I believe you deserve to author your own story. I would be honored to come alongside and empower and equip you to reach that goal.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Woodland Park, CO
I became certified as a life coach through CTI, (coaches training institute) prior to enrolling into a master of counseling program. I continue to utilize this training in my counseling sessions today. This structure is utilized to help walk along side you, and trust that you are the expert in your life, not me. We work together as partners on your journey.
After graduate school, I began the process of becoming a LAC, (licensed addictions counselor.) A foundational element of this training was CBT, (cognitive behavioral therapy.) I continue to utilize CBT today as it is very well known and extremely evidenced based.
Treating people who struggle with addictions was my primary clientele focus the first 3 years of my career. I have used this experience to help in treating people with both chemical and behavioral addictions. As the first people I worked with, treating this population continues to be a passion of mine.
Treating people who struggle with alcohol abuse and dependence is something I have a heart for as well as a lot of experience with. This struggle is unique as it has the ability to completely ruin your life, and yet is legal and marketed well.
Through all populations of people I have worked with, anxiety has been a common theme with most of my clients. Anxiety can be an annoyance as well as completely debilitating. Helping those who struggle with anxiety brings great satisfaction when we are able to equip the client and increase their ability to navigate life on their own terms.
My experience working with psychosis and schizophrenia has expanded 7 years of my career. I have treated those who do well and need minimal help, as well as those whos intervention requirements are more acute.