I am a licensed clinical social worker (LMSW) in Michigan who specializes in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE).
Clinical Social Worker in Clinton Township, MI
I am certified in DBT through the Evergreen Institute, and consider this to anchor my practice as my primary guiding modality.
I am trained in Multisystemic Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Parent Management Training, designed to engage dissonance in family systems and roles that create stress and maladaptive functioning for the target client and other family members.
I have extensive experience integrating Gestalt and other in vivo strategies into session with clients to address interactions in the moment, and connect these moments into the greater therapeutic process.
I have training and experience in affirming practice for SOGIE-diverse youth and young adults, and have carried this experience into training for stakeholders across systems of care in the state of Michigan. My practice is rooted in radical empathy and a respect for the client's identity process, and I integrate components of DBT, CBT, Gestalt Therapy, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy into my engagement with SOGIE-diverse clients.
I am trained in Multisystemic Therapy, Parent Management Training, and other family engagement modalities that seek to integrate the individual client's experience with the dissonant family system to create better support.
I specialize in services for youth and young adults, particularly those with diverse SOGIE identity. This includes work with families and other social systems to increase support of youth in their environments.