My Approach to Helping
My goal is to offer a welcoming and safe space where clients feel empowered, validated, and understood. I come from a "judgment free" position where together the client and I will examine behaviors and events contributing to the client's areas of concern. We will collaborate to create and define therapeutic goals based on the client's individual experiences. This is done using the most appropriate method for each client. Some of those approaches include Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
More Info About My Practice
I am also a certified divorce mediation counselor. Divorce mediation provides an opportunity for both sides to be heard in a respectful and confidential setting. Divorce mediation fees are set up to pay as you go, hefty retainers are not required. While I do not accept insurance for therapeutic treatment, I will happily provide any information that your insurance company requires for "out of network" reimbursement. If you would like to understand why I do not take insurances, please ask. I will consider a sliding scale to qualified clients. I am a Clinical Fellow with AAMFT.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Blended families, anxiety, depression, grandparents raising grandchildren, and LGBTQ+ issues are just a sample of areas I've worked on with clients. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, families, couples, and groups. I have extensive work with court-ordered mediation counseling.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy can be a very successful tool when one is feeling unsettled. There are any number of reasons someone might want to talk with a therapist such as loss, life changes, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges to name a few. Participating in therapy allows the client to face roadblocks, take action, or build acceptance in a healthy, creative way. Negative moments and poor decisions don't define someone - it's not about someone falling apart, but instead finding a way to pull it together.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about this profession is the idea that when we are broken and reaching out for help, someone is reaching back to us. You are not alone in the moments that are most scary. As a therapist, I'm humbled when a client trusts me - when I'm allowed the privilege of listening, empathizing, and working creatively with clients to help them find a place of peace and security.