Thank you for considering starting this journey with me. No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Counseling and coaching are an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you are considering this process as your vehicle to healing and wholeness. Check out my services below and schedule a free consultation so I can answer any questions you may have.
My goal is to help you– through your unique personal strengths, limitations, talents, and passions. With me, you will learn how to plan for goals and achievement by finding your personal drive and making decisions with conviction! We will also work on your emotional intelligence by learning about proper self-care, positive coping, and mindfulness. Counseling gives you the ability to look inside and understand your personal strengths and weakness leading you to true happiness within and around yourself. Counseling can be difficult sometimes and at others the most enjoyable part of your week. As a therapist, I welcome these opposing states and embrace them as a sign of good work being done on your behalf. I ask that you bring your authentic and whole self to each session. I encourage you to allow yourself to experience any emotion or thought freely, for example crying without needing to apologize and voicing your feelings with confidence. If you are not quite there yet, I hope you will allow me to help you reach that point. It is my genuine hope that every client that speaks with me journeys along their therapeutic path with a renewed sense of understanding and self-appreciation.
As your academic coach, I will work with you outside of your school setting. I will help to limit stress in your life and increase your effectiveness and confidence in academics and everywhere else, too! We will ease through a myriad of topics to enhance academic awareness through your motivation, confidence, capacity, strategy, time management, prioritization, goal setting, and goal achievement. More specifically, I help students learn strategies for stress management, organization, and self-advocacy. We would also work on personal mindset, motivation, and goal achievement. I will track and collect all data during this whole process, so you can see how far you have come and how far you can go!
A career coach can help you design a plan to reach your goals. So, together we will work on discovering different career paths that fit your personality and desires. As your career coach, I will be with you every step of the way. Many people believe that career coaches are only meant for experienced professionals, but this isn’t true. When I graduated from high school, I struggled with determining a major and deciding what I wanted to do for a career, and that is why career coaching can be especially useful for high school students, college students, and recent graduates. Career coaching is perfect for individuals who are unsure about their career path, need assistance with career exploration, college planning, and preparation. We will also discuss things like resume writing and interviewing skills. The best thing about being by your side as your support is that not only will I help guide you through the hard times that come your way, but when you achieve your goals, I will be there to celebrate with you as well!
To get started, please schedule a free consultation to learn about next steps.
How it works
I utilize a systematic approach to both counseling and coaching services. My process includes a clinical assessment, collaborative treatment planning, implementation, and accessing and reassessing goals.
1. Clinical Assessment
Choose To Be Happy, LLC utilizes an integrative approach by conducting a complete clinical assessment. The clinical assessment allows the therapist to obtain crucial clinical information about clients and implement clinical judgments to further the counseling and coaching process. The clinical assessment discusses the clients’ demographic information, medical/family/social history, and clinical information (e.g., presenting issues). This session lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours in length.
2. Collaborative Treatment Planning
This session will discuss the clinical assessment, my clinical observations, and recommendations for the client. During this session, the clinician along with the client will establish Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Bound “S.M.A.R.T” treatment goals and create an action plan. Frequency of appointments will be determined during this time. Typical session length is 50 mins.
3. Implementation Stage
Choose To Be Happy, LLC embraces a holistic approach to therapy and coaching and utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to implement the action plan.
4. Access and Re-access
Monthly to Bi-Monthly scheduled check-ins to access progress and re-access and change treatment goals if needed.
** All services are currently being offered virtually through a telehealth platform Doxy.me. I am Licensed in the state of North Carolina; therefore, I am only able to see client’s located in North Carolina.