Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW, CADC I
I am passionate about helping others, and believe firmly that each of us holds the answers to our deepest questions.
12 SE 14th Ave.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2011
I believe firmly that the therapeutic environment serves as a microcosm for the life we live outside of session. Thus, I spend a great deal of time working through relational issues in the context of the therapeutic relationship to help individuals develop and maintain healthy, satisfying relationships throughout their lives.
As humans living in a technological age, it is easy to become caught up in anxiety-provoking and unhealthy cycles of stress and excessive worry that ultimately lead us to a dead-end. Thus, I rely heavily on mindfulness-based practice in order to help individuals slow down their internal process and find joy and gratitude in moment-to-moment experiences.
I have been trained through my graduate school education and over 50 hours in CEUs on CBT methods for treating anxiety and depression. I believe strongly in the CBT tenant of the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
I have over four years of experience providing mental health and addiction treatment to children and adolescents in Nebraska, Oregon and Washington. I have over 100 hours in ongoing education working with this population and am certified as a child specialist in the state of Washington.
Many mental health issues contain elements of low self-esteem, and many diagnoses can contribute to feelings of low self-esteem. Thus, I investigate and explore issues of self-esteem with every one of my clients. Additionally, working with teenagers has provide hours of work focused solely on exploring self and identifying how individuals interact with the world around them.
I have worked with many teenagers and young adults who struggle with major life transitions. Honoring the intensity of these experiences and helping clients successfully move forward has been a cornerstone of my work in community mental health.
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