My Approach to Helping
My approach to the therapeutic process is transparent, concrete, and interactive. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to attend to discriminate patterns, affirm your innate strength and ability to persist, and assist you in creating options available to solve challenges you face. The goal of these interventions are to assist your sense of efficacy and bolster your esteem to be able to continue managing your life as you adapt and modify to unexpected challenges and changes.
Within my practice of adult psychotherapy, I emphasize the importance of role reconciliation and optimal performance. I offer a space to negotiate and make room for the multiple roles you carry as you reconcile challenges and waver between identities to meet personal, relational, cultural, and community needs that foster greater self-acknowledgment and acceptance, autonomy, and universality rather than division and helplessness.
Similarly, I practice child adolescent therapy from ages 5-17. I heavily integrate family therapy in child and adolescent treatment as positive reinforcement and assurance to children that the family unit is their primary support. Likewise, I affirm the role of guardianship parenthood as integral to treatment and symptom management.
My past work experience includes adult psychotherapy with co-occurring diagnoses, mood disorders, substance use issues, relational conflict, and cognitive remediation for traumatic acquired brain injuries (TBI ABI). I also have experience working with the LGBTQ population.