I work with teens and young adults! I love working with LGBTQIA+ young people and have experience with anxiety, eating disorders, and more.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Richland, WA
I have experience integrating DBT skills spanning over 5 years of work. I first learned to apply DBT at an inpatient center for eating disorders, and have since worked to apply DBT skills with all sorts of intense emotional challenges. I often use a variety of treatments to meet individual needs.
I believe that when we are able to express ourselves creatively through art/music/dance and more, we are able to begin healing. Art can be a great tool when working with kids and teens as well as it gives us a way to connect and communicate with more than words can provide. I personally create and engage in creative activities in sessions with clients to normalize this as a tool. I have over 5 years experience using creative therapies in practice.
I was certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus, which includes CBT + Anxiety/Depression/Behaviors/Trauma, in 2015. I have also taken courses in CBT modification for use with neurodivergent individuals and in CPT which is an adult modified version for cognitive processing of trauma. I have experience using CBT at all levels of care.
I have over 3 years experience using DBT in a variety of treatment settings. I was trained using DBT inpatient for eating disorders and have applied the skills with many clients in my outpatient practice. I often combine approaches to meet the needs of my individual client.
As a member of the LGBT community, and a committee chair with my local PRIDE organization, I am very connected and aware of LGBT marginalization and problems that stem from this. I work to provide affirming and safe care in all my groups and sessions and work to train my supervisees to do the same. I write 1x letters for surgery or hormones and offer ongoing care as well.
I have experience working at all levels of care with eating disorders, including inpatient work. I utilize a combination of approaches including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and creative therapies to address difficulty around food, body image, and societal influence on diet/exercise culture.
I have experience working with anxiety in kids, teens, and young adults. I have training in CBT and DBT for anxiety as well as mindfulness and body work. I work with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, school anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, and more.