I appreciate you considering Clarity for your wellness needs! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s “with distinction” after interning over 1,000 hours through Heritage Health/ Family Support Services. I loved the agency work but I decided to follow my internal compass which led me back to my entrepreneurial roots. I operate Clarity, a Professional Limited Liability Company. I will continue to receive supervision as required for the next level of licensing titled “LCPC” or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
My practice is open to all individuals who are willing to make a commitment and respect our partnership. I prefer to work with people age ten (10) plus; however, I am happy to work with children in a Family Therapy context. The reason for this age limit is because there are many counselors in the area who specialize in child therapy and I feel that environment is best for kiddos who’s maturity level or age is under ten.
I consistently pursue continuing education schedule to learn advanced counseling skills or certificates in specialized areas. One of my passions and continuing education goals is multicultural counseling. Yes, all counselors should possess higher education regarding multiculturalism; however, to make it a specialized focus means the counselor has a deeper understanding of the cultural influences in a person’s life. This may include socioeconomic factors, race, nationality, heritage, religion, disabilities, genders and sexuality. This means the counselor strives to understand the micro, mezzo and macro perspectives and historical roots of the different multicultural factors that make up your life.
Another area I gravitate toward is transition from major life events whether they are positive or negative in nature. One aspect of specializing in the topic of transition is that it has no demographic boundaries. People of all ages experience life changes that require them to learn new skills so they can adapt in a healthy manner and tap into their resilience.
Once we become acquainted you will find I primarily embrace a humanistic, person-centered therapeutic approach. This means I tend to see the client as the expert in their own lives and allow to the client to guide the direction of their therapy. However – my approach is also sprinkled with no-nonsense, solution-focused concepts to help the client break down barriers including those times when the client may be standing in their own way.
Some clients seek counseling to manage an existing diagnosis while other may seek answers, explanations and solutions to a variety of internal or external discomforts. Meanwhile, some clients utilize therapy for preventative purposes.