I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996, and in private practice since 2003. Prior to 2003, I worked in residential treatment, inpatient acute hospitals, within the school system, in foster care and adoptions, as a consultant, and as an administrator. I have lived and worked in Arizona, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.
I work mainly with cognitive and behavioral therapies. I also use guided imagery and relaxation skills. I think two things are essential for change: identification of the problem (which comes from an individual assessment), and honesty about oneâ€™s goals. I assist people with those steps so that they can work towards their goals. My strengths are that I am forthright, genuine, and honest. I don't give advice, as it is not my place to tell you what to do. I work towards a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship. I can help you make your life more of what you want it to be, to make those changes for yourself.
I want to help people create lives and relationships that are meaningful and enjoyable. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
IN LCSW 34004396A