Asking for help can be one of the hardest and most vulnerable decisions in life. I am honored when others allow me to be part of their journey. My goal as a therapist is to meet people where they’re at. What this means is that whatever someone’s goals are, or if they don’t yet know what they are, I will join them and provide them the tools to support their movement forward. I provide people a space where they can explore their thoughts and feelings safely and without judgement. I aim to be culturally sensitive and educated regarding race, religion, gender identity, income, and circumstances. What this means is that I acknowledge my limitations in experiences, and recognize that others know themselves best, and this guides treatment.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 12-years, primarily with the underserved and vulnerable population. I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). My other specialties include the treatment of complex and acute trauma, self-esteem issues, anger management, and communication/relational issues, with an emphasis on adults who have relational issues with their own parents. The foundation of my treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a focus on challenging negative thinking patterns, typically resulting in reduced symptoms, as well as an increase in confidence. I also integrate a strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, some DBT skills, and mindfulness-based tools into my practice.