My Approach to Helping
I've worked in the mental health field for over 22 years in serving in both the military and civilian settings. I specialize in treating unresolved trauma and the related issues, as well as depression, stress and anxiety. Traumatic issue include childhood abuse (physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect), sexual assault (including military), crime, theft, car accidents, grief, loss, combat, first responders, medical professionals, veterans (including moral injury) and poor leadership. My experience has taught me that most of the time depression and anxiety are unresolved emotional wounds that haven't been fully addressed.
For over five years as a military provider, I achieved a 98% return to duty rate using EMDR. This includes working with service members and who had experienced a variety of issues including military sexual assault, combat, childhood abuse, anxiety, and depression among many other issues. My success was specific to my training and experience in EMDR. I have a down to earth style that has enabled me to help my clients heal from horrific experiences and to be able to truly enjoy life.
My philosophy is based on the proverb "Give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish, you feed them for a lifetime." My goal is to have therapy be effective. I work with you to address your needs. I won’t waste your time-if after 5 sessions you aren’t seeing improvement, I will help you find a different therapist. Therapy shouldn't have to be a lifetime commitment.