Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW CADC I
Hello! I value partnering with others to help uncover and pursue meaning in their life.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2015
I provide individual therapy to adults (18+) on issues relating to: anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts and/or feelings, life stressors, self-criticism, grief, and relationship dissatisfaction. Counseling should be engaging, thought provoking, and supportive. I also understand counseling can be painful at times. I am committed to being present alongside you during all these moments and to honor your exploration into where you have been, where you are, and where you would like to go.
ACT is an engaging form of therapy that includes processing/reflection, learning skills, practicing skills both inside and outside of sessions, and clarifying what matters to you. If you find you have tried everything to stop painful thoughts or feelings, but the struggle continues, this may be a helpful approach. I hope you leave our sessions with a plan of action— something you can take with you and do between sessions that will make a positive difference.
Relationships with others and the world around us significantly impact our experiences. I utilize this overarching approach to help you grow new insights into past experiences and patterns of behavior which may be impacting your experiences of developing healthy and fulfilling relationships.
We can use this approach to explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In our time together, I will assist you in extending kind curiosity to current ways of thinking and to identify if these thought patterns honor your experience and serve you now, or perhaps lead you away from a life you want.
Experiencing anxiety is a normal part of life. Sometimes we feel anxiety so intensely, in our attempts to cope and survive, we may find ourselves moving away from the life we want. Enjoyable activities may no longer feel possible and our circle of workability may start to shrink. My training treating anxiety utilizes approaches to assist others in connecting to their values, unhooking from painful thoughts/feelings, growing self-compassion, and helping you reconnect to what is important to you.
I have multiple years of experience working with adults living with severe and persistent mental health concerns, including depression in varying stages of their recovery. I can help you reconnect to what is important to you, grow skills to release painful thoughts/feelings, to hold yourself with kindness, and start living the life you want.
I want to partner with you to grow self-compassion and kindness, identify potential thinking patterns which no longer serve you, learn new coping skills, and to feel a stronger connection to the present.
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