I’ve had the privilege of working in this field for the last seven years and there is not a day that goes by that appreciate that I am doing what I love. I began my career working with those experiencing acute distress and/or crisis. As an inpatient unit supervisor, I worked with and learn from individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, substance dependence / abuse, and personality disorders. After three years of service I transitioned into outpatient work in chemical dependence. There I case managed, provided individual therapy, and facilitated educational and process groups. During this time, I attained my clinical license and decided to move towards the private sector which was a long-time goal of mine.
In therapy, I incorporate a wide range of clinically accepted theory such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotion Focus Therapy, etc. I also have experience working with couples and am very familiar with the widely accepted and effective Gottman relationship model of therapy. I enjoy and have experience working with a diversity of cultures, genders, and sexual orientation between the ages of 16-65.
I chose this field because I firmly believe that there is far more to people than their behavior. I wanted to see what was behind the observable; I wanted to get to what motivated others to behave. I am also a huge proponent for perspective and utilizing the clues it provides to help use make the changes we would like to see in our lives. It is in the place behind the behavior that I do my work. My focus rests on core beliefs and life experiences that become major contributors to our sometimes maladaptive ways. This is where one needs to go to heal and make some adjustments that will benefit many aspects of their everyday life.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first time in therapy or whether you’ve been looking for the right fit for a while. If you want a fresh, unique approach to therapy I encourage you make that initial appointment. Please join me to build a three-dimensional psychological blue print of your life and hone in on those areas that may need some changes.