I am passionate about the therapeutic process which begins with creating safety, trust, and a plan that allows you to reach your goals. Your story matters and is worthy of being shared. Your voice lives inside your story and together we will discover how you would like to continue writing that story with new insight and direction.
My commitment to your process includes meeting you where you are with compassion and understanding. Together, we will walk through the darkness, the light and every space in between. I believe in the importance of understanding one’s self through a lens of honesty and worthiness. Working in tandem, we will identify areas of struggle in your life and also those places where you desire to create positive change. We will explore existing patterns in your thoughts and feelings and how they influence the way you are living your life. Therapeutic change can be uncomfortable and scary, but with my years of experience and enhanced understanding of change, we will work through the tough spots with insight and care.
I received my Masters of Social Work from Indiana University and obtained my Licensed Clinical Social Worker title by the state of Indiana.
I completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR Therapy an approach for healing the effects of trauma and a broad range of distressing life events such as abuse, neglect, grief, and loss. EMDR therapy has been clinically proven to accelerate the treatment of a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and love welf-esteem. It can be also alleviate performance anxiety in academic and athletic settings.
Additionally, I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant. The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Dr. Brown is a researcher from Texas who studies shame, vulnerability, and wholehearted living. The Daring Way™ teaches shame resiliency skills are a way of handling vulnerable feelings like shame and responding to them with clarity, presence, compassionate self-talk, and patience within the comfort of empathy. It is simple yet powerful. It is a way of navigating the complex world of feelings and bring healing to places within us that were previously dysfunctional and fragmented.
Using an integrated and creative approach, I believe in working collaboratively with clients to improve your strengths and identify and transform obstacles into personal growth.