I am committed to helping others overcome the pain and difficulty they are experiencing in life and helping them get to where they want to be. By promoting healing, change, and positive behaviors you can reach personal well-being. In realizing how our thoughts and behaviors influence the world around us, and ultimately ourselves, I can help you move towards a more fulfilling life.
I take a cognitive-behavioral approach along with complimentary techniques such as solution-focused and client-centered therapy. These help to assist the client in recognizing the negative perceptions and behavior that they have known to be “normal” or “natural”, and taking the steps to leading a more satisfying life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, and that we can change the way we think in order to feel / act better… even if the situation does not change. Being genuine and offering unconditional positive regard, where I accept whatever you may be feeling without any rejection or judgment, is incredibly important to me. My goal is to provide a supportive, comfortable environment while being empathetic. Together, we will resolve the challenges you are facing by helping you feel empowered to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.
I have been in private practice for twelve years now and also have five years experience working inpatient and outpatient services in a community mental health setting. I have also presented and performed published research for SURG (Substance Use Research Group) at the Research Society on Alcoholism.
I currently hold a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and in Marriage, Family, & Relationship Therapy. I am a licensed mental health counselor for the state of Florida. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and Chi Sigma Iota (professional counseling honor society).
Certifications: Gottman Educator for the “Bringing Baby Home” program
Nationally Certified Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional