My Approach to Helping
I provide genuine, straightforward therapy. I equally emphasize counseling practice and theory, as well as the role of both the client's and therapist's unique cultural weave; and I am committed to offering therapy that is individually tailored to your needs. In my experience, a counselor is only as good as their ability to connect with clients. Without this, a client's growth may be limited, so establishing a supportive, safe, and balanced relationship with you is vital to my counseling approach. I aim to offer judgment-free, empathetic counseling that blends research-based interventions with a compassionate and nurturing therapeutic relationship.
I am pleased to offer you a meeting usually within three days of your first contact with me.
I believe that mental health care should be affordable and accessible. Not only do I offer an option for online or telephone counseling services, but I also provide complimentary sessions for people with financial barriers and keep session fees low even for those who can afford them.
More Info About My Practice
I practice in research-based behavioral and mental health interventions, thus, my therapeutic framework is founded in behavior (BT), cognitive behavior (CBT), and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapies. These approaches to counseling are empirically supported and I will never use non-proven or experimental treatment modalities with you. My therapeutic style embraces a collaborative approach. We are partners in the process. I strive to maintain transparency when it comes to the use of therapeutic theory and technique. Furthermore, I foster a diversity-affirmative approach to therapy that places the emphasis of counseling theory and practice equally on the cultural impression of both the therapist and the client.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
While earning my Bachelor of Science in psychology from Washington University in Saint Louis, including graduate work at Washington University School of Medicine, my academic focus was on behavioral medicine. I often counsel individuals who are faced with the challenges of living with an acute or chronic illness or infirmity, or who desire to make some type of life-improving behavior change. At the University of Missouri--Saint Louis, and with a focus on counseling underserved communities, I completed my Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling. Finally, I continued with post-graduate training in behavior analysis from the University of Cincinnati where I concentrated on helping those who live with behavioral challenges and anxiety disorders.