My Approach to Helping
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, I provide counseling to individuals and couples. My approach to counseling integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Mindfulness in a Solution-Focused framework. I will collaborate with you to understand your problems within the context of your life.
My areas of clinical interest include anxiety, panic, grief, social-skills development , and life transitions. I love working with people to introduce ways of understanding their problems from a biological standpoint, and to discover effective methods of coping with challenges. When we understand how you experience the perception of a problem in the moment, we can work together to meet your desired outcomes.
I have a strong background in cognitive psychology, providing me with a keen understanding of how human perception works within the framework of communication, and how errors in communication occur within this inherently faulty system of perception. I utilize principles of philosophy to expand upon ways in which you perceive problems and experience a sense of agency when managing them. I can help you to recognize errors in communication, how they contribute to the problems you are experiencing, and what your options are moving forward to experience the outcome you desire.
I may assign tasks or reading to be completed outside of therapy, and when appropriate I use assessment tools to gather additional information as needed. I provide brief or long-term therapy, with the length of treatment varying from person to person.