Serenity Behavioral Health Services is an All-Inclusive organization that believes in creating a relaxed, culturally sensitive and knowledgeable environment that allows our clients the opportunity to work on individual issues that will help them grow and become who they want to be. Our therapists stay up-to-date with contemporary developments in diagnosis and treatment in order to ensure that they are always treating our clients in the most effective method possible.
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I have over 10 years of experience providing a safe and secure place for individuals, families, and couples to address emotional and psychological problems that often result in personal suffering and struggling relationships. I place great emphasis on empathy and believe that we all encounter deep dark places that are best worked through when we have a safe and compassionate person to walk alongside us through the journey. I am passionate about helping others find a way forward to experiencing fulfilling relationships and a hopeful joyful life.
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationships issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy modalities to assist individuals in improving insight, gaining coping skills and building empowerment and self-esteem.
I am experienced in working with diverse populations, having worked outside of the United States with people of many different socioeconomic statuses, cultures, intellectual and developmental stages, age groups, sexual orientations, and genders.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC-CS). I have over 20 years of experience working in behavioral health. I earned my Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. I specialize in working with adults with anxiety, depression, other mood disorders and substance use disorders. I also enjoy working with couples having relationship issues. I also specialize in working with family members whose loved one has a substance use disorder. I have years of experience working with children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders and substance use disorders. I provide a solution-focused approach to working with my clients and their family members, to guide them toward personal insight and building skills to improve their lives.
As a counselor, I emphasize my ability to create a safe and supportive environment, so as a team we can begin working towards positive changes. I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families on areas such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, and addiction. I utilize an individual-centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. My aim is to empower and assist my clients in overcoming personal, relational, and professional struggles. I am excited to be given the opportunity to hear your story and help you in your life journey to a better you.