About My Clients
Over the past ten years of working as a licensed therapist, I have gained experience working with both perpetrators and survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. I am in the business of helping build a sense of hope and identity, regardless of your religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political beliefs. My clients have a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, or significant life changes including school, divorce, and employment.
My Background and Approach
I am an eclectic, trauma-focused therapist who relies on cognitive-based therapy to help promote stability, effective symptom-management, and grounding skills. I hold a Master's of Science Education and am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and risk assessment. As a therapist, I like to use humor, irreverent communication, and non-judgmental curiosity to provide support, validation, and sometimes a dose of reality when needed :)
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
What makes my approach unique is my focus on mindfulness and other evidence-based modalities that encourage you to feel empowered and motivated to advocate for your own needs. Research supports my belief that therapeutic rapport is the key factor associated with successful treatment outcomes, regardless of the treatment modality used. I make it a point to prioritize establishing a sense of safety and connection with my clients so that they can feel confident and secure prior to starting this work. I began using Telehealth therapy in February 2020. I will admit, during the “early days” it was a bit surreal and awkward. Clients would meet with me from their cars, an empty mall food court, and even their walk-in closets as long as it was a private space with a good internet connection. Since then, I have found that Telehealth has been a gift for many, especially people with hectic schedules that create barriers to self-care.