“In my own personal journey of healing attachment and trauma wounds, therapy was an integral part of my process.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
In my own personal journey of healing attachment and trauma wounds, therapy was an integral part of my process. I have experience in a multitude of mental health settings, including hospitals, residential, outpatient, group work, and now private practice. I have participated in trauma-informed training and training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
What should someone know about working with you?
Have you been impacted by transitions, stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or trauma? First and foremost, welcome and thank you for having the courage to take the next step in your life's journey. I offer an initial phone call to gather basic information, including demographic information, payment (insurance or self-pay), and a brief description of why the client is seeking therapy services. The first appointment is a time where the client and myself begin the process of getting to know one another and determining whether or not we would work well together. We then make a plan and set goals for moving forward, which may take as long as three sessions. Once the intake is completed, it is then time to dig in and get moving along on your journey. Much progress and healing takes place outside our time and together, we will make a plan for continued progress between sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
In order to stay current and continually provide the best care possible, I attend annual conferences, read recent research, and engage in consultation and collaboration. Participating in consultation and collaboration provides further insight and knowledge while assuring adherence to specific therapeutic protocols dependent on the treatment approach being utilized (e.g., EMDR).
“I have participated in trauma-informed training and training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).”