My Approach to Helping
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems you face. Therapy enables you to become more of an expert on the situation you are facing, to find the best way to cope with your challenges, and to live a fulfilling life.
Since each person is unique and their goals and hopes are also, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t make sense for the majority of people. Because of this I draw on a handful of techniques and approaches that have strong scientific backing, the best available research and that align with your preferences, culture, and uniqueness.
People who feel safe and trust their therapist are able to address the difficult issues that kept them from their goals.
That’s why, before we start any therapy, we will meet and take the time to talk about your situation and what my approach might look like. There’s no charge for this first visit, this is our chance to see if it makes sense to work together.
More Info About My Practice
After graduating with a Masters in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2012, I worked with military veterans with mental illness, as well as with missionaries on furlough and in-country.
Upon moving to Lawrence in 2013, I began working in the community mental health setting, serving those with severe and persistent mental illness and had the great pleasure of serving high-school students in Lawrence through the WRAP program.
Since January 2018, I have again moved into private practice and enjoy the privilege of serving youth, adults, couples, and families. Through this journey, I have had the opportunity to work closely with those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance use, grief & loss, and trauma.
Youth and young adults with mood disorders (such as anxiety, depression, disruptive mood dysregulation, etc.)
Gender and sexual identity issues
Couples and families struggling with relationship issues
Mental illness within the family