I have spent the last twenty years working with individuals and families dealing with a variety of complex issues. I believe in a balanced approach to therapy, treating the underlying issues while also creating healthy habits and effective coping skills, I want to help clients build off of their strengths, interests and passions in order to find happiness and fulfillment. I am trained in EMDR and DBT and the balance of both can be very helpful in healing past traumas and developing present and future skills. Lastly I believe that most of our pain comes from our own thoughts. We an have painful life experiences but it is what we tell ourselves, what we think these things mean about us and how worthy of love we are that creates ongoing problems. So the answer, the healing comes from recognizing and challenging those thinking errors and accepting the reality of our experience and all the emotions that come along with it.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCMHC 9047422-6004