I have expertise in helping patients navigate grief and complicated grief, treating trauma/PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as assisting them with major life transitions, veteran issues and LGBTQ issues. I utilize a holistic approach that incorporates Control Mastery Theory, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques, with a Humanistic/Existential framework. I have worked in intensive outpatient, forensic, and community mental health settings previously.
A wise therapist once told me “the way out is through.” When we are troubled and hurting, we often seek to avoid the issue and the negative emotions it elicits. Therapy can help you face those troubles, to resolve or accept them, and to move forward feeling strong, capable of effectively managing negative emotions, and able to manifest a satisfying life.
I work from an integrated, strengths-based perspective to empower my clients to overcome the challenges they are facing. I recognize that there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Each of us brings our own rich experiences and needs to therapy, that are highly distinct and unique. Together, we will determine what therapy should look like for you.