My goal is to help clients discover, GREAUX and develop into the person they are meant to be, and ultimately live the life they want and deserve. I am passionate about providing non-judgmental, nurturing, and effective therapy in a safe and accepting environment.
- Adjustment (to school/college, moving, new job, loss of a relationship, etc)
- Anxiety (constant worry, sleep disturbances, withdrawal/avoidance, chronic pain)
- Depression (sadness, hopelessness, lack of motivation, fogginess or numbness, irritability)
- Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Parent-Child Relationship Issues (in childhood or adulthood)
- Parenting Concerns
- Personal Growth and Understanding
I tailor therapy to meet each client’s individuals needs. I am not a nod-and-smile therapist; conversely, I role up my sleeves and give 100% to each person I see. I strongly believe in evaluating how past experiences impact current functioning. I often start by slowly exploring defenses, thoughts and triggers to help the client become aware of patterns and why they might act and feel the way they do in certain situations. Once in therapy, clients often report: feeling more self-aware (and less critical of themselves), feeling more confident to set healthy boundaries, and feeling relief from the suffocating symptoms of anxiety and depression. As a Registered Play Therapist, I enjoy incorporating expressive and play modalities into my therapy sessions to access areas of the brain that are not typically accessible through traditional talk therapy alone. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT, both are evidence-based trauma therapies.
Prior to opening As We Greaux Counseling Services, I worked for nearly a decade at Children’s Hospital New Orleans with children who were struggling with behavioral, mood, and emotional disturbances. I also worked collaboratively with their parents to create health and wellness for the entire family. (See testimonials)
I have also worked with adults in a domestic violence shelter, at a rape crisis center, and with kids and parents in a community mental health agency. I worked for the Grief Resource Center, providing group therapy for children who had lost a loved one. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Disaster and Trauma from the University of Denver. I am a Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #4177) and a Registered Play Therapist (#27490195).