I have degrees in psychology and social work and certification in drug and addiction studies. I serve adolescents, adults, and families dealing with pervasive mental, emotional and behavioral health needs as well as substance related needs. I provide care in community mental health, acute psychiatric settings as well as state based services including work with juvenile offenders. I provide therapeutic services to a wide range of clientele on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, parenting skills, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
I believe in a person-centered approach and meeting you where you are. I provide a non-judgmental, patient, supportive, and mutually respectful environment where you are able to practice self-expression. Through the use of rapport building, empathy, and our ongoing engagement and alignment with one another, I am confident we can come up with a treatment plan that fits your needs and is designed to help you meet your goals. I want to help you dig beyond what may be coming up on the surface, build on your skills to deal with the root of the problem, and equip you with the tools you need to maintain better mental and emotional health.
I have formal training in the following additional models and evidenced based practices (EBPs):
Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA is a substance use model)
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA is primarily used to treat people with autism spectrum disorders)
Community Advocacy Project (CAP is a domestic violence model)
Contingency Management (a substance use model)
Intercept (a trauma informed family therapy)
Multi-systemic Therapy (MST is a family therapy for delinquent juveniles)