Maryann Stigen, MA, LMHCA, CSAT-Candidate | Specialties

 

Areas of Expertise/Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sex and Porn Addiction
  • Couples Counseling
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Coaching
  • Individual Counseling
  • Spiritual Development
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Personal Development
  • Relationship Issues
  • Codependency
  • Grief and Loss

Sex and Porn Addiction

You are not your addiction and you were not created to be enslaved and powerless. Utilizing my training through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, we will identify the origins of the issue, assess for trauma and attachment style, and work through performable tasks that will equip and enable you to increase positive behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors.

Couples Counseling

Utilizing my training experience through The Gottman Institute, we will identify the needs of each individual and gain clarity into what is needed within the relationship. The most important thing to remember is that as a couple, you are on the same team; you are not against each other, you are for each other.

Together we will learn new and effective ways of communicating, identify boundaries within the relationship, and address any maladaptive behaviors or unresolved hurts that need to be acknowledged and given attention.

Trauma

Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and will vary for each individual. Most of us have experienced some form of trauma in our lives, and often the most healing experience we can have is sharing that pain with someone else and allowing our hurt to be validated, heard, and processed. I will provide you with a safe and compassionate space for you to encounter understanding and tools for moving through the trauma to a state of healing.

Spiritual Development

I firmly believe that our spiritual health is inextricably connected to our mental and emotional health. Have you suffered spiritual abuse in the past? Or perhaps you have never been sure of what you believe, with all of the conflicting messages out there. I believe that God is big enough to handle all of our questions, doubts, insufficiencies, and experiences. Allow me to walk alongside you as we seek God together for the individualized and purposeful plan He has specifically tailored for your life.

Anxiety

It seems to come naturally for us to worry, doesn’t it? In fact, sometimes it seems as though if we worry enough about an issue, then we have more control over the outcome. And yet, research does not support the idea that the more we worry, the longer or better we live. In fact, stress and feelings of being out of control are not only harmful to our physical health, but they also keep us operating out of a place of fear instead of a place of freedom, as God intended us to.

Together, let’s identify and address those fears and consider methods for combatting automatic negative thoughts, refuting false beliefs, and ultimately equip you to fully trust a capable God of caring for you and providing for your needs, while developing your own toolbox for looking at life through a different, more effective lens.