About My Clients
My main approaches to treatment are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic principles. Nevertheless, my goal for treatment is to create a safe holding environment. I strive for my clients to feel safe and comfortable to express themselves openly and without judgment. Creating a therapeutic alliance with mutual respect, reliability, appropriate boundaries and confidentiality are key. My true passion is to work with young adults (college). But I work with all adult ages; 18 and up.
My Background and Approach
I received my undergraduate degree from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. During that time, I was able to participate in a clinical internship at an out-patient clinic. I helped run a substance-abuse intensive out-patient group three times a week. Additionally, I was able to work with and be exposed to other mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression and panic disorders. Following graduation, I went straight into Wayne State University's Master of Social Work program (MSW). I chose to study the interpersonal degree track of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I have always been interested with understanding how people act, behave and think. Therefore, I felt that this degree track made sense for me. During my time in graduate school. I worked at two private practices for my clinical internships. I have performed one-on-one psychotherapy to a wide variety of the population with a multitude of different mental health issues.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I may be bias as a psychotherapist... but I believe we all need someone to talk to. Someone that is there to support us through are personal journey. Someone that does not have bias, or judgment but understanding and empathy. We are all unique and so is our journey and so is our time in therapy. It is my professional but personal goal to help each individual find a better understanding of themselves and their place in our world.