I conceptualize and view my therapeutic work as providing space, awareness and breadth to the human soul. I utilize techniques that are grounded in the science and theories of both counseling psychology and psychotherapy. It is my understanding that each human being is unique and encounters life and the world differently. I hold nothing more important than the opportunity to be with clients and provide them support throughout life’s challenges.
I utilize various theoretical frameworks in my approach to therapy, however, I always lead with a person-centered approach holding therapist/client relationship of the utmost importance. In addition, much of my therapeutic work is grounded in an existential and humanistic psychological framework.
Types of Therapeutic Approaches Utilized
Modes of Therapy Utilized
Areas of Specialty
I work with several different ages and populations; however, my specialty lies in working with children, adolescents and young adults ages 10-25. I have worked with hundreds of clients throughout these developmental time periods and feel that therapeutic process and support can be a truly valuable resource for many young people today. Areas of my work include, but are not limited to, young people experiencing: substance abuse, social struggles, depression, anxiety, self-harm and other developmental challenges. In addition, I have worked extensively with young clients challenged with various developmental delays and cognitive deficits. Throughout my therapeutic work with adolescents and young adults, I continue to believe that a strength based person-centered approach is key to positive developmental growth.
Experiential Therapeutic Work
Based upon client needs, I often utilize various experiential modalities in my therapeutic work. My work can include but is not limited to: expressive art therapy, music therapy and adventure/ recreational therapy. My office is located 3 miles from Sope Creek hiking trail. I find that it is often times tremendously beneficial to work with clients outside of the office and in nature. I have worked for the last several years providing transition support to young people returning from Wilderness Therapy programs and Therapeutic Boarding Schools. Depending upon the client, experiential therapeutic work can be highly rewarding and beneficial and is a potential option.