Therapy provides the opportunity to create a positive environment to work through past and current issues and increase hope for a better future. Each person is looked at as an individual and the treatment approach is designed to match the person’s wants and goals. Life can be very difficult and painful at times and therapy has the potential to assist in the healing process and change our perception and improve the quality of our thoughts. I have 10 years of experience as a licensed counselor, treating issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and substance use. I use a variety of treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy to best meet individual needs. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing with my dogs, and exercising.
I value the uniqueness presented within everyone and as a counselor, I take a client-centered approach to better understand your perspective and experiences. I work with a variety of ages that struggle with trauma, personality disorders, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression.Within a client-centered approach, I respect the complexities of life and take in a holistic, trauma-informed mindset to meet you where you are and to help accomplish your goals.
Life is chaotic and can cause heartbreak and trauma. I work with ages 12+ that struggle with trauma, personality disorders, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I tailor my clinical approach to better meet your needs and can incorporate an integrative set of interventions from multiple theories and from my training in CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
I became a counselor because I believe that each of has the ability to grow and change. I know that sometimes growth is difficult and painful, but a little help can make the journey easier. I have training in several techniques and combine them to tailor your treatment for you. Some problems require lengthy treatment, but many issues treated in therapy require relatively brief intervention with periodic checking after goals are met. My goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible—with some relief possible after the first session.
I focus on issues relevant to many women, men, and couples, such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, past abuse, and life transitions. I help children and adolescents ages 10 and up with many of the common challenges they face as well—behavioral issues, social conflict, mood disorders, and just growing up. I believe in the importance of connection and family, which is why I have chosen to work with couples, receiving special training in infidelity and affairs.
When I am not working, you can usually find me with my family. I have been married for 25 years and have four adult children. I love the rich culture that we have in Arizona, and would not choose anywhere else to live.