My Approach to Helping
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" -Viktor Frankl
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, my goal is to assist you in enhancing your overall ability to cope with stressors, increase self-awareness, and enhance resiliency. By utilizing an integrated approach we will work together as I aide you in establishing and maintaining relationships, utilizing refusal and coping skills in an effort to elicit behavioral change. Everyone is unique in how they identify themselves, situations and outcomes; therefore, I have experience in use of modalities to include Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Structured Family Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in order to ensure that your therapeutic goals are addressed. My areas of specialty include: depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, healthy relationships, life transitions, stress management, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder.
I have 16 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, teenagers and adults in the capacity of completing intake assessments, substance abuse assessments, intensive in home counseling, groups (substance abuse and psycho-education), EPICS (Effective Practices In Community Supervision) interventions with youth on probation supervision, and as a residential counselor. I am transparent and genuine in working with clients as my goal is to provide you with proper care in hopes that you gain the full benefits of treatment.