Welcome to Footsteps Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health and QMHP in the State of South Dakota. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of behavioral health and counseling. Specialty areas include:
Grief & Loss
Common Sense Parenting
Anger Management Group
Domestic Violence Group For Men
MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy)
EMDR (See below for More Information on EMDR)
Patients who have suffered for years from anxiety or distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events can now gain relief from a revolutionary new therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). EMDR is recognized as an effective treatment for trauma by The World Health Organization, National Institute of Health, American Psychiatric Association and the Veteran Administration. Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. This powerful short-term therapy is highly effective for a wide range of disorders including: Trauma, abuse, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, recovery from sexual abuse and traumatic incidents. Many patients who have made slow progress in the past, or who have not benefited from more traditional therapies say that with EMDR they have finally found something that works for them! TRY EMDR THERAPY FOR:
Help for PTSD, rape recovery, psychological abuse or neglect, abandonment, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse & Trauma Recovery: for adults emotionally, physically or sexually abused as children or adults. EMDR can help with to reduce anxiety, depression and performance blocks.
For more information about EMDR contact us if you find yourself having any of the following symptoms: Do you experience?
Self-blame, self-consciousness, shame or guilt
Chronic or excessive anger, sadness
Indecisiveness, confusion, hard to think
Worry, anxiety, obsessive thinking
Unpleasant feeling, mood swings
Negativity, pessimism, irritability
If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then stress, anxiety, fear could be affecting your life,with or without your awareness.
Counseling is offered in a safe and supportive environment, I works with you to help release unwanted patterns/beliefs and unresolved old feelings that are blocking personal power, self acceptance and satisfying relationships. Some of my techniques include Conventional Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing.
Whether you are stuck in the past, struggling with life's up & downs, or unsure about your future or have experience trauma. We can work together to find resolutions to your symptoms, so you can experience a more fulfilling, happier and meaningful life.