Adolescence, adults, college students, and older adults
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Brain Spotting (BSP).
- LGBTQ Community
- Challenges facing college students and young adults
- Anxiety and Depression Disorders
- Interpersonal Difficulties
Get to Know
My approach to therapy is warm and conversational. Therapy is a joint effort that is successful with your hard work, energy, and courage. It provides a safe place to explore reactions, thoughts, and feelings about yourself and your life and to explore how past experiences have shaped the ways you view yourself and the world around you. The ensuing self-understanding and self-acceptance support you in shedding old ways and developing new ways of responding to life. It can have benefits and risks. Since it may involve exploring unpleasant aspects of your life or yourself, you may temporarily experience increased discomfort, such as anxiety, sadness, guilt, anger, or frustration. During the process of change, relationships may become strained. However, as you experience yourself more deeply and engage in life more authentically, there is often a sense of relief and spaciousness even if difficult emotions are present.
The goals of my treatment are helping you lower emotional turmoil, symptom reduction, and/or reframing the presenting problem. I will work in collaboration with your primary care provider or psychiatrist, if you are using psychotropic medications. I will provide psychoeducation to you regarding any mental health diagnosis you receive.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master’s in Social Work and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Additionally, I have experience in working with probation, substance abuse, domestic violence, case management, foster care, trauma, and relationships.