“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.” –W. Goethe
About my clients:
My specialty lies in individual therapy, where there is safe and confidential space for you to explore your emotions. I have worked with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, process addictions and compulsive behaviors. Additionally, I have a deep passion for helping people work through relationship issues.
My background and approach:
As a therapist who has worked with a wide range of individuals from all walks of life, I value the therapeutic alliance first and foremost. From my work with clients, I know that no one’s experiences or hardships can be compared to another’s experiences – so by cultivating a cooperative working relationship between myself and my clients, I can best fit their unique needs. Utilizing this person-centered approach, my clients and I create an environment of trust and partnership. I have a wealth of knowledge about various therapeutic approaches, but have found that Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are the two approaches I pull most from. At the foundation of these approaches is Mindfulness and orienting the mind and body to present-centered awareness.
My personal beliefs and interests:
Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as being “fully healed,” because this stems from the idea that you’re broken and need to be fixed to be worthy. I believe you are worthy as you are – an imperfect human who is willing to open your heart for your own health and wellbeing. There are always new pieces of yourself to discover, and you don’t have to do this alone. If you’re seeking therapy, it is because you have the willingness to try new ways of being and communicating. You’re willing to be self-aware and to hold yourself accountable. And most importantly, you’re willing to put in the effort it takes to learn new coping skills and adapt to new and challenging situations. I believe that where there is willingness, there is hope. As a highly skilled and empathic clinician, I can guide and support you through life’s challenges.
I have a deep passion for the natural world, and believe humans can be physically and emotionally healthier when they’re connected to the environment. My concentration of study in graduate school was Wilderness Therapy, which incorporates traditional psychotherapy with nature-based therapeutic interventions. These unique interventions work best if I can sit or walk with my clients in an outdoor space, but they may also be incorporated into teletherapy sessions.
Techniques I use:
Primary: Mindfulness-based Therapy, DBT, CBT, Nature-Based Psychotherapy
Secondary: Inner-child work, Attachment Theory, Addiction Counseling, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Family Systems
Issues I treat:
Primary: Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Trauma
Secondary: ADHD, Depression, Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence, Process Addiction, Bipolar, Body Image Issues, Career Decisions, Chronic Pain or Illness, Attachment Wounds, Gender Identify, Grief or Loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mountain Trauma, LGBTQIA2S+ Issues, Life Transitions, Spiritual or Personal Growth, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identify, Stress, Women’s Issues
You can find me on Psychology Today.
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