Psychotherapy through an eclectic, trauma-informed,
narrative approach for adolescents and adults.

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) & Ego states work. 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. I am a harm reductionist which means we look for the interventions, solutions and paths which reduce the most harm.  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 15 years of experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as survivors of childhood sexual trauma. I have also worked with survivors of community, police,  and gun violence, Vietnam veterans, and worked with multiple veterans support groups for 13 years. I have 14 years of experience working with people who live with a substance use challenge/disorder and specifically provide support and care for people with polysubstance abuse and dual diagnosis needs.  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 live in the world with.  By understanding what roles we play in our relationships and how issues and systems 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 & stressors and  encouraging strength, empowerment, and balance in your narratives.