There is an old saying that "if you are facing the right direction, all you have to do is keep walking". While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand life's circumstances and gain insight to resolve these challenges at a pace that feels right for you.
In my approach, I work in partnership with teenagers, adolescents and young adults to help them reach the goals they have set for themselves. Often, this work includes healing from past negative experiences and traumas, support during developmental milestones and issues connected to “stage of life” challenges. I have deep confidence in a person’s inherent knowledge of self, resilience and ability to heal and grow in order to be their whole self.
I have experience working in the field of social work for over ten years, supporting individuals and communities in a variety of environments including the juvenile justice system, education and advocacy work, residential treatment, community-based work and non-profits. In my work I have developed a client-centered, strengths-based and trauma informed practice modality.
I focus on client-centered work, partnering with you as a guide, in order to collaborate and create an individualized counseling process that feels right to you. The treatment approach modalities that I integrate draw from EMDR, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practices (including MBSR-T) for emotional regulation and Polyvagal Theory.