I have five years experience with addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders in both an inpatient and outpatient setting and have guided hundreds of unique individuals in achieving their sobriety goals.
Knowing from my own personal journey with depression from adolescence I know how hard it is to feel like you're not making progress. I have a passion for helping people out of this cycle and to create new structures and coping skills for the future.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of helping people in my practice is restoring a positive self image, self worth, and discovering inherent strengths. I like to use cognitive restructuring but also mindfulness visualization to build up an ideal version of oneself.
I enjoy using mindfulness-based therapy with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self esteem, and trust.
As an artist myself combined with my undergraduate concentration in the psychology of art and artists, I recognize art as being a powerful tool for positive mental health changes. I enjoy the process of exploring and discovering artistic voices and how to tell your story through expression.
Although I use a multitude of interventions, I do enjoy using CBT in order to identify unhelpful thought processes and create a dynamic for clients to rewire those negative thought cycles.