My work draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches to discuss, guide and empower decision-making capabilities. I believe therapy is most effective as a collaborative partnership. I hold certifications in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the latter specializing in children (2-18) with a trauma diagnosis. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), which is for any individual impacted by trauma.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy can increase quality of life by teaching us reliable approaches for emotional balance, mindfulness, desensitization toward stress and growth in interpersonal communications. DBT is not only helpful for rediscovering purpose, but for addressing depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and substance dependence.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based model specializing in assisting children and adolescents who have been impacted by traumatic events, and can provide new resources for negative behavior and emotional patterns. TF-CBT also supports caregivers seeking to help those who are experiencing shame, distrust, depression and anxiety.