Many of my clients have been to counseling, read self-help literature, and are the 'go to' person for most of their friends and family. Heck, by this point you could probably be a master counselor and do couples counseling yourself!
Yes, you have made remarkable changes in your life. You have overcome amazing feats.
You can make changes!
But that’s not usually the problem. It's maintaining all that counseling that you went through!
The people who come in typically have a good job, and are high achieving.
Your life may seem to have great relationships and/or support.
Basically all the social appearances of success.
Counseling helps individuals and couples figure out what to do next.
Without the feelings of failure, worthlessness, and the overall 'why do I always end up here?'
You compare yourself to others, noting you have not fulfilled your potential at work; or you haven't created the family you expected to have 'by now'. Counseling alone didn't seem to work.
Despite the meetings, self-help groups, meditation, and yoga, you still battle the inner voice that is desperate to get loose
After all the therapy and medication, you still feel anxious and/or have those days where getting out of bed feels like an insurmountable task
Sometimes you just need an outside perspective to help you get to where you want to go.
Is this a good fit?
They tend to be doing the best they can, but some little voice in their head is saying that it should be different.
In counseling, we work on listening to the good stuff, while shutting up the irrational thoughts
The women I support are often fiercely independent when single, but completely lose themselves when in relationships.
Together we work to bring the independence everywhere
All the guidance and treatment, the self-help books and support groups, they 'KNOW" what to do, but just need some help to DO the stuff
Counseling CAN help.
The voices in your head are not all bad. Together we sift through their messages. You learn to separate them and hand a megaphone to the ones that lead you on the 'right' path while deleting the ones that hold you back
Remember the self-assured child that ran the neighborhood, or the little girl who knew without a doubt right from wrong? Together we find the confident child you were before life destroyed her, and celebrate the strength that makes you, you
People often get caught up in how things are 'supposed to be', that we forget our own amazingness.
My clients honor their achievements, celebrating their own successes
Dr. Stevie is direct and to the point. Less words means more time for you to spend growing.
She loves research and learning (having studied pretty much all of the social sciences, with degrees in History, Management, Counseling Psychology, and Business Psychology). She is excited to exchange book recommendations and latest study findings.
Dr. Stevie has over 20 years motivating others to achieve their goals.
As of April 14, 2003, HIPAA provides several rights regarding your Clinical Record and disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI). These rights include requesting that your counselor amend your record; requesting restrictions on what information from your Clinical Record is disclosed to others; requesting an accounting of most disclosures of PHI that you have neither consented to nor authorized; determining the location to which protected information disclosures are sent; having any complaints you make about the therapist’s policies and procedures recorded in your records; and the right to a paper copy of this Agreement and the HIPAA Notice. Discuss any questions you may have about these documents with your counselor.
Threatening harm yourself or another person, Stevie may take action to protect the safety of the threatened person. Actions could include: Informing the intended victim, arranging for hospitalization, notifying family or support systems, or alerting law enforcement.
Dr. Stevie is a mandatory reporter. This means she must report any suspected abuse or neglect of a child, aged or disabled person. If there are any concerns regarding safety for these specialized populations, please feel free to discuss with Dr. Stevie.
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