Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
My style of therapy is client-centered. I want to know who the person is that has chosen to come to therapy to improve their life. Clients can describe the areas of their life that they want to improve, and as these are recorded, individual therapy goals are created. This process is possible because I am often described as a master listener.
Once the goals for improvement have been established, a game plan is able to be created. My unique background includes anxiety containment, trauma resolution, and resilience creation. Each client has strengths to build from to create a more effective way of thinking about the issues. This approach combines CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) with Mindfulness to create individual resilience skills and actions.
My background includes working with; 1) sexual trauma, (co-founder of the Sexual Assault Center, Nashville, TN) 2) performance and anxiety containment (athletes, professionals, Army soldiers and families, students and therapists) and 3) unique populations (LGBTQ+, people escaping childhood religious cultures, and veterans)
I look forward to assisting you in creating and executing a new game plan for your life.
MSSW - Social work, University of Tennessee
DMIN - Doctor of Ministry, Boston University, School of Theology
MDIV - Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
MRT-PE - Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert, University of Pennsylvania
My wife and I race walk at least 2 half marathons per year. We also have re-discovered square dancing which is great physical and cognitive exercise
I use a specific performance ritual/routine between clients so that I do not develop compassion fatigue.
Sexual Assault Center of Middle Tennessee. I was co-founder of this non-profit which will celebrate its 45th anniversary in April 2023. I will be there for the celebration and will have the opportunity to do a 3 hour workshop with the current staff.
Every month my wife and I take 4 days away from our social worker professions. We love to go to Reno, Las Vegas, Nashville, Portland, as well as California adventures.
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