Mind Over Matters offers boutique counseling services in a private, client confidential, comfortable setting. I also offer evening/weekend appointments and on-line video counseling.
I utilize positively focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I work together with individuals who desire positive change. I primarily focus on helping you create and attain contentment, fulfillment, success, freedom, and peace. The tools of CBT allow individuals to more regularly experience positive emotional states, such as gratitude and confidence, because they help individuals focus their efforts on creating beneficial cognitive patterns.
Coaching: I facilitate Self-Actualization. I help you pursue your full potential in your personal and/or professional life. You have the potential to choose what you believe about yourself, your life, people in your life, your finances, and your health. You can either choose beliefs that limit you or beliefs that empower you to move forward.
"(Self-Actualization is) the desire for self-fulfillment, namely the tendency for him(her) to become actualized in what he(she) is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is to become everything that one is capable of." -Maslow
Therapy: I help improve healthy beliefs about yourself, others, and the world. Unhealthy thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world affect our feelings and drive our behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so that you can learn to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more healthy way. I help clients identify unhealthy thinking patterns and guide them in replacing them with healthy thinking habits. I facilitate improving mental strength. Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach- managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances.
Getting the most out of therapy:
• Approach therapy as a partnership- Therapy is the most effective when you work together to identify challenges, set goals, and monitor progress.
• Be open and honest- Success depends on your willingness to be open and honest with sharing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
• Keep your appointments- Missing appointments disrupts progress.
• Don’t expect instant results- Working on emotional challenges can be painful initially and requires work. It may take several sessions before you begin to see improvement.
• Do your homework- Review what you learn in between sessions and practice new ways of thinking.