I use a compassionate approach to work with emotions (not against them) to make changes. I offer unconditional support, along with skills.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Asheville, NC
I view self esteem through a lens of reframing to focus on self-compassion. Mindfulness is key to building a more self-compassionate existence. For me, this isn’t focused on major huge changes but rather on open and gentle explorations and acceptance of all facets of one’s self.
I previously managed a DBT program in an IOP/PHP facility where we provided DBT-adherent treatment. In my private practice, I offer a DBT-informed perspective that is tailored to the needs of each client.
I work extensively with this population. I spent many years volunteering with a rape crisis center, doing both prevention and intervention work (including serving as hospital advocate) and I continue to work with adult survivors who are healing from trauma. I also previously worked as a community educator doing child abuse prevention work.