Tim Skipworth, LMFTA
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I love being a witness to positive change in the lives of individuals and couples I work with.
I enjoy working with individual adults and couples. I've worked with people experiencing various difficulties, including anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, depression, life transitions, difficulty with trust, communication issues, difficulty with vulnerability, low self esteem, and low motivation. I believe in giving people space to process their experiences without judgement or simply saying what I think they want to hear. My clients deserve authenticity and compassion. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is not to blame anyone, but instead to challenge existing patterns of interaction. There are a variety of theories and interventions I use. When working with individuals, I primarily use Solution-Focused and Experiential therapies. The Solution-Focused approach involves shedding light on clients' strengths and helping them make positive shifts in perception. Experiential therapy brings the focus to the here and now, encouraging people to process vulnerable emotions which are often covered up by surface-level emotions. In my work with relationships, I primarily use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which involves deescalating negative interaction cycles, creating a secure bond between partners, and practicing a more vulnerable way of communicating with each other. I am collaborative in that the direction of treatment is informed by your definition of health. I am familiar with my role as therapist, but you are the expert on your life, and I'm not going to make you do anything you don't want to do. The reason I became a therapist is that I want to help people. Life is hard, and it's hard in different ways for everyone. Some people have a known diagnosis that they are working on maintaining. Sometimes people aren't quite sure why they want to come to therapy, but they know they aren't feeling great. Other times, people just want to focus on maintaining their mental health with regular check-ins. I believe that everyone deserves therapy. My main goal is that the people I work with are happy, healthy, and safe. What this looks like may not be the same for every individual or couple I work with. Every person has their own set of emotions when starting therapy. I want this to be a helpful and low-stress experience for you. If you are interested in working with me, I am happy to schedule a free 15-minute consultation. This gives you an opportunity to assess whether we are a good match and we can discuss next steps from there.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Family Conflict
- Men's Issues
- Stress/Stress Management
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Single Parents
- Trauma Survivors
Faith Based Specialties