I have many years of experience treating various addictions and I am licensed CADC in Illinois. My approach to addiction treatment depends on a range of factors, such as stage of change, diversity factors, and resources.
I have had success working with children and youth through a range of issues, such as addiction, trauma, conduct issues, school refusal, aggression, and anxiety.
I have experience treating both PTSD and complex PTSD through a range of orientations and interventions.
A third-wave cognitive therapy, ACT is a great tool that I use when working with clients who resonate metaphorically and have perceptual styles of thinking. ACT is rooted in the belief that the way that one talks to themself is likely how they perceive the world, which can be explored deeply in therapy.
The client is the most important person in the therapeutic space, and effective therapy supports this.
I was originally trained on CBT, but have evolved my approach to one that is integrative and individualized.