I am an independently licensed professional clinician with 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have experience with both individual and group counseling. Specific areas I have worked in include sex offender treatment, anger management treatment, and relationship/marriage counseling. My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques with facets of Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Therapy.
Clients I have enjoyed working with have had difficulties related to depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, self-esteem, AOD, and trauma. I focus on getting to know my clients, understanding where they are currently, and helping move to where they want to be. I implore listening and constructive feedback to illicit a healthy dialogue that can help in finding the most therapeutic ways of moving forward in treatment.
I work from a perspective that anyone can grow and become better if they become more informed about themselves and are willing to take risks. Empowerment and support can lead to change.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
OH LPCC E.0600267-SUPV