Therapy can help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Therapists apply research-based techniques to help people develop more effective habits, as well as increase their insight, problem-solving skills, distress tolerance, and communication skills, among many others. There are several approaches to psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and psychodynamic, as well as others, that help people work through their problems. Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and their therapist, where they are provided a supportive environment that allows them to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
I work with clients from ages 12 and up, including teens and women in their 30’s. I also treat first responders, and those who have experienced trauma. My practice includes short-term solution-focused therapy, as well as longer-term treatment for more complex issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Art Therapy, and more.
Other clinical needs I have addressed with clients are: women’s issues, family systems, identity development, self-exploration/growth, communication issues, life stressors, and phase of life problems. I have experience in a wide variety of settings, including residential programs with adolescents, school-based counseling, outpatient therapy, and in-home services through the CBHI model. Clinically, my approach is described as: relational, non-judgmental, client-centered, and strengths-based. I often utilize the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework, a trauma-informed care-model, in my practice.