As a social worker I have worked with many people living with depression. I have taken trainings in CBT, motivational interviewing and managing symptoms of depression.
In my career I have worked with individuals living with anxiety. I have experience using relaxation techniques along with CBT techniques to assist clients is managing their symptoms of anxiety.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community I have personal experience in living in a heterosexist society. Along with my own experiences I have helped others cope with the discrimination that comes with being part of the community.
Motivational interviewing is really meeting each person where they are at. In my practice I use this to understand where people want to make changes in their lives and collaborate to prioritize which changes they would like to start with.
I am level 1 Gottman Certified. I provide Gottman style couples counseling to help couples learn better ways to communicate, understand and appreciate one another. I believe this method can be used not only for monogamous couples but also CNM and poly partners in strengthening their relationships.