My Approach to Helping
"Either walk inside your story and own it or stand out of your story and hustle for worthiness." (Brene Brown)
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 in Indiana 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 trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) to assist clients in moving through the emotional expression of trauma . I utilize dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to assist people in learning how increase resilience and build a "life experienced as worth living."
I have extensive experience working with individuals with trauma histories and require assistance in allowing the past to remain in the past 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 "just fitting in."
Trauma comes in many forms and sizes, and it changes how the way the brain functions and develops, how memories are stored in the brain 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.