I have been practicing as a therapist since 2016 and was licensed in February 2019.
I have a passion for learning how the mind works and how it interacts with many other systems (family, work, body, spirit) to create the individual as a whole. This helps me identify the power emotions and thought have over one’s life.
One of my biggest strengths is identifying what motivates my clients. I use multiple different therapeutic approaches with my clients during each particular session. I attempt to educate my clients and help them understand the intent of the method being utilized or allow them to have a better understanding of their experiences. I find that this gives clients a better long-term ability to utilize the skills I teach.
My approach follows the idea of achieving a stage where my client no longer qualifies for a diagnosis. This means that he or she feels able to handle stressful situations and is no longer controlled by depression, anxiety, or the struggles that lead to seeking help. Additionally, I strive to prepare the client to use and customize the skills they learn during therapy to be able to handle future negative experiences that may arise later in life.
I prefer to work with clients 18 years and older. I have experience working in a hospital setting, as well as with military veterans and clients experiencing trauma, intimacy, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar, family conflict, job dissatisfaction, drug abuse, suicidality and body image issues.