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Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
Having worked in the addiction field with dysfunctional family systems for the last eight years, I have developed a special interest and effectiveness in helping people with codependency concerns. The typical codependent relationship includes someone who rescues and someone who needs rescuing. I am passionate about helping people find their authentic individual identity, set healthy boundaries, become more assertive, and lead more fulfilling and happier lives.
High levels of anxiety cause people to approach the world from a place of fear and worry. This often leads them to over-plan, become rigid, avoid, or try to control the uncontrollable. Going through life this way can be exhausting and can inadvertently push others away in the process. Therapy can support you become more flexible in your approach to life, let go of rigid patterns, and find more balance. I am proficient at helping people with social anxiety, perfectionism, & anticipatory anxiety.
Having worked in the mental health field for almost a decade in various settings and with diverse populations, I utilize an eclectic approach that encompasses my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, and Attachment Theory.
I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy. I am intentional to continue to learn and grow as a therapist so that I am able to utilize the approach that best meets your needs. I believe clients know themselves best and therefore should be an active participant in leading therapy in the directions in needs to go.
CBT is one of the most effective forms of therapy. I think it is important to analyze our thoughts and feelings in order to identify and challenge cognitive distortions and unhelpful patterns that can be getting in the way of growth, fulfillment, and enjoyment of relationships.
The majority of my clinician background has been in the field of addiction/compulsive behaviors, with a special focus on digital media overuse/addiction for the last three years. This includes various online behaviors like gaming, porn, social media, shopping, and information/entertainment addiction. I have also been fortunate to speak at a number of conferences and schools as an expert in the digital media overuse field, in addition to teaching other therapists how to work with this concern.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems.
I've worked in the field for addiction for 10 years, specializing in substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and now digital media overuse (gaming addiction, internet addiction, spending addiction, social media addiction, and internet addiction.) While some people only struggle with one type of digital media overuse, many struggle with multiple types of problematic behaviors with technology. It's not technology that is the problem in and of itself, it’s what it replaces that is problematic.