I provide a warm, authentic presence for my clients which allows them to process their personal issues without shame.
I strongly believe that everyone is doing the best they can in any given moment. I focus on helping clients evaluate their coping skills and strategies, as well as helping them develop self-compassion.
I have been working in the mental health/behavioral health field for the past 30 years, and have been a licensed therapist since 2006. I love working with all kinds of clients of all ages, and believe I am especially good at developing relationships with teens and their families.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which I combine with mindfulness and a strength-based approach to treating trauma.
My work with individuals has included addressing problems with anxiety, depression, substance use and abuse, sexual abuse, and trauma.
My work with couples has included addressing problems related to infidelity, sexual dysfunction, parenting, and communication problems.
I offer free brief phone consultations for potential new clients. Please feel free to give me a call and see if I might be a good fit for you.