Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I approach the therapeutic relationship from an open and honest space. I believe in building a relationship that is supportive, genuine, and collaborative as well as challenging and directive. It is important to me to provide skills, tools, and options for individuals to feel empowered in managing their life challenges on their own. Healing and progress are often made with a wholistic approach that can include additional support from families, communities, groups, and non-traditional healing practices. Thus, striving to collaborate in creating a treatment plan that is both evidence-based and individualized.
PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
I wanted to find a way to make mental health more accessible and less stigmatized through the use of animal assisted therapies. I was inspired by the resiliency of individuals I met recovering from trauma and began my career in mental health.
I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, gardening, and enjoying any time I can get with my horses, English bulldog, and family. I really love listening to live music, BBQing, and trying new/adventurous foods.
I try to incorporate mindfulness in to brief moments in my day and disconnect from my phone often... and a nice cup of coffee before the day becomes too busy.
Viktor Frankl's book titled Man's Search for Meaning because it is so profound in explaining acceptance, resiliency, and the marvels of the human condition. Also anything David Sedaris writes because it is absolutely hysterical, truthful, and a refreshing view of self, culture, and family.
I like to work in the garden, swim, and travel to places with no cell phone reception.
I have and English Bulldog named Cinnabon, who is a rescue. She is often following my children around to make sure they are staying out of trouble, walking safely, and eating anything they may throw on the ground.
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