Trauma is the result of events that left mental/emotional wounds behind. I focus on mending those wounds by strengthening the client's sense of self and inner strengths.
Every choice we make has a psychological effect on us. Negative patterns of behavior and thinking can be changed by implementing positive skills. I focus on teaching new skills to confront and eliminate poor behaviors and thought processes.
Addiction affects not only the addict but everyone associated with them, i.e., their family. I focus on addiction by assisting both the addict and their family back to a level of health and recovery.
I currently work with substance users in the Idaho judicial system and those who are in danger of being caught up in the Idaho legal system because of addiction. I help clients through the recovery process and assist them in developing relapse prevention skills as well as helping families recover from the wounds of addiction.
I have extensive experience in working with families, couples and parent/child units to address conflicts in behaviors, with addictions, with anger, abuse, life crises, and differing values and belief systems. I work to help family units create a cohesive family plan and assist family members in following their family plan successfully.
I did my early practice and training in domestic violence and abuse, working both with perpetrators and with victims. I have experience in trauma recovery and anger management.