I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Iowa & have over 6 years of experience in the field of social work & brain health. I have experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT), Complex Trauma Certification Levels 1 & 2 (CCTP I&II), and received a Professionals Certification in Teletherapy. My therapeutic approach might be different from other counselors. I believe each person is unique & requires a unique treatment plan. Along with evidence-based treatment models, I use a Brain Health approach instead of Mental Health, Behavioral Health, or Mental Illness. Brain Health integrates what you eat & drink, how much you exercise & sleep, the way you socialize, & how you manage stress. I believe Brain Health issues need to be treated the same as any other physical disease such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes. The core values guiding my practice are Creating Connection, Growing Compassion, & Cultivating Authenticity
I became a therapist because, Being a therapist fulfills me by supporting people in their goals to grow, change & be authentic, while creating connection and fighting stigma.
Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is: I offer teletherapy. Research has found that teletherapy is as effective as in-person therapy. Making teletherapy convenient, safe, and comfortable.
More about me and my practice: I'm grounded in trust, & transparency. While using evidence-based treatment models, I use a holistic - Brain Health approach. Brain Health integrates what you eat & drink, how much you exercise & sleep, the way you socialize & how you manage stress.
Together, we will: By working together, we will focus on what you find is most important. We will problem-solving, grow effective coping tools, gain insight into your personal strengths, improve self-esteem, create acceptance of self to then create long-term change.