Eclectic : I believe in an individualized style of healing and treatment. This means I have studied and practice multiple types of therapy modalities & interventions including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Guided meditation, Emotion Focused, and Mindfulness mediation. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). Talking about and addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, and anger management, in a holistic way can bring about change and healing. I engage healing through improving relationship fulfillment, increasing body & self image, nutrition assessment, life transition support, and recovery from trauma and loss. No two people are the same or have the same story, so we will decide together what works best for you to improve your quality of life and overall health & wellness.
Trauma- informed: I have 13 years of experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have also worked with survivors of community, police, and gun violence, Vietnam veterans, and survivors of childhood sexual trauma. I have 10 years experience working with people who struggle with addiction, specifically polysubstance abuse and dual diagnosis. In my practice I support people struggling & surviving with depression, anxiety, addiction, unresolved grief and loss issues, stress management, crisis management needs and post traumatic stress symptoms. My practice is informed and motivated by the strength and resiliency of those I work with.
Narrative: I believe self image, self worth, and comfort with identity come from the stories we tell ourselves and the identities we apply to ourselves. By understanding what roles we play in our relationships and how problems affect our lives, we can increase insight and control over emotions and behaviors. We are relational, connected beings; how we view ourselves and our perception of how others view us is integral to our capacity for growth and change. One of my main roles in our therapeutic relationship is to support changes in perspective through externalizing problems and encouraging strength, empowerment, and resolution in your narratives.