Waves of Courage Counseling LLC

Online sessions are available for residents of Alaska and Virginia

Our world is ever-changing and our choices for accessing mental health support have changed. I believe in doing therapy differently, which means that I embrace technology to the fullest and offer my services online only. Online counseling (aka teletherapy, telehealth, virtual therapy) on a HIPAA compliant (secured) video-conferencing platform allows access to mental health support from the comfort and convenience of your own space. It is an accessible and more affordable version of traditional face-to-face counseling. No more traffic stress, wondering how far the office is, worrying about the weather conditions, or finding childcare. Online counseling is for the fast-paced and connected world we live in. All you need is strong internet connection, a phone or computer, and a private space. I recommend headphones for added privacy.

Areas I Can Help With

My Therapeutic Approach

I am a big proponent of meeting my clients where they are, walking alongside them to help them navigate and explore change so they can start feeling happier and healthier in life. I believe in helping you find the tools to weather your storm.

I find analogies useful to understand patterns, events, thoughts, and behaviors in our lives. I won't tell you that everything is going to be okay. I will help you look at your situation in different ways and come face-to-face with issues most people tend to ignore. I believe great therapy is rooted in a holistic view of clients when they’re treated as a whole person. My therapeutic style leans heavily on somatic processing styles (mind-body connections), solution-focused, and building upon strengths– sprinkled with a little humor. I help clients assess their options, feel heard, learn new skills, and make sense of past life events to help gain clarity.

You Are Not Alone In This

We carry around our stress and past experiences, emotionally and mentally as well as in our physical body. It can be hard to live your life and be present when your past continues to keep you stuck.

Sharing the most difficult and painful thoughts about your life can be the hardest and, yet, the most courageous thing you can do to ask for help. My clients find that getting help wasn’t a sign of weakness. Instead they find tackling problems head on, learning and practicing effective coping skills, even when it’s hard, and the desire to build a healthier life are all signs of strength.

My hope is for you to realize the potential to help you get through these difficult times and create a self-sufficient plan for yourself. You'll gain new skills we’ll work on together to help you during your healing and beyond. Let 'hope' be a vessel for what's possible. Time is valuable - and your time is now. I will honor and value our time together.

“Time is the wave upon the shore. It takes some things away, but it brings other things.”
Amy Neftzger