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During difficult times, it helps to have a mental health professional you can work with as you face challenges. It’s been my privilege to be helping people through tough times for more than 20 years.

I’ve worked extensively using the Dialectical Behavior Therapy model, an approach that focuses on here and now improvement more than gaining insight. DBT is an approach that looks at acceptance and change strategies within a cognitive-behavioral therapy framework. I’ve worked with people struggling with writers block, and others who have survived terrible abuse histories. I have special interest and expertise in working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as being credentialed as an addictions counselor.

My approach is collaborative, drawing out client’s strengths and helping them to improve in areas where they see deficits. Irreverent humor may come up, but always within a context of compassion and concern. My style favors active, authentic engagement

Aside from DBT, I have had training in motivational interviewing, couples work, and solution-focused therapy, and have authored numerous articles. As the former director of training for the region’s largest behavioral health care provider I have trained hundreds of therapists, and been called in to provide supervision or do consultation on numerous difficult cases.

I am a strong believer in the body-mind connection and mindfulness as a skill that can help manage emotions.

I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns and see if working together would be a good fit.

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