Life can feel overwhelming, lonely, chaotic, and difficult without the necessary insights and skills to help you cope and thrive.
Counselor in Burlington, VT
I help couples of all lifestyles who are struggling with relationship satisfaction, affairs, communication issues, lack of intimacy, or who are unsure of whether to rebuild or walk away. I provide a space that is non-judgmental, I remain neutral and refrain from taking sides, and utilize activities both in sessions and outside of sessions to build trust, assess communication styles, and deepen emotional intimacy.
I help LGBTQ+ people who have felt marginalized, rejected, shamed, misguided, and misunderstood achieve a sense of belonging, authenticity, confidence, and resilience by providing affirming psychotherapy that is non-judgmental, client-centered, and deeply empathetic to the myriad struggles within this community. As an LGBTQ+ person myself, I bring an ability to both relate and strive for your success as much as I did my own.
I help people struggling with anxiety who often feel on edge, constantly worrying or feeling out of control, find a sense of peace, confidence, and comfort in their life through the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I help clients to learn practical and tangible coping skills and take charge over their emotions and step out of their heads and into their lives while providing a patient, validating, and nonjudgmental space to process the root of their anxiety and increase their resilience.
This was developed by John and Julie Gottman who are renowned couple's therapy experts. The method works by creating a deep intimacy between the two with a strong foundation of knowing and understanding one another and releasing ineffective ways of communicating and interacting. It increases awareness around common relationship pitfalls and create balance, equality, and friendship in even the most stale of marriages.
This method is one that has been around for a long time and is the cornerstone of many other modalities (DBT, ACT, REBT, etc.). This modality helps client to understand their own distorted thinking patterns, create more effective behavioral patterns, and create a more positive perception of themselves, others, and the world.
I have undergone intensive training in DBT and have been practicing with it since 2014. Not only do I understand the skills, I have a firm understanding of foundational principles and how to utilize the modality as a whole to shift perspective and create with clients a different approach to life. The goal of this treatment is to help clients build a life worth living and it is one of the most researched and supported models of therapy.