I bring my authentic self to my practice. I often have my clients tell me, "it's so nice that you are a real person". I find bringing my fully flawed, constantly growing and healing self allows my clients to feel comfortable and safe to bring their full selves to session. I encourage a collaborative client centered approach using a variety of techniques and therapeutic modalities such as CBT, ACT, and DBT. These techniques are evidence based, but also individualized to meet my clients' unique lifestyles and needs. My belief is that psychotherapy is not just for the chronically mentally ill, but for wellness, healing, and maintenance. Because I'm a social worker and we don't live in a vaccuum, I take into account clients' environments and societal structures that influence their well-being. While we can't always change all these things, we can change how we interact with them, or I can help provide guidance or resources to help alleviate some of the stress. We can work together to figure out how to advocate without burning onself out, or when it is best, just learn to radically accept the circumstances.
During my time in the field, I have worked with a variety of populations including children and adolescents, families, adults, and seniors. My experience includes working in a mental health hospital system in various levels of care, a therapeutic school, hospice care, and non-profit agencies in areas of mental health and domestic violence. I have worked as an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor mentoring graduate students and indviduals in the field pursuing clinical licensure status. I currently work as a virtual Licensed Clinical Social Worker at a mental health urgent care startup in addition to having my private practice.
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