I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor with a certification in Gambling Addiction. I have more than 6 years of experience working with a variety of individuals, including those experiencing chronic and persistent mental illness, substance use and process disorders, those involved or with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system, individuals experiencing emotional disregulation, and those who have experienced trauma and abuse.
I utilize a strengths-based approach to counseling, which starts with the foundation that individuals have strengths and that those strengths can be employed when working through any issue. I have training in several different therapeutic theories and approaches, such as dialectical behavioral therapy which centers on creating your best life, cognitive behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing interventions which help people move towards change by decreasing barriers in their life, and Seeking Safety to help individuals who have experienced issues with trauma and abuse move from surviving to thriving in their life.
I work to foster an environment of unconditional positive regard with whomever I work and believe in the individual's ability to create change in their own lives. I believe in helping to develop self-esteem so that individuals can learn to trust their decision making, while understanding that it is sometimes just nice to be able to have the support of others. I am looking forward to the possibility of working with you and supporting you in whatever part of your journey you're on for as long as you need.
I have been a Christian for as long as I can remember, and know that even though as a Christian I can hope in the promises of God, it doesn't mean that this life is not tough, and it doesn't mean that Christians don't experience hopelessness, depression, or suffering. I hope to be in community with you in whatever stage of your faith that you are in and provide that support and community that can oftentimes be lacking in one's local environment.
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
LPC #LPC.0012522 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
I am so grateful for Ann. She has become a place of safety for me and I am so lucky to have her as my therapist!!