GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST
As a therapist, I believe therapy should use an integrative approach that best fits the needs of the client. I understand it is difficult to begin talking about what is causing us pain and work hard to create a safe and comfortable space for my clients. I integrate skill building, creative expression and coping strategies to foster healing, growth and mental well-being.
I BECAME A THERAPIST TO PROVIDE A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN FEEL COMFORTABLE, HOPEFUL AND TRULY UNDERSTOOD.
The therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist is built on trust. It provides a safe space for self-Reflection, Clarification of values AND personal GROWTH. Through SHARING YOUR story, you will gain insight, UNDERSTANDING AND learn how you can best cope with life stressors.
When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:
insight | self-reflection | skill-building
WHO I WORK WITH
My area of expertise is working with young adults in the midst of a transition-relationships, employment or geographic- who are feeling uncertain about what the future holds.
WHAT IF I'M NOT ABLE TO DESCRIBE HOW I'M FEELING?
A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- I received my Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling a Valparaiso University.
- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. I am also a Licensed Mental Health Associate in Indiana, and able to see clients in Indiana through teletherapy.
- I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Expressive Arts Therapy.
- I completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course from Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy based on Daring Greatly and Rising Strong programs.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl
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