I like to do therapy with people, not to them. My therapeutic style is varied and integrated, and while I use a number of evidenced-based practices to provide treatment, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I like to provide an experience that is personal, engaging and informal. My role is to provide a safe, collaborative environment, to assist clients in identifying and changing thoughts and beliefs underlying problem emotions and behavior, co-discover unhelpful relationship patterns, facilitate understanding and recovery, and provide tools for positive coping. Prior to my work in mental health counseling, I was in full-time ministry for 6 years, and have over 23 year of experience as a mental health therapist. I have enjoyed working with children, teens, families, couples and individual adults. I am experienced in addressing problems related to parenting, Autism Spectrum Disorder, AD/HD, anger, defiance, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also have some experience working with cooccurring disorders where both mental health and addiction issues are present.