I think recovery from anything is one of the most beautiful and strong things a person can do. Recovery includes healing, mending, and recuperating from any and all of life’s twists and turns. I want my client’s to recognize that they are not alone, that through their courage to seek counseling, they have also found a trusted ally to navigate difficulties in their lives.
I believe in challenging and compassionate work with my clients. While working with substance abuse and mental health disorders, I feel it is important to be honest, up front, and caring about dangerous or unhealthy behavior patterns. I work from a place of authenticity, and I feel that the relationship between the therapist and the client is of the utmost importance in order to promote long lasting change. I enjoy a holistic approach to recovery, and often incorporate mindfulness interventions that focus on the person as a spiritual, emotional, and physical being.
I am licensed as both a professional counselor and an addictions counselor and have experience working in both a private practice setting, as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. My specialties include working with substance abuse and process addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, boundary setting, and lifestyle and relationship issues. I work with family members of those struggling from addictions and help loved ones regain their sense of self after focusing their time and energy on others. I value diversity in my practice and I encourage a safe space in which clients can feel comfortable being vulnerable.
I look forward to welcoming you into a collaborative and safe place where growth is possible!