Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:
I believe in the inner capacity within all human beings to grow and to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits from the trauma or challenges we face in life. Due to our interconnected nature, this healing capacity is deepened and broadened through the assistance and support of others. I have a deep fascination with the human experience and the many varied ways we find expression and meaning as well as methods to cope with adversity and develop resiliency. I believe in supporting people to develop their own path to a fulfilling and meaningful life based on individual values, beliefs, and preferences. I hold great respect for people, families, and communities and the rich diversity that they represent. I seek to support others through the therapeutic relationship to find a greater understanding and appreciation of themselves and to experience healing and growth.
What qualifications and trainings do you have?
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- Mental Health Professional
- Third Wave Behavioral Therapies [Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP)]
- Eating Disorder Treatment
Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
I will work with most populations and with a variety of issues including: trauma for children and adults, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, eating disorders, parenting challenges, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties.
What specific populations do you work with?
I have worked for over 20 years with people with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum. I have also worked extensively with children and adolescents with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, aggression, and behavioral challenges.