My Approach to Helping
I have been providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for 22 years. By utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I assist my clients with exploration of their thoughts and feelings and how these impact behavior. I encourage my clients to explore their beliefs and world view and identify maladaptive coping skills. The goal is to develop a healthy lifestyle. Together we explore how individuals adopt their current lifestyle, what needs they were attempting to fulfill, and how and what they would like to change. Through the therapeutic relationship individuals become empowered to create a new life narrative.
I offer individuals the opportunity to self-explore and identify the barriers that are impeding growth. Barriers arise due to past experiences and unhealthy self-management skills that may have been developed due to trauma, substance abuse and mental health issues. I am certified in providing treatment for trauma related disorders, DBT and EMDR informed.
Collaboration, support, and healthy relationships are key components of my approach to therapy. I work with my clients to identify and process emotions in the here and now. Recovery is a collaborative effort that occurs within a healthy therapeutic relationship.