“Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You are worthy, always.” S.C. Lourie
As a therapist, I extend compassion and curiosity to build an alliance with my clients aimed at fostering a sense of safety, create openness to cultivate an understanding of how their living has unfolded. I see therapy as a conduit for clients to explore, brainstorm, develop and practice adaptations that they can implement to build their quality of life.
I am a certified EMDR therapist, a treatment modality highly effective in treatment for trauma, depression, anxiety, and many other mental health struggles. I also have been trained in and utilize methods based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including specialized CBT training emphasizing Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Trauma-Focused.
I work with clients spanning the entirety of the adult life cycle, from those new to adulthood through those who are seasoned. I had the privilege of beginning my career working as a hospice social worker. It was from there that I moved into the mental health field where I have worked a variety of age groups in settings that include crisis services, embedded in primary care offices, home-based programs, school settings and outpatient offices. Witnessing the life cycle in reverse among the clients that I have served has informed my perspective in unique and powerful ways, highlighting the resiliency found in all persons and the value of drawing on and building up existing strengths.
I commend you on your efforts to get connected to a therapist to support you in this journey and I would be happy to speak with your further about how I can be of service.