I love being of service - having the privilege of education and experience to bring to the table. I'll bring my expertise - you bring you!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gallup, NM
Addiction can rob us of our hopes and dreams before we even know it is there! But there are well-researched methods to strengthen those of us with this insidious disease that allows us to be happy, joyous, and free of addiction - there is hope! I use Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness/Meditation, Attachment Theory, Cultural and Social Humility, 12 Step Facilitation, Behavioral Therapy, CBT, DBT and a Strengths Approach.
Sometimes all we need is a guide - someone knowledgeable in the processes we need to follow to get unstuck so we can reach our goals. Sometimes we need a fellow explorer who knows how to help us find the heart of the matter so we can get clear about what our goals are. I use deep, insight-inspiring questioning, strengths-based counseling, referral to inspiring thought leaders, homework, in-session "show-don't-tell" practice, and profound encouragement to get you on YOUR right track.
Trauma changes everything - how we think; how we feel; how we respond; how we see our past and our future; how we relate; how we treat ourselves. Still, we are not what happened to us; we are who we choose to become. I feel honored to to help you choose, and be successful. I utilize a variety of individualized approaches to help people get free of the influence of their trauma and find their way back to joy, such as: EFT/Tapping, Family Constellations, Mindfulness/Meditation, CBT, and DBT.
I know - we are faced with so many unanticipated "life lessons" when we are fortunate enough to live into our "golden years." Some of these lessons challenge our faith, our coping skills, and our self-confidence. Whether you are concerned about your relationships with children/grandchildren, losses and grief, regrets and frustration, or simply how to get more enjoyment out of where you are - I am fully in your fightin' corner! Together, we can get you through this to a better place.
I know there are good reasons for your exhaustion and lack of joy in your chosen path right now, especially if you are an essential worker in the current pandemic. I am happy to work with you to devise a plan that truly helps to restore your hope, inspiration, and satisfaction - either with what your are doing now, or an alternative path that is calling you. Together, we can find a way through your difficulties!
There are so many ways life challenges our connection to Spirit/God/Higher Self/Creator/Nature, and many ways that we cut ourselves off from the Source of our Love and Power. In my heart, I want to share whatever wisdom I've earned in this regard with anyone who is struggling to answer the big questions: Why did this happen to me? What am I doing wrong? Why can't I trust or feel joy? Why doesn't God help me? My approach is collaborative - you are always the expert on you and your beliefs!