Traumas can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, angry, sad and hopeless. I can guide you to navigate and manage these feelings, and I can help you return to your natural feelings of peace and joy.
My approach is collaborative and supportive, and I come from a person-centered orientation -- meaning that I will start by acknowledging your specific traits and experiences, and I will help you examine what has been working and not working for you in your current situation. I will help you change the maladaptive patterns that have been limiting you. Working from the wellness model, I will help you tap into your own strengths to restore security and peace in your life.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. I have worked with survivors of sexual assault, people who have grown up with addictions, and have led support groups for women who are going through a divorce. I speak Spanish and have worked with the Latino community for several years. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my practice. On a personal note, I am from Vermont, and like to bring Vermont's tendency to advocate for people's rights into my counseling; helping my clients to become stronger advocates for themselves. I look forward to working with you!
Demographics: Individual Adults and Couples, and Adolescents/Young Adults
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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“This too shall pass,” credited either to a fable written by Persian Sufi poets, or as part of Jewish folklore, originating with King Solomon