My Approach to Helping
I am a dedicated professional helping people overcome hardship and improve their lives. I do this through goal achievement and behavioral change. I am passionate about client care.
Using my counseling skills and methods, I help clients identify the painful emotional symptoms and associated behavioral problems that hinder effective functioning and become barriers to accomplishing personal and professional goals and good relationships.
People may not be able to perform their responsibilities because their symptoms interfere with their tasks. With my clients, I examine the causes or contributors of these symptoms. I map out the effects of their symptoms so they can gain insight into their problems.
I provide unconditional acceptance in a friendly environment. This allows people to examine their issues and make important life decisions. They can see how they would like to make effective behavioral changes.
My clients develop their treatment goals by their own life goals, interests, and aspirations with guidance. I offer methods that promote behavioral change (Motivational Enhancement Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, and DBT relaxation and mindfulness exercises) and reduce symptoms of trauma, grief, anger, anxiety, and depression.
I counsel male and female adults of all ages and couples. My expertise includes mental health issues, addiction, and dual diagnosis issues. My resume summarizes my credentials, education, experience, competencies, and specialties.