This includes: Divorce, death of a loved one, anxiety, depression, employment issues, chronic/terminal illness, childhood trauma, stress, disability, empty nest, retirement, significant injury, caregiver stress/burnout etc.""I believe a strong therapeutic relationship can help clients feel safe and at ease in order to explore issues they feel they need assistance with.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I help guide individuals based on their needs to achieve their potential and get back on track.

Regardless of whether you're thinking about pursuing a new career, retiring, having children, moving, or committing to a new relationship (or grieving the loss of a relationship), insights, solutions and new habits may be found or formed""I offer a safe place to explore your personal issues, concerns, problems and goals in a supportive and confidential environment.

I can assist you in developing effective coping skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, anger.

For example, when we have a headache, we take Tylenol, not realizing that our unresolved stress is causing the pain.

My focus in counseling is to help my clients identify the root causes of their problems and give them practical tools to effectively deal with these issues in healthy and productive ways.

Another way to protect babies is to vaccinate pregnant women because research shows that this gives some protection to the baby both while the woman is pregnant and for a few months after the baby is born.

"My therapeutic method includes using a blend of the current proven treatment modalities including the Strengths Perspective, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to meet each clients needs as an individual and in order to empower clients to make changes in their lives.

There are many different influenza viruses that are constantly changing. While the flu can be serious even in people who are otherwise healthy, it can be especially dangerous for young children and children of any age who have certain long term health conditions, including asthma, neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, chronic lung disease, heart disease, blood disorder, diabetes, and weakened immune systems due to disease or medication. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk.

They cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year. Each year about 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia. Less often, a person might get the flu by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.

How long can a sick person spread the flu to others?

People with flu may be able to infect others by shedding virus from day 1 before getting sick to 5-7 days after.

In the 20 years I have been in this field in Tri-Cities, Washington I have seen over 2000 children, adolescents, and adults having spent over 150,000 hours in psychotherapy sessions assisting clients in navigating through difficult situations resulting from divorce, relationship issues, sexual addiction, anger, depression, anxiety, and feelings of discontent.""My therapeutic method includes using a blend of the current proven treatment modalities including the Strengths Perspective, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to meet each clients needs as an individual and in order to empower clients to make changes in their lives.