Counseling is the process by which clients are free to explore the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The relationship between past experiences as well as present challenges is examined to identify areas of strength and need for improvement. In counseling with me, you can expect to feel heard, seen, and valued without judgment. Using a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective, I aim to take you on a path from darkness and silence to hope and voice.
60-minute sessions exploring client’s current symptoms, challenges, and past experiences. Sessions are client-driven and involve the clinician making interpretations and suggestions for new perspectives. While I do not believe in changing the way a client thinks, feels, or acts, I aim to help them see the relationship between behaviors, thoughts, and feelings as well as the influence on choosing to adopt a new perspective. I can also work with family conflict and dynamics in the process.
Comprehensive Case Management
Involves exploring a client’s basic environmental, social, and nutritional needs. I am able to help clients secure housing, medical care, service coordination for chronic medical conditions, and link them with resources in the community. Case management often involves a team-oriented approach with other providers and professionals with client consent.
TIC involves treating conditions including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic medical conditions, grief, loss, and developmental disabilities. I will explore past experiences and how they influence present challenges and utilize techniques, including butterfly tapping (reprocessing memories) to help clients understand how past experiences influence development. We may also discuss how core beliefs and negative/maladaptive thought patterns influence their ability to view the traumatic event as a memory rather than a present experience. The approach also involves exploring physical health as well as nutrition and is collaborative in nature.
I specialize in working with clients who are high risk who may have experienced self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts. Crisis counseling is short-term and involves exploring effective coping skills, safety planning, and can be in response to an unexpected event.
Brief counseling (3-5 sessions) that involves discussion of predetermined issues that are negatively affecting a client’s work environment, personal life, and/or family dynamics, which influence their ability to achieve optimal job performance.
Case Consultation for Professionals
This service is 30-60 minutes with one free session and involves discussing specific cases. Topics may include current approaches/interventions, barriers to positive outcomes, and exploring new ideas for ongoing treatment.