My Approach to Helping
My former principal once described me as a “natural born” teacher. But I like to think of myself as a “natural born” student. Over the years, I have grown to love the process of examining underlying causalities that often inflict an individual’s mental health and learning how to apply therapeutic principles to assist with healing deficits and improving functioning. My expertise lies in the areas of working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (may be transitioning from acute psychiatric hospitalization), substance abuse, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and at-risk youth.
I believe that recovery from mental illness or decreasemanagement of symptom impairments is likely if services rendered utilize evidence-based treatment modalities. The process of therapy is to help patients identify problems and the thoughts that cause them, and then to help them change thoughts through thought-challenging and behavior experiments.
I have a proven track record of assisting individuals with developing skills necessary to support symptom management and reduction by identifying and addressing underlying causal factors that contribute to deterioration in functional ability. My goal is to assist individuals maximizing their ability to live, socialize, learn, in communities of their choice.