My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of West Virginia with over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I completed a Master’s of Social Work degree at Columbia University in 2000 and since then have had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, and adults in residential, hospital, private practice and community mental health settings. I am experienced in individual, group, family and couples' psychotherapy with a wide range of focus areas including depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, life transitions, LGBTQIA2s+ issues, relationship struggles and addiction.
I use evidence-based treatment such as hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I am a Certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist and I offer programming for weight release and smoking cessation.
More Info About My Practice
It's not just about losing the COVID-19 pounds or getting ready for bathing suit season....It's not just about looking good for that wedding or fitting in your old jeans....It's about being ready to BREAK FREE from dieting traps and deprivation mindsets...it's about true healing of mind, body and spirit.
TRIM-LIFE® is a six-week integrative medical weight management program offered in a shared appointment setting. It is taught by Wellness Institute professionals, therapists and medical personnel who have been trained to help their clients discover the underlying emotional eating issues that may have been plaguing them all of their lives.
Through hypnotherapy and hypnosis, you will learn powerful techniques to relax and deal with stress without eating; Discover what you are really hungry for; Increase your metabolism and motivation for physical activity through hypnosis; Discover and heal your emotional eating habits; Discover the hidden shadow parts that are holding you back from being successful in life; Help you to extinguish your most intense food cravings once and for all; Help you to eliminate procrastination and perfectionism — And so much more!
Included in this 6-week program are materials for the class including Trim-Life workbook, Breaking Free From the Victim Trap Book, Trim Life Book, audio recordings for at-home study, 5 free support group sessions and 1 free individual hypnotherapy session!
(Content contributors to TRIM-LIFE include the Cleveland Clinic, a licensed provider of the TRIM-LIFE weight release program.)