Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome. I am an experienced therapist, providing compassionate, trauma-informed care to individuals seeking healing and meaningful change.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2003
I have extensive experience working with adults dealing with all forms of anxiety, as well as depression, trauma and Complex PTSD, relationship issues, substance use and behavior addictions, concerns about self-esteem and self-acceptance, and grief/bereavement. Whether this is the first time you are seeking therapy, or whether you are looking for a new provider with whom to continue your growth, my focus is on meeting you where you are with warmth, skillfulness, and non-judgment.
I am EMDRIA trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. I use this approach, often in tandem with IFS (see below), with clients working to heal the impact of acute trauma as well as the effects of longer term complex and relational trauma.
I am level one trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and have been working with this model for nearly four years. Weaving mindfulness and self-compassion with the concept of multiplicity, this model is unique, accessible, and very powerful in its efficacy. Many of my clients tend to be drawn toward IFS, finding it intuitive and holistic.
I have extensive training in DBT, having co-led DBT skills training groups (and co-leading a DBT program) for six years, while offering individual DBT therapy for 12 years. I have a deep understanding of complex trauma (and CPTSD), and have seen the combination of mindfulness and CBT that DBT brings, lead to improved self-understanding, increased capacity to regulate emotions and manage distress, and much healthier relationships for many clients.
I have much training and experience with ACT therapy, and find this most helpful for clients who struggle with overthinking or feeling stuck repeating patterns in their lives. Through clarifying what is most important to them, and lining this up with manageable action steps, making desired change becomes much easier.
I have a CADC I, and have been providing dual diagnosis care (MH and addiction treatment) for the last 15 years. I work with clients in all stages of change-- those curious about their relationship with substances but not ready for change, those seeking change, and those already active in recovery. Many of the clients I see are also dealing with co-dependency, or navigating the particular stressors that arise when loving someone with behavior addictions or substance dependence.
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