When it comes to facing transitions in life, things can get difficult to manage. Although it can seem daunting and overwhelming at the onset of sessions, by the end of our therapy experience, together we will work on coping skills to address any concerns that may arise in the present and future. I started working in the Social Work field with children and families in the child welfare realm. I've continued the journey in the community health space with pregnant and parenting women and families. Throughout this time, I've continuously provided individual therapy to children and adults helping clients eliminate or diminish barriers that inhibit personal success. Seeking therapy can be scary at first but we will work together to remove the fear and gain access to successes that you didn't know were possible. I'd love to help you get to your level. You only need to take the first step!
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, we will work together to understand the barriers to progress following an overview of practice policies and procedures. Once we have the footprint, we will devise a plan that works within your desired guidelines on how to progress towards growth and change
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Using motivational interviewing and an empowering client approach, we go step by step to declutter the mind and focus on individual tasks versus the lump sum to increase confidence, self-leadership and internal motivation. When negative self-image is at the forefront, it is hard to see how anything can be accomplished in a given period. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that I comingle with other therapeutic models to assist you with reframing “I can’t” statements into “I can.” While we continually focus on your ability to resolve the presenting concern.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strength is working with women and families. For the past 11 years, I've utilized skills within the ante and postpartum space to assist mothers with the transition in home and community environments with the addition of a newborn. While working with families, I've been able to assist with social-emotional barriers to family dynamics, and financial concerns and provide psychosocial support. This also includes the transitions associated with parenting, the birthing process, postpartum complications, and grief. In addition, I have continued to adapt my skill sets to assist clients suffering from anxiety and depression from historical traumas and ongoing life stressors.