Approach & Background
I'm familiar with most theoretical approaches and customize strategies to fit whatever works best for the client. Emphasis is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy---believing that mindfulness and self-awareness are at the core of any changes to be made.
With a positive outlook and focus on wellness, I offer kind and direct encouragement to take an honest and realistic inventory of self. I help explore the impact of one's history, relationships, and life experiences... which are directly influencing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the present moment. This insightful awareness and connecting the dots help facilitate clarity. This can lead to increased mindfulness, resolving issues, fulfilling ones needs and goals, enhancing strengths, and living your best possible life.
I support the inclusion of all aspects of one's experiences, and will help make peace with the past, cultivate acceptance, learn lots of effective coping skills, and move forward.
Education includes a Masters in Counseling Psychology and coursework completed for a Masters in Sociology. Work experience includes several years of serving and empowering children, teens, adults, and families via mental health clinics, school-based sites, and community-based non-profit organizations. I love my job and feel that I was born
to be a Therapist ~