With a background of 4 years working at different non-profit agencies I often worked with clients who experience complex trauma both in the past and the present to improve regulation, attachment, and overall functioning. I have experience in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings, as well as with comorbid disorders.
I have a lot of experience helping individuals address internal and external stress, ranging from financial, relational, existential, and more. I help people explore and process meaning in their lives and make choices to move forward in ways that reduce stress and anxiety.
I have helped many people address depression by increasing routines, exploring interests and passions, and finding internal motivation and meaning to pursue the things they want to in life.
The basis of my eclectic orientation is person-centered techniques. I highly value the therapeutic relationship and space as critical to helping people make the progress that they are wanting to make. I like fostering a relationship where individuals can be themselves and really get to the bottom of what is wrong.
I believe that key aspects of existential therapy such as guilt, anxiety, responsibility, meaning, and death are important to not ignore. I also believe that these principles can guide people when they appear to be "stuck" on something, and can appropriately challenge thinking patterns to create long lasting positive changes.
I did work with children early on and love integrating the experiential side of things through use of animal-assisted counseling, sand tray, and other techniques to help bring issues more into more the moment and address them appropriately.