Helena approaches counseling with the certitude that each person was created with the gifts needed to flourish in life and relationships. On the journey there will be problems, losses, pain, and other obstacles, but they do not need to define one’s identity or direction. Helena practices a unique counseling style that educates, encourages, and empowers clients in developing practical solutions for life issues. Helena is committed to the process of helping clients identify how the relationships in their lives influence thought patterns that are preventing them from reaching their greatest potential. Helena’s previous career as a first responder as well as her current career as a mental health provider has allowed her to see how maladaptive relationships can lead to maladaptive thoughts and result in maladaptive behavior. As a retired first responder, Helena has observed how dysfunction within relationships can show up as anger, assaults, DUI, truancy and other criminal behaviors. As a therapist Helena observes maladaptive relationships show up as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and trauma.
Helena earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2010. Helena’s passion for counseling derives from her 31-year career as a first responder. Helena specializes in “all things relationships.” She practices an elective style of therapy subscribing to various modalities of therapy. She helps clients bring about change in their lives by assessing and adjusting their thoughts about the various relationships in their lives. “As you think so shall you be! Since you cannot physically experience another person, you can only experience them in your mind.” – Wayne Dyer