My Approach to Helping
I am someone who will meet you where you are; I will take the time to learn about you so that I can best help you in reaching your goals. I am a catalyst for your healing process.
I have been practicing as a mental health therapist since 1998 and received my original license in 2003; I have also been licensed as a clinical addictions’ counselor since 2010. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) to challenge negative thoughts and to create current, supportive self-statements that allow an individual to live a self-fulfilling lifestyle. I am also practicing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) to assist clients in moving through emotional expression and change the self’s core belief. I utilize dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to assist people in learning how to manage intense emotional responses.
I have extensive experience working with individuals with traumatic histories and require assistance in leaving the past behind them and creating a mind body experience that supports who they are developing into as individuals. I work well with individuals who are transitioning into adulthood and struggling with emotional development; problem solving; learning how to belong rather than settling for "fitting in." Individuals who want to learn how to become "unstuck" in memories that need to be processed in order to let go.
Trauma comes in many forms and sizes, and it changes how the way the brain functions, how memories are kept and how memories can cause problems in present situations. Learning to let go of the emotional impact of those memories is the key to healing.