Guiding You on the Path of Self-Healing
According to the American Psychological Association, "Therapists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives”. Therapy can mean many things across different practitioners and practices, but a few things are consistent. Therapy provides a safe, confidential space to better understand ourselves, and to find a deeper level of peace and acceptance with the challenges life gives us.
At Cohesive Counseling, our intention is to help clients develop insight, understanding, and self-compassion. Increased awareness is paramount when learning how past experiences can affect our present mindsets, beliefs, narratives, emotions, and choices.
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY + PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY = HEALING
It is our intention to offer a space where we can explore your inner world, together. The dark doesn't have to feel so alone. There is no thought, emotion, or personal belief that can ever be "too much" in this space. You can learn how to remain self-supporting present. To meet yourself, and your pain, with compassion.
Ideal clients are simply curious and open to learn about themselves. We appreciate a dedication to the process of therapy, and a willingness to allow trust to form between client and therapist. If you feel that you have “hit a wall” in your personal development, need assistance with figuring out how to cope or heal from past events/relationships, or desire a space to process and explore the intersectionality of the many identities you hold, we will likely be a great fit.
Few come to therapy with simple and straightforward challenges. More often, the complexities of the human experience feel like a knot to untangle. We are trained to treat a wide range of difficulties in order to better help you address your goals including:
Narcissistic Abuse and Recovery
Spiritual (non-denominational) Development
Substance Abuse and Addiction Disorders
Assertiveness and Boundary Setting
Complex and Childhood Trauma
Difficulty with Relationships
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Growth and Life Enhancement
Grief and Loss
LEARN ABOUT WHO WE ARE
Where intuition meets science.
All of us get "stuck" at some point in our lives. It doesn't mean we are broken. The work is to find our way back to healthy and meaningful living. We can help you connect with strengths you already possess while also building new insight and new skills to move towards a rich and meaningful life.
LPC, NCAC I
Psychotherapist, Educator, and Owner
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest that started with a very broad study of social science has led into a very fulfilling career as a licensed Therapist and Educator.
I believe the key to good counseling is to build a strong therapeutic relationship. That is why I strive to have trust, communication, and rapport with my clients.
Resident Therapeutic Liaison
Olive was rescued from the SPCA in 2018 after her owner was unable to continue caring for her. She helps the therapeutic process through the facilitation of her barks, her kisses, and her wiggle butt!
At Cohesive, our highest priority is the quality of care we provide to our clients and to the Richmond community.
Education and the pursuit of continued knowledge is our top value. Not only do we attend frequent trainings and consultation with other therapists in the field, but we consider self-awareness and self-knowledge a vital component of providing the best care to our clients. We believe in staying up-to-date with the latest research while also holding in mind that each person is an individual, and that this work is as much an art as a science.
We only work with a select number of clients at a time in order to provide personalized care, time, and attention to each client. We hold ethical standards throughout every inch of our practice and pledge to never practice outside our areas of expertise.
We serve our clients with compassion and respect regardless of age, gender identity, race, diagnoses, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. We stand with those speaking out against racism, prejudice, oppression, and injustice. We are committed to examining our own privileges as an ongoing practice, rather than a destination or one-time act. In our therapeutic work, we are devoted to creating an atmosphere of openness and encourage exploration of how each of us relates to these issues.