My Approach to Helping
I am a MA, LPCC, and LADC. My diverse training through the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, as well as training through the Mayo Clinic has enriched my understanding of holistic wellness. Additionally I have experience in a wide variety of treatment environments with diverse clientele and understand that treatment is most effective when care is tailored with respect for the individual.
To create this tailored therapeutic approach, I use an eclectic process which draws on cognitive, narrative, and solution focused therapy. I am EMDR trained. Additionally I identify as a creative and write, record, and perform original music with a specialization in recovery music. These modalities allow for me to provide a creative, experiential, compassionate, trauma informed, and person centered approach and therapeutic style.
I specialize in addiction treatment and recovery, and am able to guide you through the initial substance use assessment, all the phases of recovery, and towards ongoing wellness and maintenance. I also have a passion for mental health healing, and am skilled with relationship challenges, familial challenges, families seeking support for their loved ones, self exploration, and trauma.
*** I am a Board Approved Supervisor- For those of you seeking ongoing hours and support in your licensure journey please feel free to contact me to discuss supervisory options.