My Approach to Helping
I believe that no one is beyond hope, and by changing the way we tell our stories, we can change the way we see ourselves and the effect we have on the world. I encourage clients to define what wellness looks like for themselves and help them find the path to physical, mental health, relational, and spiritual wellness.
I use a variety of techniques including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to change the way that people conceptualize themselves and the world around them, correct faulty thinking and provide new tools for emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #25) with a Master's degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and 16 years of experience working as a professional counselor. I started my career in Utah with the Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually. After moving to the desert 10 years ago, I worked in substance abuse and sex addiction rehabilitation centers for many years.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and I have many years of experience treating sexual addiction and sexual offending. I also work with people struggling with anxiety and depression.