Hi! My name is Aurora and I am so glad you have made the decision to seek help to improve your life. I know the decision to reach out can be anxiety provoking and I aim to help put your mind at ease. I began my career as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor and quickly fell in love with the work. I began to notice that many of the people I was working with had troubles that went much further than addiction, and I would have to further my education to best serve them. I returned to school and earned my Master's in Social Work. Since that time, I have had the great fortune to continue learning and gain certifications/training in several areas including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Grief Counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and several others. My work experience has included providing substance use education in the community and in jails, providing therapy in correctional, residential and outpatient settings for conditions ranging to substance use disorders to severe persistent mental illness. My approach to therapy is to be compassionate, kind, non-judgmental, and to try to have as much fun as possible while doing very difficult work at times. I like to envision the therapeutic relationship as two people being on a journey together. You are the Captain of the ship, I am the Navigator. You tell me where you want to go and I will plot a course using evidence based practices as maps. I will point out potential storms and provide you with skills to weather those storms if they are unavoidable. The journey towards a life worth living can be arduous, and I would be delighted to join you on that adventure.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #9249072-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Extremely helpful and emotionally supportive. Has great knowledge and encourages positive change.
Aurora has done a great job at helping me see my life from a different perspective and my happiness and relationship satisfaction has improved.
Very helpful therapy during a difficult time in my life.
Aurora is great! She listens, looks for solutions, give great advice in a very neutral way. She is very responsive and nonjudgmental. I’ve enjoyed my time with her.