My specialties are working with adults with trauma, PTSD, the LGBTQ population, dissociation, depression, anxiety, OCD, attachment issues and Aspergers. I utilize the most proven and evidence based mind, body and spirit approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, somatic therapies, CBT, ego state, self compassion and acceptance therapies and techniques are individualized for each client depending on their needs.
I completed my Master’s degree in Counseling in 2008 and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and family therapy from St Mary’s University. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and have been conducting psychotherapy with all populations for the past 12 years.
Trauma can make people feel hopeless, numb, empty and like they have lost themselves. It can be easy to resort to coping mechanisms that helps them avoid or escape their emotional pain but doesn’t help them to heal or effectively manage their symptoms.
There is another way. For the past two decades I have helped clients feel heard, understood, and empowered. In my gentle, compassionate, non-judgmental approach I help clients feel unconditional acceptance, support, understanding, and safety. People begin to feel like their old selves again or, for the first time in their lives, gain newfound confidence and trust in themselves. I help clients heal and find effective tools to lead more fulfilling, healthy lives.