I have been active in the social service field since Fall of 2005, when I began providing interpersonal relationship skills training both in the classroom and at annual conferences. Between 2008 and 2013 I served as a care manager for clientele from diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds struggling with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or dementia to ensure proper placement and service coordination. I have been in private practice locally since 2010, often collaborating with dietitians/nutritionists and primary care physicians to ensure coordinated care.
My treatment approach is largely cognitive-behavioral in nature, but as an eclectic clinician, I draw from object-relations theory and experiential interventions. In addition, I can provide faith-based treatment. I view my role as a therapist as helping clients to better understand how they get in their own way and unearth their genuine true self. In addition to self-discovery, I am passionate about assisting clients to develop skills that will allow them to have more fulfilling and healthy relationships with others. In my practice, it is essential to collaborate with the client to ensure that my approach is tailored to their needs and preferences.
While I am qualified to address a variety of challenges (e.g. behavioral/chemical addictions, eating disorders, depression, OCD), I am most interested in treating anxiety and relational issues.
- Behavioral Addictions
- Chemical Addictions
- Eating Disorders
- Relational Issues