My Approach to Helping
Each person has the gifts needed to take on any challenge. Sometimes people just need a little help unlocking those gifts. That is where I come in. I am here to support and empower you from the very first counseling session.
A licensed marriage and family therapist and a chemical dependency counselor, I work with individuals and couples on a variety of issues. Some include conflict, sexual or parenting issues, and those struggling with addiction and dealing with the criminal justice system. I also work individually with clients struggling with dependency in areas of opioids, stimulants, cannabinoids, and alcohol use disorders, and those struggling with anxiety, depression, physical trauma, and emotional abuse. I have worked with various faiths and sexual orientations. I am not here to judge you. I want to help you create positive change using the tools you already have inside of you.
I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including private practice, a public mental health agency, and the criminal justice system. I have supervised counselors and developed treatment programs including trauma-informed group programs, cognitive-behavioral groups, and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment offerings. I have more than 15 years of experience.
I take an interactive approach to therapy, treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Together, we will focus on your needs and skills. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems, and dialectical behavioral techniques. I will tailor dialogue and treatment to your unique needs and goals.
It is not always easy to take that first step in receiving therapy. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. You can do this. I am here to help.