My Approach to Helping
Even the best mountain climbers need help to get to the top sometimes. The mountains of life look different for everyone--grief, trauma, anxiety, feeling lost--but one thing remains the same: they feel impossible.
Imagine the bitter climb to the peak, full of scrapes and bruises, feeling like the steep twisting trail will never end. Picture yourself standing at the summit, filling your lungs with the sweet air of victory. See the treacherous trail behind you, and think to yourself “I did it!”
No matter your mountain, you can feel that fresh breath filling your soul. You are a conqueror, and I’m honored to climb with you.
More Info About My Practice
I am able to administer Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), which is a proven process that changes your brainwaves with no addictive properties or negative side effects for most people. I am exploring virtual reality therapy, and am open to experimental and out-of-the-box solutions. If you're interested in trying something you've heard about, let me know. I'm probably open to the possibility.
I'm always learning, exploring, and finding new approaches to proven therapeutic methods. Bringing new life to therapy is my playground.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Therapy is hard. Trusting a complete stranger, like me, with your innermost thoughts and feelings--things you promised yourself you'd never share with another person, is terrifying. Walking through the door and saying "I need help, I can't do this alone anymore," is nerve-wracking and humiliating. Reliving the experiences that haunt your dreams--that you keep locked away in dark closets of memories you'd rather forget--is painful. I know because I've done it myself, and I promise you it's worth it.
I've spent the last 5 years working with people in the lowest, most challenging parts of life. From suicidal and homicidal thoughts, to substance use, to severe psychosis, I've seen it all and have a toolbox full of techniques to help you along your journey. I'm certified in psychological first aid and motivational interviewing, and have extensive knowledge of many science-based approaches to address numerous concerns. I'm passionate about learning, and am always exploring new methods and approaches, and I know we can the perfect approach for you. My specialties are in grief, identity, adoption, and career satisfaction, as well as life transitions that cause anxiety and depression.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
As an adoptee, disabled veteran, and business owner, I've been there. I've wrestled with my own identity, wondering where I belonged in the world, where I came from, and where I was headed. I've experienced unexpected and severe career changes, rejection, and trauma. My own work in therapy helped me overcome these struggles, and I've developed a passion for providing the same help that so deeply benefited me. I've been there, I've made it through to the other side, and I want to walk back into the fog to help you come out of it too.