My master's degree is in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in grief, loss, and trauma. I have worked with clients who have experienced various forms of loss. Loss can come in many different forms, such as loss of loved ones, divorce, break-ups, life changes, etc. I firmly believe in treating each client as an individual and acknowledging that the grieving process is vastly different for everyone.
Anxiety is something that affects all of us, sometimes on a daily basis. I have experience working with generalized anxiety, as well as other forms, such as panic, social anxiety, etc. Modalities I have often used to help treat anxiety are emotion-focused and CBT to help challenge negative thoughts that lead to anxiety, as well as recognizing the purpose of anxiety and learning to accept unpleasant emotions.
I received an emphasis in trauma during my graduate studies and completed my internship hours working primarily with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Abuse can come in many different forms, and I firmly believe in providing a safe space to support and assist survivors who are struggling with past or current issues of abusive relationships.
I am certified in Trauma-focused CBT for both children and adolescents. I have also used CBT with adults to help with cognitive challenging/reframing. Symptoms of anxiety and depression can often stem from distressing thoughts, which is why I often use these therapy to help challenge and reframe thoughts.
Person-centered has been my primary approach to counseling since I believe in meeting clients where they are at, and it is ultimately your choice of what you would like to work on an accomplish in counseling. I believe in treating each client as a unique individual, which is why person-centered is one of my main approaches.
Although there can be ways to challenge thoughts/beliefs that are distressing or unhelpful, I also believe in the importance of recognizing the purpose of unpleasant emotions. Unpleasant emotions are often telling us something important and can serve us in many positive ways, which is why I take this approach to help validate and acknowledge the emotions you are experiencing.
I received an emphasis in trauma during my master's in counseling at NNU. I completed my internship working primarily with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Abuse can come in many different forms, and I believe in providing a safe, supportive space for survivors to work through past or current issues at their own pace.