My Approach to Helping
I am a conservative, Christian and a proud American. Those are some of my strong values. A study from 2012 shows that only 6% of psychologists and therapists report being conservative; 94% of us identify with the left. There are over 328 million people in America and only 6% of us can identify with at least half of you. That's hard to swallow. And, I can only imagine how frightening it must be to sift through a pool of therapists to find someone you can trust that won't judge you, mock you, harass you or try to change you because of your values. I want you to know that I am here for you. I get it.
My approach is simple: to listen. I want therapy to be about you. Everyone is uniquely made; therefore, there cannot be a cookie-cutter approach to treatment. I listen to your story, what you hope to achieve and we work out a plan together. I pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic approaches to help give you a well-rounded therapeutic experience.
I'm also honest. I guide you through breaking those chains of destructive and undesirable behaviors that plague your life - I do it with honesty. My approach is never through a false narrative.
Let's get healthy, together.
More Info About My Practice
I am 100% Telehealth - meaning all my sessions are done through a secure HIPAA compliant portal that allows us to "meet" online or through your phone easily and conveniently. I do in-home or on-site visits in Orange County, CA to our geriatric population that don't feel comfortable with technology. I also provide Walk n' Talk sessions for OC residents.
I am licensed in California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Virginia and West Virginia - meaning I can provide Telehealth services to anyone living in these states.
I'm also Reiki I&II certified for those that would like to try energy healing that traditional psychotherapy treatments cannot help.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Therapy is here for you to share those darkest secrets, pains and questions without judgement. Simply put: I listen and help you grow. If you want change in your life, I will be your biggest cheerleader.
My Role as a Therapist
My role is to be objective. Period. No matter who you are and what you are struggling through, I will be objective to the situation. There will never be any confusion between our therapeutic relationship. I understand the serious dangers in creating dual relationships; therefore, you will never have to worry about blurred lines between us.