I am comfortable treating most mental health issues and have experience in working with diverse populations. I often work with female clients addressing depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, co-dependency, trauma, personality disorders, and substance abuse issues. I’m passionate about empowering women and promoting self acceptance. I enjoy leading people through a journey of self discovery to assist them in arriving at new insights and realizations.
I am eclectic in therapeutic techniques. I individualize treatment according to my client’s comfort level and needs. I believe in the mind-body-spirit connection and utilize mindfulness approaches. I frequently rely on standard cognitive behavioral techniques and have the ability to implement dialectical behavior treatment plans. The development of a trusting, therapeutic relationship and offering a safe and healing environment are two of the most basic things I offer my clients. It’s these simple things that prove to be the most appreciated gift for women in treatment, and they also offer excellent groundwork when ongoing or intensive treatment is required.
I have obtained certification as a guided imagery therapist from Synergy Seminars in Palm Springs, California. When a client is open to using guided imagery, I am excited to utilize it for a variety of treatment issues. Guided imagery works well in promoting relaxation, managing stress, helping people to gain and maintain good health, aiding in the physical healing process, exploring the many inner parts of ones core self, facilitating the grieving process, resolving past trauma, and releasing the past. I am most passionate about using imagery to help people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as it is an excellent tool to help people resolve their issues without re-traumatizing clients by reliving their stories through traditional talk therapy.
My practice includes other excellent therapists. We’re the perfect facility for couples or families that have multiple people needing therapy; individuals will have privacy with their own counselor, but the benefit of family therapy when we all meet together. This collaboration is a rare and valuable experience for clients.
Keri can most often be found at our Champaign or Savoy locations.