Hi there. Thank you so much for visiting my page.
I wanted to share with you a little bit about me. My passion for helping others began at a very early age. I always knew that no matter what I did, I wanted to help others. Once I knew that such a profession existed, I knew this was my goal in life.
In August of 1992, I began my first job as a mental health professional in a residential women’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Since then, I have worked in a many settings and with so many clients from all walks of life. I have worked for inpatient, outpatient, residential, managed care, and private practices, which included working with patients with substance abuse issues, mood disorders, severe and persistent mental illnesses, traumas, and LGBTQ issues.
I take a very cognitive/behavioral/coaching approach with you. I like to take a look at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to you coming to therapy/coaching and come up with active plans to improve the quality of your life. Homework assignments between sessions is a staple in my work with you.
My basic premise with clients is that you are not sick, nor do you need fixing. I also don’t work with diagnoses per se. My job is to help you remove the obstacles that are preventing you from accessing your power, which is your inherent birthright. Processing of past issues is certainly part of the process but not the only part of the process. Knowing the why behind your issues, while valuable, isn’t enough for change. I focus on the why AND what now. For change to occur, insight as well as action is required. The foundation of my work with you is: Rewrite your story, find your voice, and live authentically.
Services are provided in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and confidential environment. Sessions are conducted in person as well as via video conferencing.