Kind Living Therapy, LLC
My goal is to try to help people achieve healthier and happier lives through improved mental health.
I am experienced
I have over 27 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with a wide variety of presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, and family conflict to name a few. I have also been able to help people from various backgrounds and ages.
I am educated
I have my bachelors degree in psychology from Iowa State University. I have my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University.
I am a Board Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (25 years).
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (23 years)
My Areas of Practice
I offer a wide variety of counseling solutions for your specific needs. I take special care to include you in the development of an individual plan for us to see noticeable changes as quickly as possible. I encourage client involvement. Often people benefit from guidance and help to see the strengths, abilities, and potential they already have within.
Today’s society makes it difficult to feel good about ourselves and too often it gives us messages we aren’t good enough or need more. Effective coping skills for depression are often not taught to us or promoted. If someone already suffers from clinical depression, being able to feel good about anything is a struggle let alone have the energy to get out of bed. Together we can focus on changes to help cope with depression.
We all suffer from anxiety at one time or another, but when it interferes with our daily living or it negatively impacts our relationships…its time to do something about it. Together there are many things we can try to help recognize your anxiety and improve your ability to cope effectively.
Sometimes words can’t describe the overwhelming feelings of losing a loved one. Many times people struggle with grief but they do so in isolation or loneliness – we don’t want to burden others with our sadness/tears, or we feel like we should be “over it by now”; others have it worse, or everyone is tired of hearing me talk about it.
Grief can also be about the loss of a job, a marriage, or a plan we had for our future. It’s easy to minimize these losses and the impact they have on us.
Anger is a normal, human response. We all get angry, but when we are angry too often, if how we express our anger is destructive, or we are angry and don’t know why – then these are signs of a problem. There are many options for us to use to work on the causes of anger, triggers, thinking errors, etc.
Marital and Family
Maintaining relationships in today’s society seems to be more challenging and difficult. My goal for a relationship is almost always to work toward maintaining it. We would work at helping to find ways to make the relationship happy and healthy; to promote growth, love, and kindness to one another. If you find you would like more from the relationships you are in, whether it be with a romantic partner, your children, your parents, or friends, give me a call and we will work on some ideas.
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