Licensed Professional Counselor
Throughout life, many of us will experience some sort of emotional issue. Some we can handle on our own, and others we may want to explore on a deeper level with a specialist. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, a challenging transition, or just the day-to-day stress of managing life, we’ll work together to find the solutions that will ease your symptoms and, most importantly, help you heal and grow. I can provide the tools you need to overcome barriers, cope with uncomfortable emotions and move forward in a healthy way. Whether you are 5 or 95, my approach is straight forward, positive, structured and centers around creating a safe, nurturing environment where you will see self-growth and improvement in your life. I look forward to working with those who are brave enough to face these issues head on, and to explore some of the underlying reasons why these issues have manifested.
I provide individual counseling for children through adults. I am trained in a variety of empirically supported psychological treatments including, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, DBT(dialectical behavior therapy), Coaching and several others. I have a passion for treating trauma related issues. As an expert in trauma and PTSD, I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certified clinician. I am also trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
We all need help sometimes. When you need help you want someone who understands, someone you resonate with, and someone who knows how to help. Looking for support and guidance is courageous and I would be honored to co-create the next steps in your life journey. I want you to leave my office with tangible skills, feeling stronger, more resilient, self-aware, and hopeful about your future.
In addition to being a licensed professional counselor I also am a certified addiction counselor. I provide services to both adolescents and adults affected with substance use disorder and addiction. I assess the effects that addiction has on physical, emotional, and mental health. The primary purpose of treatment is to address the negative impact addiction has on daily functioning. Unhealthy choices and behaviors are explored and then replaced with new coping strategies which promote healthier lifestyle choices. I work together with each individual to establish both short and long term recovery goals in an effort to reinforce positive behavior change.
School based therapist:
Provided individual and group therapy within a school focused on mental health and social skills, parental support and coaching and suicidal assessment.
Worked with children of all ages and needs who had been impacted by trauma and familial dysfunction. Provided individual counseling and trauma assessments for refugees and foster children.