About My Clients
I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Although working with various populations requires differing approaches, I see many of the same presenting issues whether I'm working with individuals or with relationships: communication issues, betrayal, trauma (intergenerational, sexual, emotional, psychological, and physical), anxiety, depression, and unhealthy ways of coping. It is important that my clients collaborate with me in finding the best solutions in their therapeutic process.
My Background and Approach
I take an integrative approach as I believe therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process. I have experience working with various models including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems/Parts), and SFBT (Solution-Focused Brief Therapy). I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and extensively trained in EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy). Additionally, I have experience in working with adolescents and their families in a residential setting. Although I am exclusively seeing clients in a private practice setting, I am still passionate in preventative care to decrease the likelihood of residential treatment such as: parent-child relational issues, family conflict, self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, bullying, and increasing best-parenting practices.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As someone who has also gone through the therapeutic journey, I understand the process of healing, relief, and change. Therapy is an opportunity to shine a light on blindspots that may be hurting our ability to understand ourselves, identify and make progress toward goals, connect with others, and overall, enjoy life. This journey takes work, risk, courage, and compassion. Although the work may, at times, seem daunting, the results are especially worth it. What makes me excited about being a therapist is that I have the privilege to witness change, growth, and healing. My journey of becoming a therapist started in my adolescence as I was often told "I was easy to talk to" and in my skill in keeping secrets disclosed to me. However, I didn't have a space to speak with someone and tell my secrets. Just like everyone else I had distractions to keep my blindspots hidden. Thankfully, I know it is never too late to learn new information and use it to improve the present and future.