It takes courage to work toward a happier and healthier future. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and challenge you.
Clinical Social Worker in Kalamazoo, MI
I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety and depression for the past 9 years via school social work roles and telehealth therapy. Living with anxiety can be extremely isolating and overwhelming until an individual learns and practices the specific tools and supports that best help them to manage their symptoms.
I have worked with teens and young adults for 9 years. Adolescence is a time of great change, exploration and growth . I enjoy helping empower teens to navigate these life transitions, future planning, anxiety, depression, body image, and LGBT needs.
I have experience working with individuals in the LGBT community personally and professionally. Given the current political climate, I am sensitive to the difficulties that arise when navigating sexuality or gender identity.
I utilize aspects of mindfulness based self compassion and stress reduction to alleviate the symptoms that can arise with stress or various mental health diagnoses.
I utilize solution focused therapy because as the client, you are the expert on yourself and your needs. We will work together to explore what works best for you and your individual needs. We will utilize your strengths and personal experience to determine solutions to your current presenting concerns.
Cognitive behavioral therapy with aspects of dialectical behavior therapy are used to guide the sessions. We will look at how your thoughts, experiences, feelings, relationships, and behaviors contribute to patterns in your life. We will then explore how to adjust or understand those in order to discover a healthier, happier life.