I believe that through guidance and understanding individuals can improve their mental health and relationships. To assist clients in reaching their treatment goals, I use a variety of evidence-based practices with an emphasis on family systems, emotion focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
I received a BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. My experience is eclectic and includes work as a residential counselor in a treatment center for adolescents with mental illness, providing therapy to families in the foster care system, and facilitating group therapy for divorce, anger management, and mindfulness. I even spent eight years as a middle school English teacher. For the past two years, I have worked as an outpatient therapist providing individual, family, and couples therapy to a variety of clients.
Individual Therapy for teens and adults
Consultation and coordination with other care providers
Participation in school planning meetings
You can expect to be an active participant in your treatment. I use humor and active listening to build a relationship and get to know clients, then we get to work. We’ll work together to set goals for treatment and decide the best ways to make progress toward those goals. You will probably have to do some homework, but it will be worth it.