I specialize in helping adults and adolescents who are struggling through difficult life situations. My hope is that my clients will begin to emerge from the experience with strength, insight and a sense of empowerment to address the next challenge with grace. Using a strengths-based approach, I employ concepts of cognitive therapy and mindfulness to increase self awareness and choice within life's challenges. I also use EMDR, an evidenced based approach to help release the impact of past experiences on current emotions, thoughts and behaviors including traumatic events and childhood trauma.
I have extensive experience working with complex trauma, combat trauma, sexual trauma and grief, depression, and anxiety. I have specialized training in resolving addictive and compulsive behavior with EMDR and using EMDR with children. I work best with clients who are looking to move forward and are motivated to make positive changes in their life.