Life is all about relationships. As a therapist, I believe the relationship I make with my clients can be one of the most healing parts of their journeys. Likewise, relationship problems are what brings most of my clients into treatment, and what I tend to ask about most in sessions.
What relationships do you want to improve? Your partner, your parents, your children, your friends? Or maybe your relationship with your faith or yourself? Furthermore, how is your emotional stress affecting those relationships? Together, we will work on identifying what your goals are and what steps we want to take to reach those goals.
Maybe you have a emotional disturbance, such as anxiety or depression, or perhaps you need some support through a life transition, improve your self-esteem, or reduce stress.
My clinical areas of specialty include:
- Couples therapy (premarital/marital) and sexual issues
- Emotional regulation problems such as depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder
- Life transitions, such as parenting, divorce, & grief
- Spiritual issues
- I do not see clients for autism spectrum disorder, intellectual or developmental disabilities, or psychotic disorders.
I specialize in dialectical behavior therapy, a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that blends mindfulness meditation, interpersonal skills, and emotion regulation skills to help you improve your mood, reduce stress, and get along better with others. I want you to feel safe, accepted, and validated when we talk. While I personally come from a Christian worldview, I welcome clients of all faiths, and have special training in integrating religion and spirituality in therapy.
Taking the first step can be daunting, but I encourage you to reach out for help and support. Whether you’re dealing with a mood disorder like depression and anxiety, chronic unhealthy relationships, or the effects of trauma, it would be my honor to come alongside you as we work toward wholeness and restoration.