Life is hard, sometimes! Therapy provides you with that extra support as well as the opportunity to grow, evolve and learn new ways to cope with life’s challenges. I believe the trust and rapport built between a client and therapist forms the foundation of all progress made in therapy. This relationship supports increasing awareness of the present, identifying what is no longer working, setting long term goals and taking small steps toward those goals. Building a life based in vitality, hope and an increased capacity for joy rather than one filled with suffering, avoidance and futility.
Specializing in behavioral therapy, I focus with clients to reduce or cease destructive or ineffective behaviors and increase effective behaviors that are consistent with the client’s values and goals. Each client is an individual and, therefore, the therapeutic process must be tailored to fit the needs of each individual.
I have over fifteen years of experience providing individual therapy, group therapy and couples therapy in community mental health and outpatient settings. I have extensive experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, including but not limited to ethnicity, religion, spirituality, socioeconomics, sexual orientation/affectional preference, gender, and mental/physical health.