I work with you to rebuild resiliency and to empower you to live a fulfilled live.
Is surviving enough?
For so long, you have bravely faced the things in your life that have caused you stress, anxiety, or fear, but now you are starting to realize that just “surviving” isn’t enough for you.
You want to start living again without constantly feeling like you are being held hostage by your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Life has been hard on you.
Has a traumatic experience colored your world dark? For you, maybe joy has become a distant feeling.
Just getting through your day without reminders of what happened is nearly impossible.
Do you find yourself worrying about details in your life that your logic tells you are ridiculous or crazy?
Maybe you talk harshly to yourself when things don’t go your way. As a result, you end up spending so much time thinking about every possible negative outcome to the point that you drive yourself to tears.
Your sleep ends up suffering, you try to avoid what causes you stress, and you just feel emotionally exhausted all the time.
Feeling stuck in this endless spiral does not mean you are destined to stay stuck.
When constant worry about life gets to be unbearable, you do not have to face it alone!
You know yourself better than anyone, so my job is to be a guide who provides hope, options, and never advice.
The process of taking steps to heal from trauma, life’s stressors, and build resilience can seem impossible at times.
When meeting with me, you will be treated as a unique person. I will work alongside you to help you recognize the talents, skills, and strengths that you already possess to help you live in a way that honors your values.
If you have suffered a traumatic experience, to help you find your way through this darkness and find joy again, I use a progressive approach that focuses on how your trauma has impacted your mind, body, and spirit.
Slowly, and at a pace that works for you, we will work together to retrain your mind and body to respond to reminders of your trauma differently and reestablish your sense of safety.
Areas of Focus
I provide a safe environment where you can develop insight into your experiences, behaviors, and relationships, as well as build healthy coping habits, self-care skills, and positive self-regard.
I am skilled at providing individual, family, and group therapy to pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. Some areas of treatment focus include:
- Conflict Management
- Divorce & Separation
- Trauma Recovery
I often use a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-focused CBT, Solution-focused, Strengths-focused, and mindfulness.
Your specific needs and goals are respected and addressed at every step in your healing process.
My style is direct, approachable, humorous, and warm. I want you to have a reflective space where you feel completely accepted so that you can dig into your challenges and build concrete skills to help you meet your goals
A Bit About Me
As I hope you share parts of yourself with me, I offer a few insights into my life outside the office:
- Cooking is not my thing, but I absolutely love to bake! Baking is my ultimate form of self-care and relaxation. Plus, I enjoy getting to share my treats with those around me!
- My first love is dance. I grew up dancing, singing, and performing and I try to dance any chance I get.
- I have a pet parrot, Izzy, that I love to play with all the time. Some days, he acts like a puppy and will cuddle and hide under blankets.
Qualifications & Certifications
I obtained my master’s in Social Work from Indiana University in 2016. During graduate school, I was also a Health Resources and Services Administration Transitional Age Youth Fellow and received specialized training to provide services to adolescents and young adults.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP)
I feel honored and grateful when people allow me to be a part of their healing process. I look forward to being a part of your journey!
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