My Approach to Helping
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a CADC-II (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) with over 15 years of professional experience in addiction and recovery, a Certified Specialist in Anger Management, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I believe that building a rapport is the most important aspect of the therapeutic connection between therapist and patient. I will meet you where you are at! If you are unsure of therapy, we will explore it together and I will assist you on your therapeutic journey! I use a humanistic and cognitive-behavioral model that puts the patient first and includes CBT, ACT, IPT, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing. I am here to help you cope with whatever you are experiencing no matter how big or small! I have worked with an array of patients from adolescents to elderly to those in the foster care system, corrections and justice system, detox, residential and outpatient centers, private practice settings, and in-home care. I currently work with adults, first responders, law enforcement, and with those suffering from chronic pain, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, mental and emotional disturbances, change of life transitions, relationship problems, intra and interpersonal issues, trauma, anger, and just every day stresses! I have experience delivering evidenced-based therapies in individual and group therapy, including providing individual short-term and long-term psychotherapy, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Whether you are new to the therapy process or if you are in search of a new therapist, I am here to help guide you on this path!