Are you overwhelmed with the challenges of life? Have you found yourself turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with these challenges? Has your relationship with food started to impact your life? Often, we turn to unhealthy ways of coping to deal with various obstacles. I want to help you take back the control that these challenges have taken away from you, so you can lead a more satisfying life. You have the power within to overcome these difficulties and my goal is to help you tap into your inner strength. I want to help you become the CEO of your life again.
My specialty is working with adolescents and young adults dealing with issues related to eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I teach my clients how to manage the various obstacles, both big and small, that can arise in their life.
I have an integrative approach to counseling and I pull from a humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness orientation. Additionally, I am a HAES (Health at Every Size) aligned provider. (To find out more about HAES, you can visit https://haescommunity.com/) . I believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a powerful source of change and that without a safe, strong relationship, progress is often hindered. I believe in meeting the client where they are and tailoring services to each individual’s unique needs. Within therapy, I primarily focus on what matters to my client and what may be getting in the way of them living in accordance with their values. Furthermore, I believe problems also arise through faulty beliefs and maladaptive behaviors. I believe that, typically, it is not the situation itself that causes distress, but the negative thoughts triggered by the situation and the maladaptive behaviors the individual has learned to use to cope with those thoughts. My goal is to assist clients in identifying these irrational thoughts and behaviors and help them develop more adaptive thoughts and behaviors to help them live a healthier life. I also believe that self-care is extremely important for both clients and health care providers. Self-care activities that I enjoy are reading, hiking, and spending time with loved ones.