Do you feel like something is holding you back? Getting in your way? Many people run into barriers- barriers that keep them from achieving their goals, get in the way of their relationships or keep them from moving on. These barriers can look like anxiety, depression, trauma, communication patterns, etc. This is where I can help! I have worked with crisis services and trauma survivors my whole career; and trauma can look different for everyone! I enjoy nothing more than helping clients identify the barriers that are holding them back, constructing a plan to break it down and take steps towards doing so. I have a Marriage and Family Therapist License in addition to my Clinical Counselor License, so couples are a passion of mine as well.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I am a straight forward clinician. In our first session, I'd like to get to know you and what brings you into treatment. I'll take whatever information you feel is pertinent to the presenting problem (Not related? Don't feel comfortable? We can get to it later, no worries!) I will ask questions to better understand and help get to the bottom of it, so we can move towards your goals. I'm a fast mover organically but can slow down to a pace that the client is most comfortable with; I'll follow your lead!
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Being both a individual therapist, as well as a marriage and Family Therapist; I tend to be a systems person. What this means is, I look at a bigger picture to better understand why you do the things you do. This often incorporates birth order, family trees, and relationship patterns . Then I get into personality traits core beliefs and individual attributes that make you, you. Treatment goals are great, but each person is beautifully unique so I try to help create a realistic plan that will work for you!
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Crisis work and trauma are my go-tos clinically. I enjoy and have passion for people who need help in the moment. Trauma is relative though, so the death of a spouse may be 'his trauma' but a toxic relationship could be 'her's'. I love being able to help pivot people into a healthier state and would love to help you!