My therapeutic approach is collaborative, creative, and deeply effective. I help with immediate problems or long-standing struggles. People are naturally vibrant and resilient, but our access to this vibrancy often becomes blocked as we are forced to adjust to life’s challenges. I help you gain awareness of how and why you have lost access to meaningful parts of yourself, find ways to remove obstacles to emotional growth, and move towards a life that feels more connected and alive. In doing so, I attend to past and present circumstances, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and the body.
I work with individuals from diverse cultural and faith backgrounds. I believe all people, regardless of age, have an innate capacity to grow, heal, and change if they are provided a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment. I use an integrative framework, including evidence-based strategies, to provide a holistic, relational, and experiential approach to change. I am easy to talk with, creative, supportive, and a great listener. I listen for solutions while, simultaneously, connecting the past to the present in order to achieve thorough healing.
During your first appointment you can expect to discuss your concerns and challenges. I offer insights and encouragement as you discuss details that you feel comfortable sharing. Therapy can be short-term and focus on specific challenges or long-term to foster personal growth and reflection. I work with you to achieve your goals and reach your highest potential.
The first appointment lasts for approximately 75-90 minutes. The typical therapy session will last 45-50 minutes with the exception of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions, which are 90 minutes. During your first three sessions we will collaborate to create therapy goals and develop your treatment plan. Please visit the services page on this website to gain more information about specific treatment options for you and/or your family.
The following links are helpful as you choose the best treatment course for you or your loved ones.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): http://www.samhsa.gov/
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): http://nctsn.com/