Over the past 29 years, I have provided telehealth & in-office counseling services to adolescents & adults. My experiences have ranged from clinical & program administration to individual/group/family therapy & psychological testing. Diagnoses treated include PTSD, sports performance (professional and amateur), chronic mental health issues, medical-psychiatric issues, chemical dependency, chronic health conditions, & general mood dysfunction.
My Background and Approach
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, I also holds credentials as a Certified ART Therapist; a Certified EMDR Therapist; an EMDR Consultant-In-Training; a National Certified Counselor (NCC); an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS); & a Board Certified-Telemental Health Therapist (BC-TMH). My conceptualization of issues is based in Systems Theory, which suggests our cognitions & behaviors are largely influenced by the various layers of our environment across the lifetime. It does not discount genetic issues. My treatment application is grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy or what we commonly refer to as "talk therapy". Frequent incorporation of EMDR or Accelerated Resolution Therapy in conjunction with traditional talk therapy is used. It important to figure out what works best for the client.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
All people deserve to feel validated & heard. The therapeutic relationship is an opportunity for individuals to experience unconditional positive regard & appreciation. I believe that I have an obligation as a human being to show care to all individuals no matter their spiritual beliefs; no matter who they love; no matter their background; no matter their ethnicity.