“I don't need someone to heal me.
I need someone to stand with me while I heal myself."
WORKING WITH CANDACE
Therapy is hard work. It is uncomfortable and difficult.
My job is to walk with you through this difficult journey to help you find yourself in the process.
I know the terrain of mental health very well. Whether you want to go into areas of depression, anxiety, family of origin, etc. , I go at your speed but we keep moving towards health. My job, if I do it correctly, is to work myself out of a job. My goal is for you to go and live your life.
The tools I use on this journey include my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Eclectic Therapy.
If you have done talk therapy in the past and continue to feel stuck in your depression, anxiety or past trauma, we can move to doing EMDR processing, which I am also trained, to move you past your distress.
My path to becoming a mental health professional began in my thirties. After my own experience of healing through the therapeutic process I wanted to provide that healing opportunity for others.
I received a Masters of Arts Degree specializing in Clinical Mental Health from Trevecca University in 2019. I hold a provisional license as a Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP temp) to practice in the state of Tennessee.
I have experience working in the fields of substance use and recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life adjustment issues. If you feel you do not fall into any of the above categories yet are not satisfied with your quality of life, I would love the opportunity to work with you and develop a plan to get you moving in a positive direction.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORIAL THERAPY
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the bedrock of the work we will do together. With this modality, you will learn how to identify and change distorted or destructive thought patterns that have a negative influence on your emotions. These thoughts are challenged, and replaced with more realistic thoughts and behavior.
Change is hard. Many of us don't want the consequences of our behavior, but are also not ready or resourced enough to make the changes we need. Through Motivational Interviewing (MI) we explore together areas that need changing, while staying curious as to what and where the roadblocks to change are.
Some clients live in their heads with anxious thoughts; others experience body disturbances they cannot understand or explain. For those who struggle with an active thought life or have trouble connecting with their bodies, eclectic therapy can be helpful. We will draw from several different theoretical practices and interventions to find what is beneficial for you. This allows us to stay flexible, while also targeting specific issues that arise during the therapeutic process.
Trauma and other life stressors can give us the feeling of being "stuck". We feel that we have talked circles around certain events and issues and feel better briefly, only to end up back in "stuck". Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an empirically supported modality that targets specific issues (such as anxiety, depression, and trauma) and uses bilateral stimulation to reprocess memories or events that are keeping us from moving forward in our life.