My practice specializes in working with millennial-aged (18-35) individuals. My approach is integrative, faith-centered, strength-based and culturally-sensitive. I realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor the therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, transitional stress, depression, difficulty cultivating and maintaining healthy boundaries or any other issue, my goal is to assist you to recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way.
I utilize a combination of the following treatment methods and interventions:
- Narrative Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Mindfulness Techniques
In Narrative Therapy, the events that occur over time in a person’s life are viewed as stories, some of which stand out as more significant or more fateful than others. These significant stories, usually stemming from negative events, can ultimately shape one’s identity. Beyond this identity, I view a client’s life as multi-tiered and full of possibilities that are just waiting to be discovered. I will not act as the expert, rather my mission is to help clients see how they are the experts regarding their own life and, as such, can uncover the dreams, values, goals, and skills that define who they really are, separate from their problems. These are the buried stories that can be rewritten and woven into the ongoing and future story of your life.
In utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, my goal is to assist you in becoming aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Incorporating Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment. Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or thinking negative or random thoughts can be draining. It can also make you more likely to experience stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. I seek to educate and encourage clients regarding the benefits of practicing mindfulness exercises, which can help you direct your attention away from this kind of thinking and engage in the present with the world around you.