My Approach to Helping
Our problems can change when we view them through a new therapeutic lens. Is there something preventing you from living your life goals or finding happiness? Working with me, clients are empowered to make meaningful change in a safe and supportive environment. Together, we can explore what is holding you back from your life goals.
I am experienced in helping clients with relationship struggles, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and parenting challenges. My modalities for therapy include family systems, EMDR, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and interpersonal neurobiology.
Are you overcome with anxiety in work or life situations? Are you struggling with cooperation from your children? Do you find it hard to emotionally regulate while trying to communicate with your partner or as a parent? There are many ways we can problem solve together to help increase positive interactions with the most important areas in your life.
More Info About My Practice
In addition to my work at Foundations Counseling, I work at the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health on parenting interventions with military families and couples on evidence-based practices and techniques. As an Army brat myself, I am passionate about the needs of military families and understand the stresses of deployments and reintegrations.
Being a therapist is a second career for me. I have worked in journalism and health care, helping me understand work-life balance issues. I am comfortable helping my clients explore religious and spiritual influences. I am open and affirming of the full range of gender and spiritual identities.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Many people and friends ask all the time, "What do you do as a therapist? How does talking help?" My first response is to thank them for asking the question, because it's natural to be be curious about the therapy process. Psychotherapy, when performed with a trained professional, can help people think about their experiences in different ways they may not have before. An example would be, take a moment to remember the first time you accomplished an exciting goal. Take a few more minutes to imagine what you felt in your body at the time, where did you feel that sense of accomplishment? How did you use your natural strengths and intuition to accomplish the goal? Let's use some of those same feelings of empowerment to face your struggles today.