Seeking therapy transformed my own life and motivated me to become one myself. It is truly an honor to sit alongside someone and help them to crawl out of the darkness into a joyful life. Therapy will not fix things overnight. It is a process but the rewards are great. It takes bravery to face your past, your present and plan for a better future. However, I believe nothing is worse than staying stuck where you don't belong. The reality is that we can't change what happened to us. It may not even be our fault... but our healing is our responsibility. We do not have to be defined by what happened to us. We can still build a beautiful life and every single person deserves that.
I have been a licensed social worker since 2013 and an LICSW, PIP since 2018. I received a social work supervision certification in 2022. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. Another focus of mine is those who struggle with suicidal ideation. I have a passion and history working with veterans. I am currently the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Huntsville VA.
I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D), and am certified in Gottman Level One Marital Therapy.
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Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility.
The main goals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) is one of the most evidenced based treatments for depression that utilizes both cognitive and behavioral techniques.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.