My Approach to Helping
If you are tired of feeling the internal stress that anxiety, trauma causes and depression cause. If you are exhausted from all the images and thoughts of past experiences. If you are ready to break free of the substances you turn to in order to cope with these painful emotions, I can help.
More Info About My Practice
I started my career working with adults and adolescents during some of their lowest moments of experiencing very fragile mental health. Working at inpatient treatment facilities and outpatient clinics, I have immense compassion for people who find themselves in this very vulnerable state, so often due to trauma. For this reason, I decided to specialize in trauma work and sought out further training to offer the best care.
As I delved deeper in working with trauma I realized I was missing a piece in my training. My clients came from situations where they were genuinely trying to develop coping skills to help themselves. In searching for a means to cope, they often turned to an external substance to meet their need. I saw the implicit tie between trauma and addiction. I came to see that the real gateway drug, is trauma. With this observation, I furthered my training by earning credentialing as a SUDP (Substance Use Dependency Professional).
My Role as a Therapist
Is to be in the passenger seat and help navigate; I look for road blocks and detours along the way. You are in the drivers seat and get to determine what we do.