Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have extensive experience working with adults experiencing persistent and severe mental health disorders and substance use disorders. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, paranoia, relationship issues, couples issues, communication issues, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), grief and loss, substance use, and personality disorders. I have also helped many clients who have experienced physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse.
During my years of practice, I have identified the benefits of focusing on client's self-esteem in order to improve within themselves, specifically focusing on "the here and now". I am highly trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT) which I have utilized within individual, group, and family therapy sessions as as well as solution focused therapy and motivational therapy.
My therapy style is warm and nonjudgmental as I want all of my clients to feel they are in a safe environment when working with me. I believe in treating everyone as an individual and meeting my clients where they are during sessions. I also work with my clients in identifying their individual goals and completing unique and specific treatment plans.
BA - Social Work and Human Services, University of Wisconsin Whitewater
MA - Social Work, University of Southern California
I became a mental health professional because when I was younger my guidance counselors had such a positive impact on me. I always knew I wanted to help people in some way and the more I studied mental health, substance use, and therapy, it became more of a love and passion of mine. I love working with and serving others the best I can in order to help make improvements in one's life!
I enjoy photography, golfing, working out and spending time outside.
I make sure every morning before I start work I have at least a 45-minute workout and a 10-minute meditation.
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