It is my goal to provide a safe place for trauma healing, constructive relationship conversations, and disrupting generational dysfunction.
Clinical Social Worker in ,
Using a strengths-based approach, we will work collaboratively to develop solutions to combat current concerns, consistently focusing on the present issue and future change. Building on the hope that brought you to therapy, I will assist you in visualizing the change you wish to see and encourage your progress towards your treatment goal. I will professionally challenge self-sabotaging behaviors that present as obstacles towards you experiencing increased positive regard about your life.
If your relationship has been impacted by unmet expectations, unproductive communication, or recent relationship trauma, allow me an opportunity to assist you in turning things around. I encourage couples to identify their roles and expectations within the relationship and encourage transparency throughout the therapeutic process. Utilizing many of the Gottman principles, in addition to other evidence-based approaches, we will work together to strengthen your partnership.
Are you guilty of allowing your thoughts to sabotage your dreams, ambitions, or relationships? Do people in your life have a difficult time differentiating between when you are disappointed vs. angry, sad vs. angry, or depressed vs. angry? Utilizing CBT, I assist clients in identifying unhelpful beliefs and behaviors, identifying and regulating their emotions, and developing solutions to achieve the life they visualize.
Whether you are still in the relationship or have been a survivor of past relationship violence, I applaud you for seeking assistance. This relationship has weighed on your mental health and I will provide a sounding board and safe place, without judgment, to explore it's impact as you move from victim to survivor. I will assist with safety planning while allowing you the freedom to make the decisions that you feel are best for you.
Resolving conflict with loved ones can be hard. Within relationships, whether intrafamilial or extrafamilial, people generally want to be heard, validated, and feel like their needs are being met. I work with clients to not only assist in exploring the conflict but also challenge them to recognize their role in the conflict, whether as the injured party or the conflict initiator. We also explore whether resolution is possible and establish a plan to get there.
It is not unusual to find that in working with clients with trauma history, the trauma has occurred over more than one generation. In these instances, it is not uncommon that the client feels unsupported by family during the change process. I work with clients to identify the family dynamics that struggle against change and explore the impact of change on these dynamics. I validate the client's experience and work with the client to effect change in their own life.