My skillset highlights the treatment modality of motivational interviewing, CBT,DBT, and Solution Based Therapy. I am certified as a motivational interviewer and have facilitate multiple trainings utilizing this focus. In my experience, motivational interviewing has been an effective direct client centered counseling approach to help individuals invoke change talk while recognizing strategies to resolve ambivalence about toward a goal. I utilize the structure of open ended questions, affirmations, reflective statements, and Summarizing (OARS). The art and skill of Dialectical Therapy has long been a passion of mine. Through DBT, individuals are able to challenge their negative thoughts through mindfulness and balanced thinking.