I come from a 25+ prolific career in the entertainment industry (in over 300 episodes of tv/film) so I personally understand struggling with anxiety & depression. I earned the first specialization from a university in 'addiction and recovery' when I received my Masters degree in clinical psychology, and have worked at three dual diagnosis rehab centers over the past few years (currently working at two). I have worked with populations from teens to adults struggling with depression, anxiety and/or addiction. I connect with my clients through humor (when appropriate), honesty and authenticity, with an understanding that creating a safe and a collaborative environment are the keys to identifying and changing patterns of behavior that no longer serve the client. I tend to use a compilation of Narrative Therapy, CBT and with a humanistic approach. I love hearing "I didn't think I was a therapy person" from clients and then watching the positive transformation towards their goals!