My Approach to Helping
My personal motto is: Heal, Grow, Lead.
I’ve been practicing medical social work since 2013, and began working as a peer counselor in 2006. I won’t be shocked or overwhelmed by anything you share. I’ve seen it all in real time- unfolding in an ER, ICU or NICU. If you need to speak frankly, we might be a good fit. I don’t flinch- I try to help.
I know how to navigate the health insurance network, and I can help you maximize your benefits for optimal biopsychosocial health. I have experience related to substance abuse treatment, family systems, trauma, grief, adjustment challenges, crisis management, intimate partner violence, and co-dependence. I work from a foundation of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a trauma-informed lens. I employ strategies congruent to virtual services such as solution-focused, existential and narrative modalities.
As a therapist, I strive to provide unconditional acceptance of you. Our time together will begin with a thorough psychosocial-spiritual assessment, developing a clear understanding of your goals and a timeline related to those goals. I’m here to support you, to equip you. I might be the therapist, but I know that it’s you doing the work.
I like to start each session by agreeing upon a goal to accomplish for that session, and then check in with your overall goals for therapy. My hope is to provide you with a measurable sense that each session was worth your time, attention, and self-reflection.
I know what it means to feel helpless, and burnt out. I have turned to therapy for redirection and renewal and I know firsthand how transformative this process can be. I will work to help you build the necessary strategy and support network to reach your goal. My approach is highly individualized. We can meet weekly and do our work during that time. I can also provide you with a personalized set of learning resources for accelerated or hyper-focused work. I have flexible hours and want to create a plan that works for you.