Hello! I have a passion for helping others tap into innate strengths to overcome and heal, & would be honored to go on that journey with you
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Columbus, OH
In the words of mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn, "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." Traditionally an Eastern approach, mindfulness-based interventions are becoming widely accepted methods of addressing mental health challenges in the Western world. I work with clients on cultivating awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and sensations through either meditative practices or simple awareness exercises.
I resonate with the basic tenets of person-centered therapy, which include the therapist providing unconditional positive regard, or non-judgmental acceptance and support, empathetic understanding, and congruence (genuineness). This in turn provides an environment in which you can freely express yourself and discover paths for change and fulfillment. I draw from your expertise on yourself and your own life so that we can work as equal partners on what is troubling you.
I work with each individual client to create a treatment plan based on their specific strengths, values, and goals. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" therapy, so I combine different tools and techniques to suit your needs and what is evidence-based for your particular issue. I have a strong foundation in person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies, and often incorporate mindfulness and mind-body techniques.
I work with each client individually to create a treatment plan tailored to their specific strengths, values, and goals. I believe there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" therapy, so I combine different therapeutic tools and techniques based on your needs and what is evidenced-based for your particular issue. I have a strong foundation in person-centered, CBT and solutions-focused therapies, and incorporate mindfulness and mind-body techniques.
Often mental health issues and addiction go hand in hand, and it is not as black and white as "which caused the other?" as it goes both ways. Whichever came first for you, it is clear that they are deeply intertwined and both demonstrate fundamental changes to the brain. I have experience in treating a wide variety of substance use disorders and guiding and supporting people through the challenges required to make lasting change.
Depression goes deeper than feeling sad. It affects you not just emotionally but also physically, and can be lonely, isolating, and eat away at self-esteem. The good news is you are not alone and depression is treatable. Often, there are various underlying factors that can we can explore together and address each individually.
Anxiety can be paralyzing and difficult to communicate to others who have never experienced it. I will work with you to put words to your experience and develop tools to decrease and manage it. I have treated many clients who have experienced anxiety on a daily basis and who have found relief in finding what works best for them.