About My Clients
I believe that there is no cookie cutter way to approach therapy, so my style is more eclectic. I believe in using whatever is best suited for the client. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective and some of the orientations that I incorporate into my practice include: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family System (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy.
My Background and Approach
My area of expertise is working with trauma ranging from acute, chronic, and complex. I have experience working with childhood trauma, domestic violence, natural disasters, physical abuse, car accidents, and substance use. I also have experience working with anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, depression, dissociation, grief, life changes, and post-traumatic stress.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Imagine a ghost who is haunting a person when they are most vulnerable to take control of them. This is the way trauma shows up in our lives. It slowly reveals itself and every encounter is scarier than the previous. Furthermore, no one else can validate this experience because they cannot see the ghost at first, which leads the person to feeling alone, isolated, and vulnerable. I can come along side with you as you overcome this ghost. You can overcome your trauma in therapy with a safe and supportive environment to take on whatever it is that is haunting you. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard. When we take a moment to acknowledge this, it influences curiosity and openness. This can then lead us to changes that we are hoping for. I believe that curiosity, openness, and hope, lay the foundation and groundwork to yield a successful outcome in therapy.