Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have experience practicing in many settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospital and agency settings, high school settings, private practice, and both for-profit and non-profit agencies focusing on mental health and substance abuse disorders, and university counseling centers.
My style is relaxed, engaging, and collaborative. I am not a “how does that make you feel” clinician. I utilize therapeutic techniques and exercises to help my clients learn and grow in life, between our sessions. I believe that no one needs to walk this life journey alone. My goal is to help my clients be who they desire and who they are designed to be in this world, to work through issues in a way that enhances their strengths and experiences, and to explore thinking, feeling, and behavioral patterns.
BS - Human Services, Northern Kentucky University
MA - Community and Agency Counseling, Xavier University
Life is a fantastic journey, with great adventures and suffering. My desire is to walk life with others who are in this walk we call life.
I enjoy reading, being outdoors in nature, gardening, spiritual and cultural practices and research, writing, and being with my family and my dog Luna. Learning is a forever adventure for me.
Ancient Scriptures, as I've found that spiritual guidance and personal growth is an ever happening occurrence, depending on the stage of life I am walking.
Compassion international. We all need to help and love those in this world, and I find this organization helps me to do just that.
I am a dog lover and have had dogs all my life. My mix breed, Luna, is my little girl today. She likes to sleep with me, and when I get up at night, she takes over the bed and crawls under the covers.
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