We all have the ability to shape the way we think. This is exciting because while there is no doubt that our past impacts the formulation of our core beliefs about ourselves and our world, data suggests that we can learn to employ strategies which make our mind our ally in our pursuit of wellness.
My counseling philosophy springs from a practical Theistic worldview and integrates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other strength-based techniques. My approach is holistic and collaborative and I work alongside the client to establish treatment goals.
I care about people, and I care about my clients, thus I strive to help them understand themselves in a deeply satisfying way and to learn practical skills. I have worked successfully with people of all ages, including —as a child and family therapist—with teens and their parents.