I am here to help. I am here if you need me. Is there anything I can do? These are phrases that we have all used. These are phrases we say to one another all the time. They are heartfelt and sincere. These statements are at the cornerstone of my purpose for becoming a counselor. The stresses of the modern world are often overwhelming. When stress from illness, school, career change, financial burdens or relationship change are added to our daily lives, we often feel overwhelmed and needing help. My focus is to help people deal with the stresses in life and learn to cope with the new challenges they are facing. Together, we will explore the tools that can be used to learn to cope. I believe together we can make difficult times easier. My mission is to give back to the community and to help those who need to overcome the paralyzing effects of depression, anxiety, dysfunctional thinking rather caused by medical conditions, academic stresses or just life stresses. I am here at Lakeside Counseling and Wellness to help clients achieve an improved mental, physical and spiritual self.