Services

Stitch Therapy

Therapy in the Time of COVID-19

Please note that at this time, and until further notice, all of my therapy services are being offered via HIPAA-compliant video, until we flatten the curve of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

If you are interested in working with me, please call me or email me, and we can set up a time for a brief phone or video call for you to ask me any questions you may have and for me to make sure you are a good candidate for teletherapy at this time.

 

How I can help:

Here are some of the issues I work on with people in my practice:

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Anxiety, stress, and panic;

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Body image, food, and eating issues, from a size acceptance perspective;

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Career transitions, cultivating creativity, and issues related to being an entrepreneur;

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Depression;

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Grief and loss;

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Healing difficult family relationships (mom, dad, and sibling issues);

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Pre-martial and marriage;

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Divorce Recovery;

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Personal growth;

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Procrastination and avoidance;

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Relationships, dating, and sexual concerns

New Psychotherapy Clients 

Call (225)-955-4971 or email me so we can schedule a first session together. Or start with the pages under the services menu where you’ll find our services, fees, and policies. I welcome and work with people of all genders and orientations. 

Stitch Therapy offers help and hope for the following relationships:

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Couples who want a stronger, more spiritually-centered relationship

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Couples in crisis

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Couples with a boring, mediocre relationship

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Pre-engagement and pre-marital couples

Issues That Are Addressed:

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Poor communication

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Conflict resolution

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Parenting

Most importantly – any issues keeping you from the marriage that is designed for you and your spouse

The Two Most Important Factors For Success:

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You want your relationship to work

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You are willing to work on your relationship in completely new ways

With the want and the will, Stitch Therapy can help you begin a healthy marriage based on new patterns, core beliefs and communication techniques-all using Biblical principles on marriage and personal relationships.

Individual Counseling

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

STITCH THERAPY provides individual counseling sessions for many personal issues. Although group counseling tends to be productive for clients in substance abuse programs, DWI education programs and anger management programs, traditional one on one counseling sessions are often the preferred method to provide counseling for many difficulties that people may experience. One on one sessions are more personal and focused. Clients experience an array of difficulties and it is often helpful to discuss these with an objective professional.

At STITCH THERAPY, we understand that although it is often difficult to call and make an appointment for counseling, you will probably find that it is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. When the problems continue to surface after you and those close to you have tried to resolve them, it is time to seek some help. Knowing when to seek help is a sign of strength – not weakness.

The counseling professionals at STITCH THERAPY see clients for many personal issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, family frustrations, and relationship difficulties. In one on one sessions the focus is on the individual for the full session. We will always start the process with procedures to assess and focus on clearly defining the reason for seeking help. We generally use cognitive behavioral counseling methods and adhere to the brief counseling model whenever possible. Some clients see us for longer periods of time, but most cite significant progress with a brief counseling model.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can be a positive turning point. Often couples wait too long to seek help and come to counseling when a separation or divorce is already in progress The sooner a couple seeks help, the better the outlook for their situation to improve and grow. Seeking help can preserve a marriage and a family, as well as lessening the possibility of a traumatic separation or divorce.

Couples counseling is available for those in a partnership who are experiencing difficulties. Couples often feel their relationship is stagnant or deteriorating because of lack of communication, or differences related to parenting issues, financial issues, issues with trust or sexual incompatibility. Often couples evolve into roles in which they may be protecting their emotions by subconsciously withdrawing from the other person. When this happens the partnership begins to fracture and problem-solving difficulties develop. Couples counseling provides a means to explore these issues with a counselor who is trained to identify the negative behaviors that have developed from both parties and that may impede mending or advancing the relationship.

Often issues are identified that neither party is aware of and for which they have been unable to find a solution. Discovering acceptable solutions for both partners is the goal of counseling and couples are taught to communicate with each other in a reasonable and truthful manner.

Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling, a specialized type of therapy usually provided by marriage and family therapists, is believed to offer benefit to all couples who are considering a long-term commitment such as marriage. Typically, the goal of premarital counseling is to identify and address any potential areas of conflict in a relationship early on, before those issues become serious concerns, and teach partners effective strategies for discussing and resolving conflict.

Couples in the pre-engagement or pre-marital state of life are often consumed by the thought of what marriage is-often not based in reality. And during this stage in our lives, we are often protected by a facade we build, hiding our true selves from our potential spouse.

 Whether in the pre-marital (pre-engagement), newly married or even the empty-nesters stage of a relationship, all couples strive for a connection and a sense of intimacy with their chosen partner. But, too often, couples find themselves struggling to keep what they experienced when first married or dating.

Those beginning the marriage journey often ask themselves the question, “Is this what I signed up for?” And they are right to ask. We never marry whom we think we are marrying.

And, empty-nesters often ask themselves the question “Is this all there is?”

God wants our marriage to be both challenging and fulfilling. We can develop an intimacy that we never thought possible as we begin to explore those barriers to intimacy.

Whether you are a couple in crises, or simply have communication issues and seem to argue all the time, there is help.

Family Counseling

Family dynamics change over time. Whether you are experiencing difficulty due to teenage children becoming distant or experimenting with alcohol or drugs, the family is going through a divorce, or is in turmoil due to the loss of a job or a new, demanding job, Stitch Therapy can help. We understand the family dynamic and can assist you in learning how to communicate and work toward a solution.

Children & Adolescents

If your child is experiencing difficulty, our trained counselors can help. Whether your child is having difficulty due to a divorce, bullying or trauma, is going through a difficult adolescence or is struggling with drug or alcohol use, we will work with them to identify their issues and help them to find a solution. Many times, having an independent person listen provides the perspective they need. We offer age-appropriate therapy, including play therapy for young children.

Blended Families

Blended families are a fact of live today. Our experienced counselors can work with the blended family group to assist with the new family dynamic and ease the transition to the extended family.

Parenting

They don’t hand you a manual in the delivery room. Parenting in today’s world presents challenges – from mothers working, stress over day care and schools, drug and alcohol use to raising a child with strong Christian beliefs. We are here to help you with your questions and issues.

Divorce Recovery

Divorce is hard. It takes time to recover and move on. Our counselors are trained to help you with the psychological trauma of divorce while you are going through the process and afterward as you build a life after marriage.

Group Therapy

Knowing there are others who share in your struggle, understand what you are going through, and will support you as you work towards healing and recovery might be just what you need. One of the key things we should do is help others who struggle. That is what group therapy is about. When you band together with like-minded brothers and sisters who share a common goal, great things can happen.