As a Clinician, I value self-expression. I believe expressing one’s thoughts and feelings can lead to insight. I seek to understand peoples’ circumstances, including social justice and oppression factors. I offer trauma-informed care. I have trained in Open Dialogue and Restorative Justice Circles. I have worked with depression, anxiety, homelessness, psychosis, terminal illness, and more. I affirm people’s inner wisdom and unconditional worth. I encourage people to deepen their understanding of themselves, and imagine new possibilities.
Areas of Special Interest
Depression, Anxiety, Managing Stress, Relationship Issues, Healthy Boundaries, Self-Esteem and Confidence-Building, Addiction (i.e. drug and alcohol use, sex and love, gambling, internet), Family Conflicts (past or current), Life Transitions, Parental concerns, Women’s Issues, Men’s Issues, Oppression, Stigma, Trauma, Isolation, Community Integration, Navigating College and Graduate School, Career Exploration, Spirituality, Caring for Elders, Work-Life Balance
Person-Centered, Narrative, Relational, Psychodrama, Internal Family Systems, Expressive Therapies, Liberation Health*
*Liberation Health is an approach developed by Social Work Professors Dawn Belkin Martinez, PhD and Ann Fleck-Henderson, PhD, which explores personal, cultural and institutional factors.