Forming non-judgmental relationships with my clients is my top priority. I do not judge, I do not shy away from tough topics, and I do not roll my eyes like some friends might do. I am a compassionate counselor who is here
to help you help yourself.
I use a variety of traditional approaches such as person-centered therapy and narrative therapy in an eclectic combination to meet you
where you are.
Traumatic things happen to at least 10% of the population, and the rate is higher for those in the dangerous jobs such as the military. However, trauma is not always caused by a catastrophic event such as an earthquake or death; trauma can be a result of an ongoing stressful environment, such as an abusive or neglectful home.
Brainspotting and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are two powerful modalities to treat any level of trauma.
It's not always easy to say what is bothering you. Using creative arts therapy, the subconscious and the unspoken can often be revealed in a non-traumatic way. Artistic talent is not required!
Creative arts therapy often involves visual arts like painting or drawing, but it also includes writing journals, creating poetry or music,
or therapeutic coloring.
I believe current challenges are often based on past traumas and dramas. By gently exploring your past, you may find it easier to face your present and your future. Together, we will
focus on your strengths in order to
overcome your challenges.
Past challenges may include, but are not limited to, sexual or physical abuse, bullying, the divorce of parents, or the death of a loved one.
Breathing is an automatic event that is controlled by your brain, but mindful breathing can help you deal with the pressures of daily life. Other mindful practices are creative visualization, body scans, and mini meditations.
It has been proven physiologically impossible to have a relaxed body and to feel stress or anger at the same time!