My Approach to Helping
Have you been the victim of a crime? Are you depressed? Do you feel empty inside or strive for meaning in your life? You are certainly not alone (although it can feel that way). I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist, and Clinically Certified Supervisor with over18 years experience treating the victims and perpetrators of crime, victims of trauma, the depressed, intellectually disabled and especially those looking for meaning and purpose in their lives. My experience runs from the school, corrections, and mental health systems through training in Jungian, mindfulness, dream work and alternative interventions.
I provide a warm, non-judgmental, safe and caring environment where you can be free and encouraged to become your best self; the person you always wanted and deserve to be. My approach focuses on identifying and removing the obstacles to your personal, psychological and spiritual unfolding.
More Info About My Practice
All of us are born into or thrust into situations that are not our doing. Sometimes we make choices that turn out not to be in our best interests. An important part of therapy is timing. We can become stuck in the past or terrified to move into the future. While we are pushed by the past and pulled by the future it is our present moment that most influences our lives. Learning from the past, honoring it and setting our sites ahead to be the people we want to be is the goal of my approach.
I am also licensed to provide clinical supervision and am currently taking applicants for both individual and group supervision.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy is a unique relationship where and individual can feel safe, free and empowered to share things they fear, are ashamed of or embarassed about. It is a relationship within which they can feel safe, respected and valued. It is a place where they can experiment with new "selves", explore their pasts, discover being "in the moment", set and accomplish goals for their future. It is a place of exploration and empowerment. It is a place to purify, clease, purge and release. It is an experience unique to the person experiencing it and designed for that person, with that person, to meet the unique needs and desires of that person. It is a process that has always been available in some form through the ages whether by elders, shamans, or wise women; only now combined with the wisdom of science, research and experience. Psychotherapy is always a collaborative effort and I believe everyone involved in this process is changed for the better as a result of it.