My clinical social work training has taught me to keep a wide lens and examine the many rings of influence around each individual. My narrative therapy training has taught me to illuminate and question the constructs within them. 

 

I approach therapy in a way that encourages clients to develop the emotional space to examine challenges without identifying as the problem themselves. This healthy distance allows us the ability to collaboratively examine a situation, pattern or behavior, from a position of curiosity and empowerment. With families and couples, I help foster an environment for both the voice of each individual and illumination of the interpersonal dynamics at hand. I am as comfortable incorporating traditional, evidence-based methods, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I am spirituality.

The heart of my training has been delving into the world of eating disorder and exercise addiction recovery. I find working within this sphere to be immensely gratifying and rich with diverse experiences to explore. Working with individuals with eating disorders and exercise addiction, has allowed me opportunity to also treat the many co-occurring issues that reside at the core, such as anxiety, depression and trauma. In my work, it has become abundantly evident that these disorders thrive in isolation. Because of this, I am happy to provide adjunct couples and family therapy to my individual therapy clients. Through this comprehensive training, I have gained a great affinity for working not only with individuals and their supports but also with other members of their treatment teams.

During my years as a Primary Therapist at Monte Nido & Affiliates, I crafted numerous groups incorporating family systems work, mindfulness, meditation, creative writing, spirituality, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I continue to bring these elements into my practice with individuals whenever deemed desired or beneficial. 

I find it imperative to maintain a collaborative working dynamic that is uniquely and authentically driven by each client. Creating a non-hierarchal space is a core therapeutic value of mine.

Through this approach, I hope each of my clients feels a sense of deep empowerment and connection to the resources they already possess. I aim to uncover these resources, provide new ones, be an advocate for accessing any additionally desired supports and bring all of this together towards whatever our present goals may be. 

 

 

 

 

 

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