As an animal-assisted therapist, I believe in the healing power of nature, mindfulness, and genuine human connection.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Pottstown, PA
Narrative Therapy teaches us that language has power. In this kind of counseling, the therapist witnesses your story, and--if you wish--works with you to write a new next chapter. Each time we tell our story, we are empowered to create unique outcomes. We can externalize our problems and create space in our lives for new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. We can get honest about the role of culture, family, and society in our problems. We can be the narrator, the hero, and the author.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments for making extremely difficult changes in our lives--like changing our relationship with alcohol, drugs, food, money, or sex. As an addictions counselor I realized that specializing in CBT would be one of the most beneficial things I could do for my clients. Using CBT techniques, we can create deeper awareness of problematic thoughts and behaviors and then slowly, gently, make changes to those thoughts and behaviors.
Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an effective treatment for easing depression, soothing anxiety, and improving emotional well-being. It is especially good for people struggling with major changes or stressors in their lives. Benji is a sweet-tempered hound who loves to cuddle and play. When I saw how positively clients responded to him, I decided to earn a certification in AAT and get him formal training. Together we create a warm, playful environment that encourages change and healing.