Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
Beginning the therapy process can be daunting, but you deserve support to feel calm, confident, and able to achieve your personal goals. My style as a therapist is highly collaborative which means you have a voice in this process. My ideal client is looking to create a therapeutic relationship where personal healing can happen.
I am an emotion focused therapist who enjoys incorporating emotion and behavior into session. You can expect to work as a team to find new perspectives and growth. I have worked with a wide range of clients that include those with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I am here to be a support to those who need it and be a collaborator for change.
MS - Community Mental Health Counseling, University of Rochester
I was interested in mental health from a personal standpoint as a teenager. Just seeing family and friends struggle with their own mental health made me feel a connection to the field. As I studied more about psychology I became interested in the more personal side of psychology so I naturally gravitated to becoming a therapist.
I love musical theatre. I did musicals in high school and college so that is something I love to be engaged in. I also enjoy reading and painting in my free time. The arts in general make me feel calm and creative which I enjoy. I am also a big history buff and have been since I was a kid.
I love to read. I have been an avid reader since I was a kid and I find it is a good way for me to unwind after a long day of working with clients.
I have read the works of Edgar Allen Poe many of times. I know that is not a book per se, but he is one of my favorite poets. I like to read his works mostly because his portrayal of the human suffering and psyche are fascinating to me.
The Trevor Project is one organization I resonate with. I have a brother who is out and proud but has not always gotten the full support from our family so I think it is important for those in the LGBTQIA+ community to have an organization willing to step in and help.
I like spending time alone to recharge. I think alone time and being able to reflect on my own thoughts helps me feel grounded in my mental health. I go to therapy on my own which also helps me feel recharged. You sincerely cannot pour from an empty cup.
I have a cat his name is Blu. He is my session buddy, always laying at my feet while I work. My favorite Blu story is that we went on a trip and came home to him refusing to eat his dry food. We became concerned and took him to be seen. The vet told us that he is perfectly healthy but just was refusing to eat. The vet said "you have one petty cat."
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