I love people! As a trained counselor I have experienced working with a diverse population with a variety of psychological concerns such as but not limited to:
Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement, disordered body and body image concerns, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, suicidal ideation, marital problems, etc.
I consider myself an eclectic and collaborative therapist. I use four main theories to form my
therapeutic frame. I pull strongly from CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) , and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). I am advanced trained in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and love using this creative modality for quick relief from trauma and PTSD. Additional frameworks are often brought in for reference and use during my work. With these theories as my frame, I am able to take a client centered approach in which I rely on the unique characteristics of the client to adapt my counseling to best fit their needs. In therapy, I am not a judge or a decision maker. I believe that we all have the answers we need, sometimes we just need help sorting through them or identifying what some of those solutions can be. I work with a humanistic and systemic approach, looking at how the problem is not only affecting the person, but their family, their work environment, habitat, etc.; conversely, looking at how the problem, work environment, habitat, and family are affecting the person. I take a non-judgmental, curious approach to therapy to gain insights into my client’s values, beliefs, and goals. Counseling is a collaborative interaction with a counselor to help foster better relationships, better communication, greater understanding of self, strategies for self-care, and in making choices that are more consistent with your values and goals. Therapeutic change cannot occur without the investment of the client.