About My Clients
My ideal client is someone who is motivated and willing to work on promoting their personal growth. Someone who is willing to be challenged and pushed to accomplish their goals. A person who is willing to express vulnerability and address avoidance patterns in order to promote change. I particularly enjoy working with trauma and PTSD and other anxiety based disorders. This is an area that can significantly improve quality of life for my clients when they are able to effectively work through it.
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I have a history of working in harm-reduction services as a co-occurring disorders counselor. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and work with a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and insomnia. I have significant experience treating anxiety and anxiety-related disorders including but not limited to generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. I am certified as a Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapist, and have been trained in providing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy and CBT Insomnia (CBT-I) therapy.