One of the joys of working as a professional therapist and life coach is supporting people as they move through various phases of their lives to realize and reach their full potential. I currently support clients as they move towards openness, acceptance, compassion, justice, wisdom, and self-understanding. We are all on our own journey and my hope is to meet you where you are at in yours. The skills I have refined over the past decade have uniquely prepared me to work in the mental health and substance use field to serve individuals, families, and groups.
With over 10 years of experience working as a therapist, life coach, university professor, trainer, private practice owner, and mentor, my goal is to bring my knowledge and skills to my work with clients. I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), as well as trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the Sanctuary Model of Care, and Motivational Interviewing.
My goal as a therapist and life coach is to help people navigate through difficulties in their lives and relationships while providing a safe place to heal, explore, develop insight, practice healthy coping tools, reduce anxiety, depression, addiction, and integrate and take responsibility for their changes. I facilitate a process where the client is able to move toward healing, self-acceptance, and to ultimately grow and thrive in a supportive environment. I formulate the therapeutic plan collaboratively with my clients based on each client’s needs, their presenting problems, and the goals they wish to achieve.