Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. Who I am as a person is deeply connected to the work I do. I see my life as a mission to help others see themselves in their original beauty, to learn the truth about who they are so they can be set free, to assist them in opening to their own unique destiny, and to work through beliefs and behaviors that keep them trapped in old ways of being. This is work I have had to do on myself, and still continue to do. I believe in using a holistic approach, which addresses every level of our being – the body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
I have a deep, abiding faith in the potential of each human being and I approach therapy as a collaborative process. I use a variety of effective, evidence based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma focused therapy. I also use the powerful tool of attachment theory to show how early life experiences influence relationships.
I believe that a person’s diagnosis, symptoms, or life history does not define who they are as a human being. I believe in treating the whole person from a position of support, instilling hope, respect and dignity, to tackle the deeply rooted challenges that are often the source of significant emotional distress.
- Behavioral issues
- Emotional disturbance
- Family conflict
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and PTSD
Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor (license # C5662)