I believe each client is unique and should be treated as so. I provide a non-judgmental, client centered point of view, and believe it is important for every client to have input on the level of care that would be most beneficial to them.
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.
Recovery is possible!
Our paths are unique that take twists and turns by choice or by happenstance. Making sense of who we are, our personal experiences, and the connections between the two can be a tough job. My goal is to build a relationship that allows exploration, a change to increase self-awareness, and opportunities to work towards a desired change. Come as you are! It is a privilege to share your path.
I believe everyone deserves a chance to live their life to their fullest potential.
My approach to therapy is holistic, co-creative, kind, and practical. My goal is to provide clients with skills and insight to cope with both the everyday stressors and the big life events with as much ease as possible.
I believe that substance dependency is a treatable disease with treatment and support groups in the community.
As a therapist, I see the client as the expert in their own life and see myself as a coach who can guide and offer support along the way.
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 strive to support clients in developing more adaptive ways of coping with stressors and to empower clients to utilize their strengths to overcome challenges.
I am a compassionate, gentle and highly attentive therapist, a person of trust, and sympathetic to all.
My approach to my patients comes with respect for their journey and recognizing the courage it took to show up to therapy. It takes bravery to face one’s self and I am honored to hear your story and work with you. Therapy provides a safe place to explore your history and examine the impact of your experiences on your thinking, feelings, relationships and behaviors. I provide evidenced based treatment with an integrated approach. I believe that therapy builds empowerment, resiliency, supports vulnerability, and helps build a connection to ones feelings.
My goal is to deliver significant and positive impact to patients through individual and group interactions. I enjoy caring for patients and families of all cultures and backgrounds. I believe that collaboration with my clients helps them maintain good health, and is beneficial in treating life’s challenges.
Over the past 39 years in working with substance abuse clients, families, programs, funders, licensors, and developers I have held true to a few themes. Substance abuse is a biopsychosocial concern and recovery is an inside job. It is my first duty to make you feel as comfortable as quickly as possible.
My counseling approach is derived from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and feminist theories. It is a privilege to walk alongside my clients, utilizing evidence based practices to help guide them on their journeys of recovery.
It’s a privilege to work with people and share their journey.
I believe that each person is an individual, should be treated as such and understand that substance use is only a portion of the individual.
Psychological assessment and treatment can offer an individual insight and awareness as to how life experiences, events, and relationships influence one’s development, growth, and functioning, and in so doing, offer an individual the opportunity to work toward change, transformation, healing, and hope.
I work to provide a supportive environment where clients can reorient themselves, build skills, and develop new insights in order to reach their goals.
I concentrate on focusing the client’s treatment using his or her own personal inner wisdom to establish a balance in the client’s psychological, physical, social, and spiritual well-being to promote change.
I believe that building relationships and connections with individuals and families are an essential piece of what I value as a therapist. Being able to collaborate with a team to ensure that the individual and/or family are receiving the best support and resources that they need. My approach is building a relationship with my client, actively listening through their stories and experiences, and integrating skills to help clients work through the barriers and move forward in a direction that leads to their healing and growth.
Like a puzzle, people tell me disjointed parts of their problems. I can help you put the pieces together in a way that makes more sense.
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 can support you by listening and providing the insight, knowledge and experience needed to help you reach your goals for therapy.
I have been an adolescent counselor for over thirty years. I believe that young people are the future and I try to improve on their future. I have an eclectic philosophy and try and use every evidence based tool at my disposal. At the heart of this is my belief that every child should have a chance at success.
I believe in the empowerment of the person and the family. Giving a person the support and guidance they need when exploring their own identity as a human as well as how to incorporate people they care about into this exploration is something that is important to me as a therapist.
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 that finding balance in ones life is important. I use an MST approach that focuses on ones strengths, and use CBT techniques to help find the balance that one is looking for.
People deserve the chance to become aware of stumbling blocks in their life, and be given the opportunity to resolve those issues.
I believe that balance is a crucial part of a healthy and meaningful life. We all struggle at times with confusing or challenging feelings, and it’s okay to seek support.
I believe that providing successful therapy begins with building a trusting relationship with clients and providing them with a safe environment, free of judgment.
Anyone can recover from substance abuse/addiction when given the tools and coping skills to manage life without drugs or alcohol.
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.
My mission as a therapist is to be a helping professional that provides a safe space to help facilitate hope, transformation, and healing.
Recovery is achievable when you set your mind to it.
I can offer my clients healing through a positive corrective emotional experience while meeting them where they are in the healing process.
I strive to provide a safe space for clients to share their stories, build on strengths, develop insight, and learn new ways to change and grow.
I help people get over their ambivalence about making changes in their lives.