My Approach to Helping
I believe that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and sometimes get stuck. Using a values-based approach, I work with you to uncover where you feel stuck and what skills and changes may help you live the life you want. I believe the therapeutic connection is highly important and use a mix of humor, directness, and authenticity to create a safe place for us to do this work. I offer compassion, a non-judgmental stance, and excitement to go on this journey with you.
More Info About My Practice
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and am currently going through the process of EMDR certification. I have been practicing for 4.5 years in community mental health with a diverse range of concerns, mental illness, and people.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Let me start by saying not everyone can say they like their job. I am pretty happy I can confidently say I like what I do. I love holding hope for people when they can't seem to find it and giving them the power to feel this hope themselves when they are ready. I love to watch the transformation that can occur through the therapeutic process so that people can be happier, more confident, and their best selves. I love to watch people become the person they weren't sure they could ever be. I have to say I have a pretty cool job and get to interact with some pretty cool people.