About My Clients
Painful experiences can cause us to feel disconnected, stuck, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled. The ways you have been coping with these experiences may no longer working and you may want help. I have a passion for working with people struggling with using substances, relationship issues, and trauma. My goal as a therapist is to assist you to learning how to be more secure in yourself and to live the life that you want, without judgments or expectations.
My Background and Approach
My approach is grounded in research with interventions that are guided by neurobiology, attachment theory, and trauma informed care. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings for addiction and trauma. I have trained under world renowned experts in developmental and adult trauma and addiction. I offer expertise in intimacy issues, addictions of all kinds, and trauma. I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Mindfulness, Post Induction Therapy, substance use treatment and Harm Reduction Therapy. With these different modalities, I can assist you in meeting your unique goals and working through issues with trauma, substance use issues, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I specialize in working with women and people in the LGBTQI+ communities, as well as those with differing relationship styles.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe all humans are built with an innate ability and impulse to move towards health and personal growth. My own journey through recovery and trauma has inspired my work as a therapist and I can understand how difficult and intimidating it is to seek out help, but you are not alone and you do not have to be. I will be direct and honest with you and meet you where you are at in your process. I do not believe it is my job to determine what your life or your relationships should look like. I believe that all people deserve to live a happy and healthy life, no matter what that life looks like. My job, as a therapist, is to help you to get to where you want to be. Please reach out through my website www.desertheartcounseling.com or by phone at 602-688-9198.