About My Clients
The clients I am able to serve are some of the bravest individuals I have met. Those who identify a need in themselves and ask for help are truly the strongest among us. I know that starting this process can be scary and we can take treatment progression as slowly as needed for you to feel comfortable and safe.
My Background and Approach
My approach to counseling is client-centered; meaning I work with you to create the best-fit treatment to your needs. I work with adults, adolescents, and children on a variety of issues. Our goal together will be to help you feel more in tune with yourself and navigate life with a healthy perspective. I have been providing therapy services since 2015 and became licensed in 2017. Prior to working in private practice, I have had experience working with families involved in the child welfare system. I am trained in the use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have certification in the treatment of youth who have caused sexual harm through IN-AJSOP.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that we can always learn more about ourselves, especially as we grow and change. I feel as though I have been on a journey to find myself for years and it probably won't ever really end. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as my partner and close friends, it is very important to me that a focus of my treatment be to create a safe space for those who have trouble finding those spaces. Especially in Indiana, it can be hard to know who is safe. I try to be sensitive to a variety of needs in my office setting as I know it can be intimidating to even schedule an appointment, let alone actually come in. I have light diffusers on the fluorescent lights, coffee/tea/water available to everyone who comes in. Lots of comfy couches, chairs and pillows to choose from.