My Approach to Helping
I have spent five years working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I have also worked with college students on adjustment to life issues where we worked on everything from leaving home for the first time to how to share with a loved one their true sexual orientation. It was an honor to also work alongside people with housing insecurity and the stress that kind of uncertainty can bring into a person's life. Through these experiences I have worked with people on all aspects of how trauma can present, often including coping with lingering anxiety, depression, or grief. My approach to all these concerns is typically oriented in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I especially find the cognitive piece important to dig into unhelpful thoughts that we all struggle with from time to time. I also have a lot of experience helping people plan for safety, whether that means from an abusive partner or financial planning. I believe meeting people where they are at is the most important part of what I do. I strive to listen to how people have been successful in the past so that we can work together to bring healing and success into their lives again.