Life is consistently challenging all of us in a variety of ways. Whether the difficulties involve a major loss or transition, or conflicts with spouses, partners, children or work, everyone occasionally needs help to sort through our experiences and ensure we progress down a healthy path. As someone who has been on both sides of therapy, I understand the benefits of the therapeutic relationship and am honored to help people move toward a healthier outlook on life.
I believe that all of us are individuals with our own distinct, and sometimes complex, circumstances. I pride myself in creating a supportive, nonjudgmental space that allows clients to freely, and confidentially explore their struggles. After carefully listening to clients and establishing a strong therapeutic alliance, I collaborate with the client to develop a plan based on their individual needs.
My work is grounded in a Client-Centered, Strength-Based model of counseling, using a holistic set of techniques to fit each individual. Through our work together, we work to raise the client’s self – awareness, understand feelings, recognize patterns, clarify goals, improve coping skills, identify and nurture personal strengths and promote growth and healing.
I have 12 years of clinical experience and have worked in university counseling centers, community mental health centers, and the private practice setting with individuals, couples, and families. I have extensive experience in treating clients with anxiety, mood, and personality disorders, abuse recovery, ADHD, grief and loss, and women’s issues. I additionally specialize in working with members of the LBGTQ community and individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS.
Counseling Approaches: Client-Centered, Strength Based Counseling & Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Years of Experience: 12