I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I am currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Addiction Counselor. I have worked in a variety of public and private treatment facility offering both mental health and addiction therapy. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client Centered, Schema Therapy, Solution Focused, Trauma-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, as well as others when indicated. My guiding philosophy has always been to "meet you where you are" meaning I base our therapeutic goals and approaches to meet those goals off of individual needs and preferences. I strongly believe everyone experiences events and situations in their own unique way and therefore should be treated with unique approaches designed to achieve their desired goals, not those of the therapist. I have helped individuals process and overcome struggles related to depression, anxiety, substance use, domestic violence and trauma.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Bonnie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Bonnie is excellent at listening and understanding where someone is coming from.
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Bonnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse
I have been speaking to Bonnie for just over a month and I have to say I am immensely grateful for her support and her incredible attention. She has really helped me make some progress and understand where my problems truly were. I cannot thank her enough
Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Bonnie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd