People who have experienced trauma, ex., survivors of sexual assault and veterans, often believe that they did something to cause the outcome of the tragedy they experienced. These beliefs typically lead to feelings of shame, guilt and distress, and efforts to prevent the trauma from occurring again. Reducing, and when possible eliminating, these feelings of guilt, shame and distress, helping you gain a sense of peace and improving your quality of life is my goal as your therapist.
This is achieved by utilizing interventions tailored to your specific needs. After graduating with my doctorate in clinical psychology, I worked at the VA as the PTSD/Substance Use Disorder Coordinator where I was trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT for CP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Being skilled in these numerous modalities, allows me to personalize your treatment.