I want to thank you for considering Lakeside Family Center as a place for you and your family to receive services. Lakeside Family Center was established in 2010 with the goal in mind to provide quality counseling services to families in this community. We have a great team of providers here at Lakeside Family Center!
Please fill free to choose one of our providers listed below.
" I am proud to be surrounded by professionals that take helping seriously. Empathy is not just a word, but a modality. Assisting people towards a happier, more consistent and confident person is the impact of our mission. "
"I want to work with individuals and families to help them communicate with each other and learn to support each other. I help clients identify triggers and coping skills to manage their anxiety and depression. I believe that every once in a while we can get overwhelmed by circumstances in our lives. Sometimes we just need to talk it out with someone who is a good listener and supportive as we walk through our circumstances. I can give you a place to find your way through difficulties in a safe and non-judgmental environment."
"I hold a strong belief that each client I work with is the expert on their own lives. I love helping my clients become aware of their own ability to work through difficult experiences. I feel joy when a client trusts me with their greatest pain and I can provide a respite, if only for a brief while. I want my clients to know how to dance in the rain, rather than feel the gloom and miss the beauty that the rain produces."
"As a licensed professional counselor, I understand the importance of creating a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I enjoy working alongside children, adolescents, and young adults, helping identify personal strengths that serve as a foundation for building skills and resolving problems. My goal is to encourage my clients to explore and deepen their understanding on the issues most affecting their lives, developing the tools to overcome many obstacles or situations. I believe all individuals deserve to live life to its fullest potential!"
"Reaching out for help can seem daunting, so it is my priority to provide a safe, comfortable environment for your therapy experience. My approach is open & non-judgmental, seeking to collaborate with you in building on the strengths you already possess. Motivational Enhancement and Strengths-Based counseling are my main modalities in working with clients. My specialties are depression, anxiety, coping with stress, life transitions, working parent issues, and substance use disorders. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor & Master Addictions Counselor.
I believe that having an impartial person to share your thoughts, feelings, hopes and wishes with can help you lead a more authentic, fulfilling life."
"As a therapist different counseling approaches are beneficial. My personal approach utilizes empowering, motivational, person-centered, down-to-earth and non-judgmental. I have worked in various settings including non-profit, residential group home, substance abuse treatment centers, and methadone clinics."
"My focus is client-centered and I believe that the client will lead us to their desired location if we just listen. While my specialty is dealing with clients that have had issues with drugs and alcohol in the past, my focus is more often on the client’s root causes and conditions that led them to using these coping mechanisms."
"The focus of healing should be from the perspective of the entire human experience, Mind, Body, and Spirit. Everyone has a story. Everyone has the best version of themselves already inside of them, it's just a power you haven’t explored yet. Find the best version of you!"
"Over the years, I have gained experience working with all ages. I have served at a domestic violence shelter, child advocacy center, in the school system, foster care, and in home family counseling. My passion is helping clients to gain greater awareness and acceptance of themselves, find ways to take care of themselves, learn to communicate in healthy ways, and overcome their past and current struggles."
"I believe in embracing people responsibly with respect, trust, and honesty. Often, people are discouraged from seeking help for themselves, due to varying emotional position(s) of which they find themselves. I believe people should tell their story, and with assistance processing their narrative to become the version they've forgotten was possible."
"I would like to invite you to take the next step in learning about yourself on a deeper level. You are worthy of your love and compassion! I also believe that you are the expert of your life experiences, and I would be honored to walk beside you to make sense of things. Together, we can help find you the tools, support and internal strength you need to live the emotional, mental and physical life you deserve. As a trauma-informed therapist, I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, and strength-based individual or family evidence-based therapy. I practice from a humanistic/person-centered approach that includes interventions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Approach, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Relapse Prevention, as appropriate."
"When we’re struggling, reaching out for help can be difficult. Sometimes, though, we need a safe place to pause life, clean, understand, and heal our wounds, and head back out again, armed with new strategies and ideas to overcome a challenge. I hope to be that respite for you. I utilize a variety of evidence-based models to help my clients see their worth as human beings, grow as “authors,” and redefine their relationships with themselves and others. I love helping clients see the resources they have, and learn to use their own power to reshape their problems and their lives."
"I would be honored to offer peace, calm, understanding, safety, and a caring passion for your mental health and recovery journey. I want people to know that I offer a nonjudgmental approach and a true passion for seeing the potential and inner strength of each and every person I encounter in my career. I can offer peace, understanding, and a non judgemental free space to open up about all of their past and present issues. I offer ways to build self- worth, address self defeating thoughts, worries, and process them with compassion and empathy."
"Everything you need to make life what you want it to be is already in you. I always start with a person-centered approach, but once I know you and your unique needs, I can help you improve your life. I am DBT-informed and can help you discover why self-love and interpersonal relationships have always been struggles for you. I am experienced in LGBTQ+ issues, as well as working with children and grief. As a person who has struggled with depression and anxiety, I can provide empathy, understanding, and coping skills to help free yourself from their grasps on your life. Knowing you need help in making life work for YOU is the first step to becoming the BEST you."
"As a therapist, I begin with a person-centered approach to help individuals, couples, and families gain insight to improve the quality of their lives. Change of any type can be challenging but reaching out for help is a step towards healing. I offer an empathetic, non-judgmental space and develop a partnership to navigate the process of change together. Through this process, I help my clients explore thought and behavior patterns that may be impacting their abilities to achieve goals and enjoy life. I utilize interventions to meet individual’s needs to help them develop coping skills, build resilience, and improve well-being"
“From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow”; is one of my favorite quotes that shows that through hardships and obstacles we can always find ways to water our own growth and healing. I take this approach as the client as the expert finding your strength in places you didn’t know existed. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and self esteem issues. I take a non judgemental approach to provide a safe environment for you to be your authentic self. It is also an honor to be able to focus on growing and excelling our future clinicians to provide the best quality care and services to our clients and their communities.
"I am a graduate student at Touro University Worldwide studying to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with couples, individual adults and teenagers, and families. I have always had a passion for helping people and this career path has allowed me the opportunity to do that. My favorite part about being a therapist so far is creating bonds with clients and seeing how I can help them achieve their goals!"
"I am a graduate student at Touro University Worldwide studying to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I take a holistic, person centered approach because I believe you are the expert of your own life and that the various aspects of your life are interconnected. Seeking counseling is not an easy decision and I acknowledge that. I operate from an empathy driven framework that seeks to provide you a judgment-free space to process your experiences. I will work collaboratively with you to identify strengths and skills that inspire personal growth. It is my goal to empower you to live your life with self-compassion and authenticity."
"I am a Clinical Counseling graduate from Charleston Southern University. I would like to start out by congratulating you and saying I am so proud of you for taking steps to better your mental health. Seeking counseling can be scary and difficult but will be worth it in the end. I use an eclectic approach that encompasses DBT, CBT, ACT, and attachment and family systems interventions to address a variety of concerns you may have. I believe in using a holistic approach to support you in bettering your life on every level. I have experience working with addictions, adolescents, and children on the autism spectrum and take special interest in working with adolescents, trauma, families, couples, and adults. I look forward to working with you!"
"I am a Clinical Counseling graduate student at Charleston Southern University. I use a holistic approach by integrating a person's mental, physical, and emotional well-being as the central focus of my sessions. I firmly believe that each client is the expert of their life. I strive to assist each client gain greater self-awareness that will lead to increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, mental health, and live a well-rounded life.
"I am a Clinical Counseling graduate student at Charleston Southern University. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages. I believe creating a trusting therapeutic relationship in a nonjudgmental environment is critical to the success of therapy. I love providing tools and techniques to individuals so that they can reach their potential. My purpose is to help clients accomplish their goals and improve their quality of life."
"I am a Marriage and Family Therapy graduate student from National University. I am dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate the intricate dynamics of their relationships and emotions. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and person-centered care, which allows me to create a safe and supportive space. My clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and challenges without judgment. I have experience working with children, adolescence, young adults, and families. My specialization lies in providing support to individuals, both children, and adults, who are on the Autism Spectrum. By tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of each client, I strive to empower them and their families to thrive in their daily lives."
"As a graduate level student, I equip my clients with current and relevant strategies to manage their daily stressors and long-term challenges in a secure, supportive environment. I have a broad interest and understanding of various therapeutic modalities, with particular confidence in using Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Whether you’re a child, adult, teenager, veteran, older adult, couple, or family, I want to assure you that you’re not alone in navigating life’s journey. Life inevitably has its ups and downs, but remember, you don’t have to face them alone."
"Hi my name is Megan, I am a graduate student at Webster University. I love working with all different individuals and families from all walks of life. I love to assist others in finding the right solution to their problem and building a roadmap on how to get there. I look forward to working with you on an individual or family basis."
"I offer a judgment-free and safe space for individuals and families to work through bumps in the road of life using empathy and understanding and various approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy. Making the appointment is a difficult first step, but once you take that step, you will not be alone in your journey, as I will be beside you to help guide you along the way. I enjoy working with individuals and families as a team where you drive and I help you navigate. I look forward to helping you along your journey."
"Hi! I’m Clarissa. I am working towards my graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling at Webster University. I understand that people come to counseling for a number of reasons and sometimes, there may not even be a reason. Even if the focus is you just needing someone to talk to, I would be honored to be that person for you. I take a person-centered approach, so our time will be focused on your experiences and how they have shaped the person you are. You are the expert on you, and I hope that we can work together to find balance and holistic growth in your life."
"I am a graduate student at Capella University, working on my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also working in the certificate program for play therapy. I enjoy working with families, couples, individuals, and children. I use a family systems approach to work with families, couples and children. I believe that it is important to provide a safe, nonjudgement zone for clients to be able to express themselves. I have experience working with children with ADHD, autism, trauma, families and couples."