I love my profession! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years working with adults and adolescents. I have experience providing individual, couples and family therapy. I have been helping individuals learn to cope with depression, major life changes, stress, self esteem building, trauma, behavioral issues, thoughts of self injury, substance abuse and development of coping skills. I am very knowledgeable about mental health diagnosis' however I concentrate less on the actual diagnosis because a mental illness does not define who you are. I am here to help guide you to a happy and healthy place in your life. I take an individualized approach with each person I work with while focusing on your own unique strengths. I am here to provide education and to develop your understanding of healthy versus unhealthy patterns. I assist in the development of productive coping skills and tools while eliminating negative patterns of communication and unhealthy behaviors. I take an individualized approach while focusing on your strengths in a comfortable and non-threatening environment. . I strive to think outside of the box regarding approaches to building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship with my clients. Life is full of pressures to make quick and impulsive decisions. I like to help people learn how to slow down their thoughts in order to make thoughtful and well informed decisions. Change can be scary but change is important for each and every one of us to better ourselves.
- Anger Management, Bipolar, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Relationships, Stress, Substance Abuse