My Approach to Helping
As a trauma therapist, I focus on integrating treatment modalities that are trauma informed and specific to each client's unique needs. I use a relational lens to work toward healing both development trauma as well as military trauma. I am Navy veteran who has deployed on ships and worked with Marines.
More Info About My Practice
My practice has evolved over the last 13 years to explore more relational concepts and address attachment issues within psychotherapy. One step in the process has been to pursue my doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania to push my clinical skills to new limits. My dissertation will be focused on creating a therapeutic farm model to treat female veterans with PTSD.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as therapist is to work with my clients to address the issues that are impacting their lives. I do not see myself as the "expert" per say, but as a guide in the process of learning how to reach a place of acceptance and meet the unique goals of each person. We work as a team and our interactions help create an atmosphere of healing.