I have a Master's degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy and am dual-licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I have a passion for supporting the mental wellness of individuals who work in high stress employment positions and have an understanding of the law enforcement and corrections fields. I have experience working with individuals in law enforcement, corrections, military, medical, security, and other first responder roles.
Sometimes life can become heavy over time and can lead to feelings of being alone, unheard, and lost. I take the approach of learning about your unique story, providing space and support to debrief and process significant events and ongoing stress areas, and teaching skills to develop overall mental wellness. This results in an improved ability to navigate life with all of its ups and downs along the way. I believe that our quality of life and ability to be authentic and live fully is based on our ability to recognize and honor all of our complexities. When this sense of wholeness is created and fostered, we become our best selves and are better able to function and perform in all areas of our lives.
I have experience supporting people with symptoms and diagnoses related to trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, personality disorders, psychosis, self-harm and suicidality, managing anger or aggression, and general life and relational difficulties. I also have experience working with substance use and addictive tendencies. Through my experiences I have developed an understanding that substance use and other problematic patterns are symptoms of underlying mental wellness struggles that are unique to each person and are deserving of exploration and discussion to identify these areas and work toward resolving those inner conflicts.
It takes courage to take the first steps in owning that we could benefit from support and exploring therapists and counselors who may be a good fit for our needs. I commend your courage for taking these first steps in seeking to connect with someone for help and wish you the best in your efforts to heal.
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My availability is limited to weekday evenings. I can be most easily reached by email.