ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Couples Therapy, Cultural Issues/Racial Trauma, Depression, Family Conflict, Family Therapy, Grief, IPV/DV, Immigration, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, OCD, Panic, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pregnancy/Peripartum, Self-Harm, Sexual Trauma, Sleep, Stress, Substance Use, Trans+, Trauma, Women's Issues
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
The process of building a therapeutic relationship there has to be a level of comfort and ease with your therapist. This is important in order to be able to be able to talk about incidents from your past that are painful and difficult to face.
Therapy is about what you need from your therapist. I use the person-centered approach. Everyone has a story to tell and it is important for you to not feel judged and to feel safe. As a therapist, I take my lead from you and what you want to work on to improve your situation. I believe that I can gain the information I need from you by having a conversation rather than you feeling like you are being interrogated. Your mental health is of the utmost importance to me, and as such, you set the agenda for your sessions as this is your therapy time and about what you need.
MSW - Social Service Administration, Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I enjoy nature and the outdoors. I like to build things and I like to do construction for example building small outdoor structures, tiny houses, small cabins, and the remodeling process. It gives me satisfaction to take something that is old and run down and turn it into something new and repaired. I enjoy kayaking, riding ATVs, and snowmobiling. One of my other favorite things to do is travel, to experience what the world has to offer, gain new experiences, and new memories.
On a daily basis I listen to music to help me wind down after a long day. I will often read to use my imagination. I also have time each day in which I have my needed alone time. Probably the biggest thing I do everyday to support my own mental health is to play with my dogs; they provide so much laughter, comfort, support and unconditional love to me.
The Grinch is a book I have read many many times. I think the reason I have read this book so many times is because it is an example of the capacity people have to change and transform themselves when they have a positive influence and are shown examples from others.
My favorite organizations are ones that work with veterans because my father was a Veteran as well as my brother and my husband and I have seen first-hand the struggles that Veterans face and they need understanding and support.
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