I have always known that I wanted to work in a field in which I was helping others. I have always thrived when friends and loved ones came to me for support and advice. It felt natural being able to offer a listening ear and help them find solutions to what they were going through. When I found I can make a career of this, I didn’t think twice about this being something I wanted to pursue.
While starting out my social work career, I was pulled to working with those who have experienced trauma. For these individuals who have experienced life events that have caused them to feel isolated, I wanted nothing more than to be at least one person that they could rely on.
Offering both traditional talk therapy and EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I have been able to witness individuals overcome their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs that have kept them trapped for a period of time and helped them to continue their lives with a sense of freedom and empowerment.
I know that it takes a lot of courage for someone to be vulnerable and step into the healing journey of therapy. To be able to witness a person’s resilience and ability to overcome these challenges inspires me to continue showing up fully in my work with my clients.
I work with adults who have experienced trauma and are currently struggling in managing their anxiety, depression, or PTSD symptoms. My goal is to empower individuals to tap into their internal strengths in order to overcome their current difficulties and obstacles. By utilizing a solution-focused approach and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, I will assist you in developing a healthier view of self, leaving you with a sense of peace and fulfillment.
I offer both individual counseling and EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR therapy is a treatment technique that facilitates the reprocessing of a traumatic memory.
Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for the treatment of post-traumatic stress, phobias, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, stress, sexual and physical abuse, disturbing memories, and complicated grief. The images, sounds, and feelings are no longer relived when the event is brought to mind. The event is still remembered, but the painful thoughts, emotions, and sensations associated with it are removed.