Seeking help can be difficult for many people and it is my goal to provide a place where asking for help is seen as a strength rather than a weakness. I like to create an environment where clients can be authentic without judgment and are able to develop the necessary skills to overcome stressors they are experiencing. Together, we can build on strengths that will help you to be a better version of yourself.
My approach to therapy is holistic and integrative, and the alliance with my clients is vital to understanding the approach needed. Based on the unique needs of each client, I may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Art Therapy, or Play Therapy. Having different options, helps create a space where one can work toward acceptance of self, healing, and empowerment. I help clients address past trauma, negative distortions, societal stressors, and maladaptive coping skills that may continue the cycle of distress. We can work towards a state of safety within the body through mindfulness techniques and combat negative thoughts by understanding the adverse experiences that may have contributed to them.
I work with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma. I also counsel people who may have experienced involvement with the criminal justice system, and/or have had family that the criminal justice system has impacted. I bring a sense of compassion and authenticity to help encourage the transparency clients need to be vulnerable within the therapy room.
My Education and Experience:
I am a graduate of Adler University, where I received my Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Master of Forensic Mental Health Leadership. I have worked with diverse populations that have been impacted by the criminal justice system, including individuals and families. Through my experience, I have developed a wealth of knowledge regarding the criminal justice system that has allowed me to empathize with clients navigating this challenging terrain. When I am not in my office, you can usually find me trying new restaurants and traveling to different countries in an attempt to experience all the remarkable wonders of life.