Most of my career I worked with foster youth and I am very adept at childhood trauma of all kinds. This has set a great foundation to working with adults who have PTSD from childhood trauma, as well as, anxiety and depression. I have also worked as a therapist in an in-patient drug rehab with military veterans. As a military veteran myself, this job was near and dear to my heart. As a therapist, I am about learning to re-narrate our childhood messages into positive thoughts and defining who we are today. This is called using CBT and DBT approaches as well as the Narrative modality. I am a firm believer in that "we are what we think," so we have to change those thoughts into positive thoughts. Together we can set obtainable goals towards finding a happier you and path.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session, we spend time getting to know each other and building trust and rapport. We will then explore what you are here to work on and what your goals and what you want to accomplish in your sessions. I call this finding your bulls-eye, so you will know you have reached your goals and have achieved what you have set out to achieve.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I use Narrative therapy, CBT and DBT with a solution focused approach. Narrative is about re-narrating negative messages that we embedded into our psyche as a child that we have carried into our adult life. These messages are usually around your self-worth and value.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Strengths are that change is possible through awareness and motivation and that I am here to help shine a light on a new path, but to support you in your journey as this is your journey.