Life is too short not to enjoy it. Part of life is learning from our experiences, failures, and accomplishments. Our experiences play an important part in our development and can have both a positive and negative impact. People can begin to think negatively after experiencing failure, hardship, and transition. Therapy can provide support during challenging times, and help individuals overcome negative thought and feelings. Therapy can offer empathy and insight that we may not be able to achieve from other relationships. In other words therapy can provide an objective standpoint.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, I began my career working with adults suffering from severe mental illnesses such as Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Grief and Loss, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorders. Over the years, I have worked with children, couples, and parents. I developed and enhanced my knowledge in working with adult clients. I specialize in treating complicated and childhood trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, boundary setting, parenting, relationship building, conflict resolution, and substance abuse issues. I use a range of modalities and theoretical orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic, Harm Reduction, and Solution Focused Therapy. I have completed the in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training through the HAP program, and I offer EMDR Therapy to my clients.
Becoming a therapist and joining the field of helpers was appealing to me because I enjoy working with people and have genuine regard for their well-being. I am both a therapist and human with my clients. I believe people can change and overcome their struggles through insight and knowledge. I am strength based in my style. I tailor my therapy to the individual and respect the relationships I form with each of my clients. I am committed to assisting my clients find happiness. Growth is achievable.