My Approach to Helping
Are you looking for a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential space to talk to someone and figure things out? Somewhere to express your feelings, solve problems, learn healthy ways to cope, and better understand yourself and your relationships? As your therapist, I will provide that support, and assist you in identifying and working toward your unique personal goals.
I have worked as a therapist for over 16 years, in both community mental health and private practice. I have a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Ohio State University. Over the years, I have primarily provided outpatient psychotherapy to adults. My special interests are depression, anxiety, women’s issues, pregnancy and motherhood, prenatal and postpartum adjustment, self-esteem, relationship problems, divorce, blended families, foster careadoption, and domestic violence. My approach is person-centered, and I consider you, the client, as the expert on your own life. Throughout treatment, I may implement techniques from a variety of modalities, depending on your needs and goals; however, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) interventions, as well as narrative or expressive therapy techniques.
I have diverse experiences which include traveling to India to study social work in a third world country, volunteering at a domestic violence shelter, mentoring and fostering at-risk youth, and providing support to families and community development centers in Burkino Faso and Honduras. My passion is helping and advocating for others. When not working, I like to spend time with my family, friends, and cats. My hobbies include reading, writing, baking, walking, yoga, and travel. When I have free time, you will usually find me with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other.