Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I have had experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health units, psychiatric crisis teams, mobile teams, emergency room-based, and private practice.
I believe you will get out of therapy what you put into therapy; therefore, therapeutic accountability and empowerment are a focus. I am direct in my approach while still being empathic. Our collaborative partnership will focus on getting to the root of the problem, meeting you where you are at but also challenging you at times so we can keep moving forward towards a solution. Empowering you to become the best version of yourself and helping you learn realistic tools to get you through the day-to-day challenges are just some of the staples of my practice.
MS - Mental Health Counseling, St. John Fisher College
Growing up, mental health was something people I loved had to deal with in silence. It was swept under the rug. Sadly, there was not a lot of support offered. I wanted to change that by becoming a provider.
I am a total farm girl! I love being with my horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, rabbits, and cats! I love to landscape, garden, trail run, hike, and swim. I enjoy being with my family and friends.
Spending time in my horse barn is extremely therapeutic to me. I also ensure I am taking movement breaks throughout my day.
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice was my mother's favorite book.
Mustangs Making Miracles — This program adopts wild mustangs and has veterans who are struggling with severe PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc., work with these amazing animals. The therapeutic impacts of this program are nothing short of amazing.
Landscaping, being in nature, and sitting by the water at camp.
So many animals (I live on a farm). I love when I go to the horse barn and the chickens ride on the horse's backs as I walk them out to the pasture. It is very interesting to see them perched up there without a care in the world!
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