Life is always changing in both positive and negative ways. It’s not uncommon to feel knocked out during hard or challenging times in life, but it doesn’t mean you need to be out of the game. Life throws curveballs at us and this is the exact point that we need to adjust and adapt to find our way back to the meaning and purpose of our lives. It is important to keep growing and adapting as a person through all stages of life. It can be difficult to begin developing new ways of handling life’s obstacles, especially when done alone. Having honest and positive feedback can help you create the life you want to live.
I approach each therapeutic relationship as unique and adjust my approach to meet your individual needs. My life experiences with acute mental health, addictions, elderly, and palliative care revealed to me that life must have motivation, meaning, and purpose to be fully lived and enjoyed. I have focused on trauma work and choice theory to encourage people to understand and heal from the things that they have experienced. I try to encourage skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to have people learn how to help themselves better cope with and understand the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I also utilize approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Therapy to encourage the understanding of things we can and cannot change and how this also affects our thoughts, feelings and actions in our lives. This process starts with the person you are now and helps you develop into the person you want to be.
My career started in nursing and social sciences in 2006. This career brought me to finishing my undergraduate degree in Psychology at University of Maryland University College in 2017. I then continued my education and received my graduate degree from Walden University in 2020 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have since finished EMDR training, and have become trauma informed certified. I have conducted group therapies for trauma processing, dual diagnosis, and intensive outpatient therapy for addictions. I have primarily worked with individuals, adults and couples.