I approach my work with genuine openness, curiosity, and flexibility. I have new morning and evening availability as of 10/14/19.
Clinical Social Worker in Burlington, VT
Supervised by Kristine Reynolds, LICSW
Anxiety is unfortunately on the rise in a society that so many people are made to feel unsafe in. Anxiety can hinder people from living their best lives and can often feel confusing and impossible to live without. My goal when working with people experiencing anxiety is simply to help them find ways to feel safe in the world.
My experience working in a non-profit organization for survivors of sexual violence helped me understand trauma and PTSD from a unique perspective. To me, being trauma-informed means understanding the different ways that trauma can affect a person while also remaining open-minded to the fact that no two people experience trauma and its related symptoms in the exact same way.
My years of working at a crisis hospital for teenagers gave me valuable insight and experience to those struggling with depression, suicidality, and self harm. I believe I have a wide variety of skills and tools that are useful in treating people experiencing these struggles.
My experience working with young children in the school setting has helped me understand play as the natural language of children. Play is a major form of expression for children who have not yet grown their emotional vocabulary. I greatly enjoy putting myself on a child's level to learn about their world and their feelings through play.
DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that involves cognitive work to reshape the way one thinks and behaves alongside mindfulness and body-based techniques. This approach can be valuable for a variety individual struggles, including depression, anxiety,
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice that is all about guiding you through open-ended questions to help you realize your strengths and success, and use those to help you overcome the struggles you are currently experiencing.