The process of therapy can bring about personal growth. Many people come to me in a time of great suffering, either with suicidal thoughts or an intense frustration that they can't create the life they want. I work as an insight based therapist, looking to help my patient create new insights into unsatisfying behavior patterns and work towards a more satisfying way of living.
I currently train professionals in the community on how to respond responsibility to people struggling with suicidal thoughts. I also teach professionals how to help people grow and recover from prior suicidal experiences. Having thoughts of suicide is common within the human experience. Anyone can have thoughts of suicide. I commit to working with you in a collaborative way, with your safety paramount.
I have worked with juveniles and adults who have committed a sexual offense. I did this work in residential facilities, and with men on probation and parole. I co-facilitated sex offender treatment groups, and conducted research on elderly sex offenders. I currently work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault in adulthood. I believe my experience with offenders has helped me develop a deep care and compassion for survivors and I'm skilled at healing work.