My Approach to Helping
To be human is to suffer. We all struggle from time to time, and whether that struggle is emotional, relational, behavioral, or motivational in nature it can lead to feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Our children and adolescents face difficult challenges daily. Parenting is arguably the most difficult job in the world. Parents hurt when their children hurt, and even more so when they are unsure how to best help their child. Relationships with others seem to face more challenges than ever before. As the Clinical Director of Compass Youth & Family Psychological Services, I lead a clinical team that provides empathy, understanding, and guidance through life's challenges. Our focus is not to merely treat symptoms. Rather, our focus is to assist children and families to live a more value-driven, meaningful, and vital life.
As a clinician, my primary theoretical orientation is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am also trained and skilled in several other evidence-based treatment models. I believe just as every individual, relationship, and family is different treatment should be flexible to meet those needs and differences. As such I utilize my training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Systemic Family Therapy, and other evidenced-based treatment models to meet my clients' needs.