I believe in the therapeutic process and relationship. I am passionate about creating a safe-place for my clients
Addictions Counselor in Vancouver, WA
I'm certified in the Gottman Method and have been working with couples who struggle with communication and decision making process within the relationship. I help couples walk through anger, resentment, trust issues, as well as teaching couples how to have healthy conflict which helps their marriage grow.
I served 8 years in the Navy Seabees and have the experience and background to work with fellow Veterans who struggle with returning back to the civilian life without using drugs or alcohol to cope.
Im a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and love working with my fellow brothers and sisters who have served and have been impacted by loss. I believe in our family of origin we learn about loss and how to deal with loss, and sometimes we learn how to not deal with it at all. Let me help you find healing in the grief process and how to honor those we have lost.
I love working with clients ambivalence about substance use (and change) which is normal and constitutes an important motivational obstacle in recovery. I also help resolve the ambivalence by working with client's intrinsic motivations and values.
I love walking a client through the consequences of a choice and how they can change that choice and have a different outcome by Identifying the active event, the behavior associated, and the consequences from that choice and what could have been done differently.
I understand and have compassion with what you or a loved one has gone through and know how to walk you through the process of change. The greatest joy I get is seeing the accomplishments you make in bettering your life. I've been an addiction therapist for the last 18 years.