In the journey of life, challenges and obstacles will arise which can leave one feeling unbalanced and emotionally depleted. These feelings can make you feel like your self-esteem has taken a hit and leave you feeling unworthy of love and belonging. I feel everyone has the potential to find balance and healing in rewriting their own future story.
My goal in working with you would be to provide a safe place to explore and effectively express emotions, set goals to increase quality of life and improve communication skills while rebuilding your self-worth and self-esteem. My approach to counseling is client centered with a straightforward and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize techniques from a combination of modalities to include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focus and dialectical behavior therapy. I employ different tactics to meet your needs to promote wellness.
Prior to starting my private practice, I have worked in the mental health field since 2003. I started working with individuals in the Corrections Field who were categorized as serious mentally ill. I helped them navigate the criminal justice system, enter into therapy and develop skills to be productive in the community. After receiving my masters degree, I transitioned to the Community Mental Health field where I provided individual therapy to children, teenagers and adults; group therapy and couples counseling. I welcome any opportunity to help individuals seek out and reach their full potential on their road of self discovery.
Master’s Degree in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Brandman University 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Justice with a minor in Psychology, Central Washington University 2003