My Approach to Helping
I believe that counseling is a collaborative effort between me and the individual or family. I use a strength based approach to assist and support people in reaching their goals and living their life to the fullest. In the over 10 years that I have worked with individuals and families; I have found it most rewarding when people have obtained their self identified goals. It is important to get know the individuals or families and utilize techniques that meet their individual needs. The common themes in all my interventions are compassion, empathy and using their own strengths . I feel that it is important that people are able to find their voice and tell their own story. I provide services focused around Trauma and Grief and Loss.
I predominately use EMDR while working with clients that have experienced Trauma. I recognize that Trauma symtpoms present differently in every person and each person has different needs, so I am able to use a range of techniques that would best fit that individual. I am also trained in Trauma - Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Schema Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)