I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field where I've provided psychotherapy, vocational counseling, and clinical case management to adults and families coping with the negative psychological impacts of homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, unemployment, trauma, relationship issues, financial insecurity, and physical and cognitive disabilities.
My approach to therapy is holistic, person-centered, and strengths-based. I draw from a variety of evidence-based practices to create a tailored experience for each of my clients, grounding my approach in psychodynamic and cognitive/behavioral theories. I teach my clients how to use their innate skills and tools to challenge and change their harmful thoughts and behaviors, improve their emotional regulation, and develop the essential coping strategies needed to target their current problems. I also help my clients to develop a deeper understanding of how their development influences their presenting issues. My laid-back, patient, and non-judgmental counseling style creates a therapeutic space where my clients feel safe, supported, and heard. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives and work collaboratively with them to clarify their goals for treatment.
As a life-long learner, I strive to ensure the services I provide to my clients are cutting edge and ethically sound. I honor the humility and courage it takes to decide to seek therapy and welcome the opportunity to walk with my clients on their journey towards healing and empowerment.