My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, I feel the beginning stages of a therapeutic relationship are the most crucial aspects of successful therapy. I strive to create a safe and comfortable space to work together with the client to implement and achieve therapeutic goals and healing.
Everyone has strengths, but it can be challenging to notice them during difficult times. It is my job to bring to light the strengths and resources the client already has while simultaneously bringing awareness to the connection between the ways heshe thinks, behaves, and feels. I often tell clients they are the experts of their own lives. I am simply here to guide you along your journey to help you become the person you want to be.
More Info About My Practice
I earned a bachelors degree from Purdue University with a major in psychological sciences and went on to complete my Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University.
I have experience providing counseling services to adolescents, teenagers, and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient community mental health settings. Applying a strength-based approach, I work to meet the individual needs of each client through consistent assessment and evaluation. A few of the approaches I utilize most often are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Person-Centered Therapy.
It can be difficult to work on mental health issues if physical health is lacking. I am an advocate for making personal health a priority and I, myself, try to implement this into my daily routine. Outside of the office, I enjoy being physically active (both in the gym and outdoors), cooking new recipes, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Specialties: Including but not limited to Individual, TeenAdolescent, Relationship Issues, Coping, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Life Transitions, AngerStress Management, Grief and Loss, Peer Relationships, Impulse Control, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm Behaviors, Career Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Addiction, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Identity Development, Domestic Violence, Women's and Men's issues, Dual Diagnosis, Sexual Identity, Sleep and Insomnia, Wellness and Self-Care