I am a licensed mental health professional with over ten years of experience working in inpatient hospitals, community programs, in the correctional setting, as well as in private practice. I have worked with people diagnosed with chronic and persistent mental health issues, people in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictions, those who have experienced childhood or other traumas, and families in conflict, among other others. I consider my scope of expertise to be anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family conflict, relationships, challenges with boundaries, existential issues, career direction, and addictions. I take pride in my work and am focused on results, but not at the detriment of the therapeutic relationship between myself and the client(s). I am well versed in several counseling techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Person-Centered therapy. My disposition is that of having a compassionate approachable demeanor. My counseling skills are focused on supporting the client toward accomplishing their goals. In this relationship, you lead, and I help to guide you toward the outcome that you desire. I want you to consider this your journey and me as someone who walks alongside you. I will provide feedback as is necessary, but never dictate the course of the work. Clients generally warm up to me quickly and I enjoy helping them to learn new behaviors, work on relationships, get greater enjoyment from life, reconcile with daily challenges, and overall feel better about themselves. I am confident that I will be able to assist you in working through your deeply personal issue(s) in a manner that affirms your truths, is respectful and with positive regard for your humanity. This should be a space where you can bring your whole self.