My Approach to Helping
My goal is to help liberate clients who feel stuck in the repetitive patterns of their past. My healing approach is honest and direct, but also, gentle and compassionate. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment which is grounded in mindbodyspirit awareness. My holistic orientation may include traditional talk therapy, mindfulness, experiential therapies and spirituality work.
More Info About My Practice
I am an Arizona state-licensed therapist with a Master of Counseling degree. I subscribe to an integrative approach which is based on my own life experience. I've been in the recovery world for over 20 years. I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR - Certified, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SPI-Certified and SPI-Approved Consultant), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Internal Family Systems. My professional background includes working in intensive out patient programs (Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd., a renowned Group practice) as well as hospital environments (including Banner Behavioral Health and St. Luke’s Hospital). My passion is in working with trauma and addictions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I feel my gift is in relating psychological issues to what is going on in the nervous system and finding an experiential "power tool" such as EMDR or Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to resolve issues.