Supportive Steps offers a number of treatments, tailored for and accessible to all ages of patients. No matter the struggles you or your child are facing, there is a path forward towards a better tomorrow for you.
I guide children and teens in exploring their emotions and memories in a safe and supportive environment through expressive therapeutic methods such as play therapy and sand tray therapy. All the while, they’re building a foundation of mindfulness and awareness of who they are and who they would like to become to help them later in life.
Modern life is more stressful than it has ever been, I struggling to keep up with it is a steadily more common experience. With Supportive Steps’ client-focused approach, every person is different so our approach is tailored to each individual. The methods to help them may differ, but the end result is always to give them the tools to reach resilience and mental strength.
PTSD and Trauma Treatment
Trauma can leave lasting scars that have an impact on daily life, even turning into PTSD. These experiences don’t have to be left to linger. EMDR has proven to be highly effective at rewriting these traumatic memories, taking away their sting, and other methods including Neurofeedback can augment this.
Anxiety thrives on fear and what-ifs that then paralyze you with stress, making already tense and challenging situations worse. Managing it involves uncovering the distorted patterns of thought that cause the anxiety in the first place and slowly reducing the stress levels to a functional amount through such methods as mindfulness, CBT, EMDR or Neurofeedback.
Struggling with anger can be an overwhelming and explosive experience, with an impact on your career, your relationships and even your health. It doesn’t have to be. Therapy through CBT, DBT, sand tray and music therapy are all beneficial, and can help you understand your triggers, learn tolerance, and regulate your emotions over time.
If you’ve experienced panic attacks, anxiety attacks or the need to withdraw from your daily routine, these are all signs of trauma. Trauma responses are rooted in an inability to complete the fight/flight/freeze reaction to a life-threatening event. Self-regulation therapy reduces these responses by allowing you to complete the fight/flight/freeze reaction in a safe space, forging new neural pathways for the next time you encounter the same stress.
In today’s world we deal with many challenges such as work, school, parenting, family and even friends. Plainly, life can be stressful and overwhelming. This stress can impact many areas of our life from our mental health, friendships, our ability to perform at work or school, and even our physical health. Therapy such as Sandtray and CBT have been proven to help us cope better with these everyday stresses.
Depression can leave you feeling numb and exhausted to the world around you, until you’re just moving through the motions of daily life. This treatment brings you into greater awareness of and alignment with your emotions. Beneficial therapeutic techniques include mindfulness, CBT, music therapy and Neurofeedback.
When we are not aware of our thoughts, feelings, motives and behaviors, the more they control us. Therapy helps people understand their “stories”; the experiences that have shaped them, their protectors that helped them get through challenges and the patterns or habits that are now preventing them from living the way they would like. It is an exploration where the therapist walks alongside the person helping them to unscramble and make sense of the information they share.
Booking your first session takes three easy steps:
1. Click the Let’s Talk or contact me directly to book a free 15 minute consult where we will discuss your hopes and needs.
2. Begin creating your collaborative treatment plan with your therapist at your first session.
3. Begin your journey to mental strength and resiliency.
At your first session we will begin to explore your’s or your child’s life. We will explore things such as your current challenges, your’s or your child’s history, family history, coping skills and strengths. We may also complete some assessment’s that may be beneficial in helping you reach your goals. This exploration may take several sessions depending on the history and challenges you want to address.
Everyone’s journey is different. Some people may reach their established goals within only a few sessions while others may be working on recurring life patterns or traumatic events which may benefit from more long-term support. Based on your hopes, and challenges we will come up together with a plan to help you reach your goals.
Appointments are typically around 50-60 minutes. We always reserve the last approximately 10 minutes for scheduling future sessions, payments, and any other administration or clean up.
Yes, we currently offer phone, telehealth and in person appointments.
Yes, we are happy to work with you based on your needs. If we cannot help we are happy to provide referrals to other organizations that may be able to work with you.
Most insurance companies offer some coverage for social work services. Please contact your insurance directly to inquire. If you need assistance with this please do not hesitate to reach out.