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A psychological assessment is a collaborative team effort between an individual, their support network (family members, health care providers, teachers, case managers etc.), and the evaluator that can enhance therapeutic understanding, cohesion, and provide a framework to meet desired goals.
My goal is to help facilitate change, skill mastery, and acceptance; as well as to help develop insight into our abilities and capacity to cope with our most difficult challenges.
I approach my work with the assumption that everyone has the capacity to change, if provided with the proper support and treatment.
I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to successful therapy. My professional philosophy includes incorporating multiple therapeutic techniques in order to tailor therapy to the specific needs of my clients. I emphasize empowering my clients I the therapeutic environment and their lives. My therapeutic style includes a balance of validation and challenges to help clients grow to their full potential.
I believe that no one is beyond help, no matter how severe the disorder or longstanding the mental health problems. I am a strong proponent of psychotherapeutic approaches which have scientific support for their effectiveness to ensure we are making the most of your time in therapy.
I believe in providing individuals with thoughtful, evidence-based assessments that answer the questions that are the most important to them and the people supporting their well-being. In addition to completing assessments, I oversee Canvas Health’s APA-accredited doctoral internship in psychology.