I view the counseling relationship as caring and trusting. The counselor is responsible for providing a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you, the client can explore and identify present problematic areas. My staff and I can then help you to address these needs by developing goals for future improvement and then provide you with the knowledge and insight to move toward these goals in an orderly fashion.
To maintain your confidentiality, I will not initiate any conversation with you in a different environment outside of counseling unless you first initiate conversation with me. Although the sessions can be very intimate, the relationship is professional rather than personal.
Your mind, body and spirit play a very important role in your life. The mind is an important tool that can make or break the way you feel about yourself. Your body - temporary home- has been growing and shifting since birth! If it is not maintained, given nutrients, water and substance, it can affect your mind greatly. Your spirit dwells in your body and mind. All three are meant to work together in harmony for your ultimate well being.
Again, when your mind, body and spirit are not in line, your entire outlook on life can be affected. You may question why you can't find happiness, why are you feeling sick, angry or depressed or wonder what you can do to improve your life.
My number one goal during our counseling/client relationship is to help you become a better you by providing you with the necessary skills and tools to get there.
Alberta, a native of Monroe, Louisiana is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of ABG Counseling and Career Consulting LLC. Alberta served in the capacity of Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness and Sourcing Recruiter for a fortune 150 telecommunications company. Also, Alberta served as a Career Advisor and Director of Career Connections for a local college, the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Passions: Alberta enjoys helping individuals with life and career choices, professional photography and composition(Attractions by Alberta LLC), computers/technology(gadget lover), music and performing arts and supporting the military. She is a motivational speaker for several schools, colleges, and events.
M.Ed., Community Counseling, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Licensed Professional Counselor (#4678) LPC Board of Examiners
National Certified Counselor (#261121)
Specialties: Mental Health and Career Counseling, Career and Professional Development, Life Coaching, Training, Leadership, Non-profits, Relationships with Corporate and Small Businesses, Creative and Original Ideas and Strategic Planning
LCA ( Louisiana Counseling Association)
NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers)
NCDA (National Career Development Association)
University Health Conway Board of Directors, Christopher House Board Member, Monroe Symphony Orchestra Board Member, Go Red for Women, Military - FRG Leader, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
ABG Counseling and Career Consulting LLC
Mental Health/Life Coaching