I have been treating mental health issues for six years, with significant experience in depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, personality and mood disorders. I strongly believe in the connection between mind and body, and base much of my therapeutic interventions out of that perspective. I also look to understand how the individual is impacted by biological, cultural and socio-economic contexts. My approaches to treatment are rooted in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivation interviewing, brief solution focused therapy, exposure therapy, narrative therapy and EMDR.
My clinical interests are varied and wide-ranging. Examples would include the implementation of experiential treatment modalities such as yoga and running as therapeutic interventions, work with refugees and other survivors of war, impact of military service on mental health for an individual and for loved ones, how traumatic experiences shape our perspective of the world and the impact of anxiety on everyday functionality.
I hold a Bachelor's in Social Sciences with emphasis in sociology and women's studies, a Master's in Diplomacy and International Conflict and a Master's in Social Work. I have also received 40 credit hours of training in Mediation at the university level.
I look forward to working with you in your endeavor to gain a better sense of yourself and achieve success in the areas of your life that are meaningful to you.