My main goal is to align myself with my clients in an effort to build a therapeutic relationship worth investing in. I understand that for some, therapy may be a bit scary at first, therefore, I try to remain humble, down to earth, and engaging in hopes that others will feel comfortable. I mostly utilize a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach in order to encourage others to harness the power of their thoughts in a way that influences healthy and productive behaviors. Through use of person-centered techniques, I hope to create a space where others will feel empowered to want to set their own goals and allow me the opportunity to help maximize the chance of achieving them. I will do my very best to provide empathy, support, and a strengths-based focus every step of the way. I want all individuals to experience an increase in feelings of self-efficacy and self-acceptance in order to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.
Above all else, I believe in the art of conversation and feel as though listening and talking to one another can be a powerful experience that is sometimes lacking in our lives. I hope together to create a safe space where individuals can openly express themselves and feel heard, validated, and supported in return.
The majority of my working experience has been gained at an outpatient chemical dependency program. Most of the individuals I’ve provided services to have struggled with a variety of mental health disorders, in addition to substance use disorders. I recognize how difficult it can be facing challenges related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, life transitions, and self-destructive behaviors. While I am comfortable working with children and adolescents, most of my experience has been gained working with adults in both individual and group therapy settings.