As your guide, I will create a safe space to support your growth by exploring with you how to take control of your health and wellness. I have an active, curious style when examining symptoms of distress. I enjoy working with adults who want more than the traditional “talk” therapy. My orientation is rooted in the mind-body connection. Interventions I use include psychoeducation, holistic interventions, movement therapies, sensory balancing, healthy distraction and grounding skills, relaxation techniques, and supportive lifestyle coaching.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
BA - Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
MA - Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University
PsyD - Applied Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
I entered the mental health field largely because of my experience in the military and exposure to both suffering and resiliency. It is my passion to empower people with knowledge and self-awareness to create meaning and growth opportunities for themselves.
I enjoy spending time with my family and with nature. I also love cooking and tending to my plants and garden.
I set an intention for the day each morning and then reflect on the outcome during the evening to help bring meaning and purpose to my daily life.
Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl is a book I refer to often. It stresses the importance of creating meaning through connection and purpose.
My favorite organization is Hospice because it helps people at their most difficult and vulnerable time of life.
I rest when my mind and body tell me it is time.
I have four dogs, three Huskies, and one Belgian Malinois so you can imagine how lively (and furry) my household is! Every moment with them is precious to me and each of them has their unique personality.
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