Nila has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling. Her major focus is marriage and couples counseling with an emphasis on increasing communication skills through attentive listening, learning to talk about facts and feelings (not perceptions) and clarification of the desired outcome. By learning to clearly communicate, couples learns to identify the issue, determine the emotional result, ask for what they want and work towards a mutual solution.
Philosophy: People come to me who seem stuck in a cyclical pattern that creates pain and discomfort. This pattern may be a cycle of hurtful and reduced confidence. My goal is to uncover the themes behind the pattern. Once discovered new patterns can replace old ones.
Style: With Couples - Communication styles and effective listening. Learning to get your needs met without the need to hurt yourself or others. With Individuals – I work through compassionate listening with an emphasis on gaining a deeper understanding of the perception of self, others and life events. Through gentle questioning I attempt to open awareness of core values and thoughts.
Additional areas of expertise. I am both a licensed nurse and licensed professional counselor having worked in areas of illness, injury and pain management.
Affirmation: I believe everyone has the ability to heal. The healing comes from within through awareness and willingness. Counseling merely opens the door to the potential that was already there.
Nila has additional experience and expertise with the following:
We are the master of our minds, what we can think we can understand, what we understand we are no longer afraid of..
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Depression - Check list http://www.webmd.com/depression/depression-symptom-quiz
Post Partum depression: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/postpartum-depression/DS00546
Help Guide - Relationships- http://www.helpguide.org/mental/improve_relationships.htm
National Institute of Mental Health - http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Parenting Plans - Association of Family Conciliation Courts www.afccnet.org