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.
I have over 30 years of experience practicing working with adults and adolescents. My professional and personal experience proves to be a valuable asset in assisting me in helping others. I enjoy working with diverse groups of individuals and families. My spirituality, compassion and experience allows me to assist clients in improving their coping skills, decreasing depression, anxiety, anger and other issues. I embrace working with distressed families and their members, who have been gripped by life’s changing events have been guided to recovery; especially from addictions and loss/grief. My dedicated involvement includes positive interaction with individuals (male and/or female), families, couples, including all cultures and races. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and Client-Centered strategies will allow me to help you resolve issues and feel better.
I have a firm believer in autonomy, and helping people to find their ability to empower themselves. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. My experience is vast, having worked with children, adolescents, families, adults, and those battling addiction. I like to focus my clients on their ability to think, discover, and empower themselves, in a safe place and with support. My focus is motivational and I have an extensive history of working with trauma; sexual trauma specifically; attachment; personality disorders; anxiety; depression; self-harming behaviors, and suicidal ideation.
It is very important to me personally that people feel safe and comfortable, so that they are free to explore and empower themselves. To do this in practice, I utilize the modalities of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior-Therapy, Motivational Interviewing; and psychodynamic, mindfulness, and feminist perspectives to assist clients in flourishing and living the best lives they can. They cross my threshold and enter a nonjudgmental environment to best explore any personal, relational, parenting, or other concern.
Together, we work collaboratively on what will work for you.
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.
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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