Becoming a Relationship Therapist
You could say I was trained to be of service to others.
I’ve been a life-long volunteer having grown up in a family who had always provided service in our community.
Serving others has given me a sense of meaning and purpose throughout my life, so it was a natural career move to enter the field of social work and counseling.
Everyone has the ability to change, learn, and grow, but sometimes we encounter barriers as we strive to become happier and more fulfilled in our relationships and lives.
My mission as a therapist is to offer a safe environment to embrace your life and relationships and to overcome the challenges that you face along the way.
I will help you harness your strengths as you find solutions to your relationship struggles and enhance your overall well-being.
Ultimately, I believe that regardless of your problems or how long you’ve had them, you’re capable of making long-standing positive changes that will lead to more fulfilling relationships and a happier life.
My Counseling Style and Strengths
I promise to listen to you without judgment. I’ll always be supportive, no matter what kind of problems you have.
My casual and relaxed counseling style sets a tone that will help you feel comfortable and safe in sharing your life with me.
I provide compassion, guidance, and advanced counseling tools and strategies to help you create the life and relationships that you want.
I strive to be open and honest and to be flexible as we discover what will work best to help you achieve your relationship and life goals.
I will gently challenge you if I see that you are engaging in thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that are holding you back from your goals.
My ultimate goal is to work towards setting you up for success outside of our therapy sessions.
Professional Counseling Background
Since 2008, I have worked in a variety of settings providing individual, family and group therapies to children, youth, and adults focused on trauma, relationships, depression, anxiety, and psychosis.
I have also provided training to other therapists and social service providers in the areas of mental health, crisis management, healthy relationships, and reproductive issues and sexual health.
Professional Therapist Credentials and Training
- Gottman Couples Therapy Training
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training –
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Seeking Safety – group therapy for those struggling with both substance use and trauma