I see therapy as teamwork, and it is my goal to partner with you through your journey from start to finish. Equipped with compassion, care, and a sense of humor, I strive to create an empathic therapeutic relationship, where you feel supported and heard. I am a firm believer that the most challenging periods of life present the perfect opportunity to begin your journey.
I specialize in working with adults who have endured a traumatic event. The kind of event where there is a clear indication of what your life was like before the event took place, and a clear indication of what your life is like after the event took place. Examples include, but are not limited to, a life transition, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, on the job trauma for first responders, an accident, a health diagnosis, divorce, and so on.
My approach is goal oriented, and starting at your first session, I will ask you to pinpoint the change and results you wish to see. During our work, I will build upon your existing strengths (you've made it this far on your own—you're doing something right!), by applying personally tailored approaches and techniques from evidence-based practices. These approaches and techniques will help you gain insight and perspective, learn coping skills and strategies to help manage the after effects of trauma, and in turn, make the necessary changes to achieve your goals and live a happier life. Where appropriate, I also take an integrative approach to healing by utilizing a combination of clinical training, spiritual tools, and intuition. This can be particularly helpful for those who wish to incorporate their spiritual beliefs into their therapeutic journey.