Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Every counselor has a primary focus for their clients, that which is grounded in and developed around their own personal passions and life experiences. My focus is in helping people’s roots run deeper. In a world where the news changes by the moment, where families can fracture with one social media post, and where so much of the population fixates on how they appear to others, I aim to bring the conversation back to what is important: whom we attempt to be when no one is looking. Life offers us a variety of masks to wear in order to feel accepted by others. My goal is to help you gain the courage and wisdom to take your mask(s) off and let the world contend with you, instead of continually attempting to bend to the world’s ever-changing rules.
Depression, anxiety, addiction, difficult adjustments, and past events often cloud people’s perceptions and lead them to believe that we are powerless over them. I work to help empower others to see how
they can enact change in the negative symptoms that they are experiencing, helping them to gain freedom from the things that have unintentionally transformed their lives into what they do not want them to be.
Personally speaking, I have lived in the Midwest, the South, the Northeast as well as in Europe, and I am considered a “third-culture kid”. The benefit of my unique identity is that I come from not only one life perspective; rather, I have been influenced by many different viewpoints, which has helped me navigate how many individuals’ unconscious societal and culturally driven upbringings influence their choices. (It is very difficult to solve a problem if you cannot identify what specifically caused it.)
Specific modalities that I use include CBT, EMDR, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Mindfulness, Narrative, and Solution-Focused Therapy, depending on what needs to arise. I have worked for many years with the Military, First Responders, Trauma, Addiction, Siblings, Couples, Panic Disorders, Abuse (Physical, Psychological, Sexual), Depression, Anxiety, Self-Doubt, Hopelessness, as well as family members of those struggling with the aforementioned issues.
I have created and run marriage retreats, as well as facilitated finance workshops.