As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with
individuals and couples, assisting them in working through issues that are acting as barriers in life.
My theoretical orientation is cognitive and my approach
is humanistic insofar as I respect each person's spiritual perspective and unique quest for meaning and purpose in life.
As a counselor and hypnotherapist, I would like
to help you find solutions to the issues that are keeping you from being all you can be.
Counseling is an excellent helping modality for
acquiring new, effective life coping skills and enhancing your relationship with yourself as well as with others.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with clients in my office. However, to meet the needs
of adults who desire more flexibility and privacy, I regularly provide telephone counseling services.
Phone counseling is convenient and is even more confidential than when meeting in an office.
By using phone counseling services, you are able to schedule an appointment at a time that suits you, you choose where
you are during the session and it doesn't matter where you are in the United States.
Telephone counseling provides the uiltimate in privacy.
Generally you will call me. However, if you prefer, I am able to call you at the time
of your appontment so there is no telephone charge unless I call your cell phone (since I use Verizon, if you
have a Verizon account, the phone call will not use any of your account minutes).
Payment for telephone therapy services is made in advance.
I use both solution-focused and cognitive therapy approaches and work with adults. In addition to
being licensed by the State of Michigan in counseling, I have an earned doctorate in sociology of the family and am a trained
educator. My varied education as well as my many years of experience allow me to provide efficient, professional
telephone counseling services to my clients.
Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy
1. helps patients prepare for surgery and medical procedures by
aiding in reducing (and perhaps eliminating) anxiety, easing discomfort and providing suggestions that can facilitate healing.
2. helps patients who are dealing with chronic pain learn to control
responses to pain and reduce the level of perceived pain.
3. helps in understanding the root causes of illnesses that stem
from traumatic events, emotions and beliefs. Hypnotherapy can assist in understanding inexplicable illnesses for which the
patient can find no conscious reasons by determining the metaphorical basis and altering the causal perceptions.
4. is regularly used to resolve and heal old traumatic incidents.
Hypnotherapy allows the remembrance of repressed memories and therefore the opportunity to change history, develop new abilities
to deal with traumas and to resolve and express emotions that have been buried for years.
5. assists in smoking cessation.
With a physician referral (or knowledge), hypnotherapy is a useful
complementary therapy when dealing with:
3. anxiety disorders
12. neurotic disorders
13. obsessive-compulsive disorder
15. postoperative care
16. preoperative care
17. sex disorders
18. stress disorders
20. as well as other medical concerns
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