My Approach to Helping
I work with adults and adolescents who feel overwhelmed, have relationship challenges, or are struggling to move forward after a painful life event or trauma. When we avoid facing distressing emotions or experiences, it can create more chaos in our lives leading to feelings of hopelessness and more pain. In therapy, we will explore together how your past experiences are impacting your present and potentially inhibiting you from the personal growth you strive for. You will learn ways to share your emotions and needs, develop healthy ways to cope with life’s challenge and improve your overall well-being.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, I understand the complexities of how trauma impacts the brain and body. I am also working toward an advanced certification in sexual and relational trauma through the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Through this continued education I have advanced training in the treatment of betrayal trauma that results from intimate partner betrayal. I've also received advanced training in problematic sexual behaviors and know the devastating toll these patterns can have on romantic relationships and feelings of self-worth. I can help lead you forward on a path toward healing and hope.
Through my practice I have learned to appreciate how one individual’s challenges can impact family dynamics and relationships. This experience with family healing allows me to examine the familial perspective and guide towards healing as a family unit. Reach out and get started on your path toward healing today!