Trauma: Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
Veterans Transitional Issues
Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar
Sexual ID Issues: Same Sex Attraction
Attachment Disorders: Relational Therapy
Fees: $150.00 per hour (50 minutes) - sliding scale for clients demonstrating financial need;
Check, cash or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.
Insurance: I do not accept insurance, but will gladly supply receipts so you can submit to your carrier for reimbursement.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm.
Directions: From points north: Take I-45 South to exit 73/Rayford Road/Sawdust Road; stay right on the feeder .1 mile/immediate right turn onto Nursery Road; go .1 mile & turn right onto Oak Ridge Drive; continue .1 mile to 26205 Oak Ridge Drive (Stone Ridge Business Park) on your left. Coming from points south: leave I-45 North at Exit 73/Rayford Rd/Sawdust Rd; left turn onto Sawdust Rd; go 0.15 mile to 1st light & turn right onto Borough Park Drive; go .6 mile and turn left onto Vallywood Drive for .1 mile; immediate right turn onto Oak Ridge Drive (.3 mile); 26205 will be on your left; (new construction) office at the rear center of the complex. Go to Waiting Room B (center waiting room) just past entry/foyer. I will greet you there.
Trauma therapy holds a central place in my practice. I work with clients who suffer from mild anxiety to full blown/Complex PTSD and Panic Disorder. Many people avoid therapy in the mistaken belief that it represents an accession to personal weakness. Nothing could be further from the truth! Getting counseling with a well-trained trauma therapist can and will change your life!
Personal wounding/trauma (sexual/physical/emotional abuse) can contribute to problems in relationships, work and general wellness. For some, remembering traumatic events causes continued buffeting of their emotional lives. These often express themselves as physical/medical deficits and psychological/spiritual downward spiraling. The pain that unresolved memories cause similarly manifest in highly personal negative belief sets: strongly held but false self-aimed creeds which are not true. These can result in damaging levels of guilt, poor self-esteem and high levels of anxiety.
Some clients also find it hard or impossible to step away from these fears - and they similarly suffer from intrusive flashbacks, dreams and thoughts, avoidance of people, places or things which trigger their anxiety. They often tend to become hyper-vigilant/hyper reactive, continuously scanning/monitoring their environment in the hope of attaining perceived safety and/or over-reacting to circumstances or people. Unfortunately, unless those who struggle with trauma seek professional help, they all too often consign themselves to a life of ongoing dread, confusion and functional deficits.
The good news is that help and healing is clearly possible! Trauma therapy has expanded and improved in recent years – and personal healing and growth is well within reach. Investing time with a trauma trained therapist can make all the difference! I hope to hear from you so that we can begin our journey!