I have a foundation of person-centered therapy, also called Rogerian, which means I meet you where you are and help to shed light on situations where you may be at a loss. I combine this with Psychodynamic theory which supports the idea that how we live today is a reflection of growing up, when we learned how to interact with the world around us. While I don’t primarily focus on the past, I believe it is necessary to learn where our thoughts and behaviors stem from in order to transform them to produce a more desirable lifestyle.
I have a truly unique life that has provided me with not only the collegiate knowledge but vast life experience as well. You name it, I can probably check that box. How do experience and knowledge like that translate into the counseling space? You will find yourself sitting across from someone who truly does empathize and understand you. Someone who has a tangible understanding of how to get you from where you are to where you want to go.
I am a compassionate and easy-going therapist who welcomes everyone regardless of age, gender, race, identity, sexual orientation, beliefs, appearances or values. I take a humanistic and person-centered approach to treatment, focusing on powerful healing through a safe and comfortable environment charged with empathy, understanding, and unconditional support. A few of my specialties are PTSD, mood disorders, relationship issues, and substance abuse.
I have a wide range of experience of working with individuals who struggle with grief, trauma, sexual identity, PTSD, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, relapse prevention, and much more. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and am EMDR trained.