After a career in the corporate world, I "reinvented" by going back to school to obtain a masters degree in counseling. I have worked at the VA, FL civil commitment prison, a psychiatric hospital and for the last five years counsel for a local hospital system serving a diverse population. Married, 5 kids, (3 adopted), cats and dogs, successes and failures in both business and personal life. I continue to learn how to navigate life's challenges and find meaning and purpose helping others. I practice CBT, ACT, and mindfulness, but believe the client's language should drive their journey. Being heard and understood is a partnership. Cultivating peace inside us allows us to see things as they really are. I pledge to always do my best for you.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Lets get to know what it is you would like to accomplish.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Active listening and "person centered" can be a great platform as we all can benefit by being heard as a way to hear ourselves. ACT is a great treatment platform when our ideas and emotions get in our way, when we are stuck or without direction. CBT is often effective when a client is comfortable with logical feedback and finds trust in the collaboration. Bigger pictures (perspective taking) is a good thing as well as mindfulness. No one modality can address all situations or clients.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I feel that if you are investing your time and money I need to meet you halfway and invest my attention and efforts. So I bring my eyes, ears, and heart to each and every session.