My Approach to Helping
My goal as a clinician is to facilitate the change a client is ready to make in their lives. Clients enter treatment with varying levels of readiness to commit to change. Therapy is an endeavor in which one can explore their ambivalence, construct personal and interpersonal goals, build a more stable sense of identity, and devise the steps needed to achieve their objectives. I take a strength-based approach to increasing client's resiliency towards meeting the many challenges that life poses. I view the therapeutic alliance as empowering and collaborative, involving a mutual effort between the therapist and the client in reconciling the differences between who the client is with whom she or he wishes to be.
I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology and am working towards licensure in the state of Wisconsin. I provide psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults with a range of clinical needs, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, identity development, interpersonal challenges, trauma, psychosis, substance use, and stress-related difficulties. I take an eclectic approach to treatment, integrating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and humanistic techniques. In other words, I am flexible in my work with clients and meet them where they are. I see the working relationship as the primary vehicle of change.
I also provide psychological evaluations to individuals across the lifespan for a variety of referral reasons. I am currently an instructor with the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology and teach courses in psychological assessment.