welcome to new beginnings as you begin down this path where it is all about you. I specialize in trauma resolution from any trauma, PTSD, addictions, emotional disburbances, coping techniques for just about any problem--couples, family, employment. My office is handicapped accessible. A small cafe and lounge will afford relaxation, food, or drink. Confidentiality and anomity; you are greeted and treated with respect
  • I have been providing quality psychotherapy & counseling services in the area for over 25 years. I am skilled, patient , and effective in helping other with current or chronic distressing issues or situations. I especially like to assist those who are effected by interpersonal relationship issues. I counsel clients to learn effective communication and self-care skills to help improve the quality of their life. I work with couples to heal broken trust in relationships impacted by emotional or physical affairs. I assist college-age clients in defining themselves and coping with educational and relationship stressors. I am uniquely dually licensed in the State of Ohio to diagnose and treat mental health problems and addiction issues. I use a variety of treatment modalities such as Rogerian, RET, DBT, Stages of Change, 12-Step Facilitation, Expressive Arts, Bibliotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-Educational model in groups. The office manager, Karen White, will greet you, orient you to the office layout and answer any questions you may have about billing and scheduling needs. My Athens office is inviting, cozy and comfortable. There is ample, well-lit, level parking on site and the building and office are handicapp accessible.
  • I have been providing quality psychotherapy & counseling services in the area for over 25 years. I am skilled, patient , and effective in helping other with current or chronic distressing issues or situations. I especially like to assist those who are effected by interpersonal relationship issues. I counsel clients to learn effective communication and self-care skills to help improve the quality of their life. I work with couples to heal broken trust in relationships impacted by emotional or physical affairs. I assist college-age clients in defining themselves and coping with educational and relationship stressors. I am uniquely dually licensed in the State of Ohio to diagnose and treat mental health problems and addiction issues. I use a variety of treatment modalities such as Rogerian, RET, DBT, Stages of Change, 12-Step Facilitation, Expressive Arts, Bibliotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-Educational model in groups. The office manager, Karen White, will greet you, orient you to the office layout and answer any questions you may have about billing and scheduling needs. My Athens office is inviting, cozy and comfortable. There is ample, well-lit, level parking on site and the building and office are handicapp accessible.
  • I have been providing quality psychotherapy & counseling services in the area for over 25 years. I am skilled, patient , and effective in helping other with current or chronic distressing issues or situations. I especially like to assist those who are effected by interpersonal relationship issues. I counsel clients to learn effective communication and self-care skills to help improve the quality of their life. I work with couples to heal broken trust in relationships impacted by emotional or physical affairs. I assist college-age clients in defining themselves and coping with educational and relationship stressors. I am uniquely dually licensed in the State of Ohio to diagnose and treat mental health problems and addiction issues. I use a variety of treatment modalities such as Rogerian, RET, DBT, Stages of Change, 12-Step Facilitation, Expressive Arts, Bibliotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-Educational model in groups. The office manager, Karen White, will greet you, orient you to the office layout and answer any questions you may have about billing and scheduling needs. My Athens office is inviting, cozy and comfortable. There is ample, well-lit, level parking on site and the building and office are handicapp accessible.
  • People seek therapy when they feel that what they are experiencing is beyond their capacity to help themselves.This is a powerful moment in a life because it creates a crack through which something new can come in.I feel privileged to have been invited into people's lives over the last 30 years to begin a process that can be transformative.
  • People seek therapy when they feel that what they are experiencing is beyond their capacity to help themselves.This is a powerful moment in a life because it creates a crack through which something new can come in.I feel privileged to have been invited into people's lives over the last 30 years to begin a process that can be transformative.
  • I am a licensed clinical social worker (LGSW) with a private practice in Frederick, Maryland focused on serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) people. I provide psychotherapy to children (ages 3+), teens, families, and individual adults. My approach to working with clients incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and narrative therapies. My treatment perspective is informed by my commitment to social justice and liberation from all forms of oppression. It is important to me to consider the ways that gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability status, language, citizenship, religion, culture, and socioeconomic status intersect and impact clients’ lives.
  • I am a licensed clinical social worker (LGSW) with a private practice in Frederick, Maryland focused on serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) people. I provide psychotherapy to children (ages 3+), teens, families, and individual adults. My approach to working with clients incorporates relational, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and narrative therapies. My treatment perspective is informed by my commitment to social justice and liberation from all forms of oppression. It is important to me to consider the ways that gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability status, language, citizenship, religion, culture, and socioeconomic status intersect and impact clients’ lives.
  • I provide a compassionate and relational approach to a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood trauma and abuse issues, grief and loss, addictions, lgbt issues, infertility issues. SKYPE AND PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. We will work together to see how your life events and experiences are impacting you and your relationships. A variety of ways are offered toward safely addressing your life experiences including an ongoing development of trust and connection in our relationship, verbal sharing of your life experiences, working with emotion, thoughts, and body issues, dream work, journaling and more. Suffering can sometimes be experienced as feeling lost, alone, in despair, empty, irritable, bored, or unhappy. Although these states may be subtle they can cause a great deal of personal and relationship distress. My approach works with these underlying issues that can be difficult for you to find alone. I have been a registered nurse for 35 years and a psychotherapist for over 25 years. I have an MSN from GMU and many additional forms of psychotherapeutic training in both body and mind therapies. I offer sessions in consultation and education in Depth Psychotherapy to professionals and others interested.
  • I provide a compassionate and relational approach to a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood trauma and abuse issues, grief and loss, addictions, lgbt issues, infertility issues. SKYPE AND PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. We will work together to see how your life events and experiences are impacting you and your relationships. A variety of ways are offered toward safely addressing your life experiences including an ongoing development of trust and connection in our relationship, verbal sharing of your life experiences, working with emotion, thoughts, and body issues, dream work, journaling and more. Suffering can sometimes be experienced as feeling lost, alone, in despair, empty, irritable, bored, or unhappy. Although these states may be subtle they can cause a great deal of personal and relationship distress. My approach works with these underlying issues that can be difficult for you to find alone. I have been a registered nurse for 35 years and a psychotherapist for over 25 years. I have an MSN from GMU and many additional forms of psychotherapeutic training in both body and mind therapies. I offer sessions in consultation and education in Depth Psychotherapy to professionals and others interested.
  • Congratulations! You've taken a step towards peaceful living. I believe that making the decision to seek therapy is one of the bravest steps you can take. I am honored to walk with you and your family on this part of your journey. I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues, and I welcome diversity in my clients. I believe in providing a warm, supportive, judgement free environment for the therapy process, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on your specific needs. Through exploration and reflection, you can grow. I warmly welcome clients with a variety of needs. I have significant specialized experience in treating folks who have survived traumatic events, including sexual assault and abuse, physical abuse, and domestic abuse. I consider trauma and PTSD related issues my specialty. I specialize in working with transgender people, as well. My style is warm and authentic. I believe in the power of a trusting therapeutic relationship as a significant agent of change. Therefore, during your first few sessions with me, building and nurturing that relationship will likely be a key focus. You deserve to find peace and feel rejuvenated and whole. Special Groups-Teen Transitions: I have been asked to start a group for teens that are exploring their gender identity (non-conforming to transgender youth and everyone in between). The group will be open and you can start anytime after an initial intake/assessment evaluation (2 Individual sessions before starting). We will explore thoughts and feelings around all significant life areas including gender, mood, interpersonal relationships, and anxiety. Group will build supports, further insight and self acceptance, and build coping techniques for being gender non-conforming in today's world. Group space is limited. Confidentiality agreement required. Safe, supportive, creative environment for personal discovery.
  • Congratulations! You've taken a step towards peaceful living. I believe that making the decision to seek therapy is one of the bravest steps you can take. I am honored to walk with you and your family on this part of your journey. I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues, and I welcome diversity in my clients. I believe in providing a warm, supportive, judgement free environment for the therapy process, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on your specific needs. Through exploration and reflection, you can grow. I warmly welcome clients with a variety of needs. I have significant specialized experience in treating folks who have survived traumatic events, including sexual assault and abuse, physical abuse, and domestic abuse. I consider trauma and PTSD related issues my specialty. I specialize in working with transgender people, as well. My style is warm and authentic. I believe in the power of a trusting therapeutic relationship as a significant agent of change. Therefore, during your first few sessions with me, building and nurturing that relationship will likely be a key focus. You deserve to find peace and feel rejuvenated and whole. Special Groups-Teen Transitions: I have been asked to start a group for teens that are exploring their gender identity (non-conforming to transgender youth and everyone in between). The group will be open and you can start anytime after an initial intake/assessment evaluation (2 Individual sessions before starting). We will explore thoughts and feelings around all significant life areas including gender, mood, interpersonal relationships, and anxiety. Group will build supports, further insight and self acceptance, and build coping techniques for being gender non-conforming in today's world. Group space is limited. Confidentiality agreement required. Safe, supportive, creative environment for personal discovery.
  • Life can present many road blocks that can be life changing. What makes life interesting is at one point or another, we all have been there trying to make sense of what has occurred. These road blocks can represent changes in relationships, career goals, loss of love ones, and internal conflicts. If you feel that life is challenging, please feel free to contact me so that we can tear down the road blocks and build a path that is worth walking. I specialize in working with individuals who have struggled with addictions as well as those who struggle with mental health. As a therapist, I like to assist those in identifying the challenges that they are faced with and to help move toward change and solutions. I believe that individuals can grow and become empowered. I use a variety of strategies in addressing problems encountered. If you feel that therapy is out of reach due to financial barriers, please contact me so that I can work with you. I do not want individuals to feel as if they cannot engage in therapy for this reason, as everyone should be able to seek therapy and to begin a life of change.
  • Life can present many road blocks that can be life changing. What makes life interesting is at one point or another, we all have been there trying to make sense of what has occurred. These road blocks can represent changes in relationships, career goals, loss of love ones, and internal conflicts. If you feel that life is challenging, please feel free to contact me so that we can tear down the road blocks and build a path that is worth walking. I specialize in working with individuals who have struggled with addictions as well as those who struggle with mental health. As a therapist, I like to assist those in identifying the challenges that they are faced with and to help move toward change and solutions. I believe that individuals can grow and become empowered. I use a variety of strategies in addressing problems encountered. If you feel that therapy is out of reach due to financial barriers, please contact me so that I can work with you. I do not want individuals to feel as if they cannot engage in therapy for this reason, as everyone should be able to seek therapy and to begin a life of change.
  • Life can present many road blocks that can be life changing. What makes life interesting is at one point or another, we all have been there trying to make sense of what has occurred. These road blocks can represent changes in relationships, career goals, loss of love ones, and internal conflicts. If you feel that life is challenging, please feel free to contact me so that we can tear down the road blocks and build a path that is worth walking. I specialize in working with individuals who have struggled with addictions as well as those who struggle with mental health. As a therapist, I like to assist those in identifying the challenges that they are faced with and to help move toward change and solutions. I believe that individuals can grow and become empowered. I use a variety of strategies in addressing problems encountered. If you feel that therapy is out of reach due to financial barriers, please contact me so that I can work with you. I do not want individuals to feel as if they cannot engage in therapy for this reason, as everyone should be able to seek therapy and to begin a life of change.
  • Emotional or behavioral challenges during childhood and adolescence can be very disruptive to not only the child but the whole family. I have experience helping children and families develop effective coping skills quickly and get the balanced, happy life they deserve. Also, I provide services during evenings and weekends so that my clients don't have to miss school and to accommodate parents' busy schedules. I specialize in working with youth experiencing all kinds of difficulties, including trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, concentration problems, and trouble managing anger. I also work with adolescents/young adults struggling to transition to adulthood. Many youth find that launching into independence can be very difficult and I can help with that process. One area where I can be particularly helpful is parenting a difficult child. Parents can learn how to handle their child's problem behaviors with the right help! Strengthening family relationships is a passion of mine, and for many families it is a great need.
  • Emotional or behavioral challenges during childhood and adolescence can be very disruptive to not only the child but the whole family. I have experience helping children and families develop effective coping skills quickly and get the balanced, happy life they deserve. Also, I provide services during evenings and weekends so that my clients don't have to miss school and to accommodate parents' busy schedules. I specialize in working with youth experiencing all kinds of difficulties, including trauma-related symptoms, anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors, concentration problems, and trouble managing anger. I also work with adolescents/young adults struggling to transition to adulthood. Many youth find that launching into independence can be very difficult and I can help with that process. One area where I can be particularly helpful is parenting a difficult child. Parents can learn how to handle their child's problem behaviors with the right help! Strengthening family relationships is a passion of mine, and for many families it is a great need.
  • I consider myself a neuro-psychotherapist. I enjoy working with people who want to feel differently and are ready for the things that they know are true to feel true. I enjoy working with any age individual. I help facilitate change for those who would like to have the stresses or large events of the past not have so much power and control over them so that they can focus on the present and are able to feel more hopeful about the future. I specialize in EMDR and helping people reprocess stressful events from the past and present, as well as, fears about the future. I also use techniques from REBT, TA, and Reality Therapy/Choice theory. I believe that the brain is amazingly resilient and therefore work to set a safe environment for growth and healing. I take a holistic approach to healing and work with the whole person not just a set of symptoms.

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