Approach: My approach is strengths based and client-centered. I see the people I work with as people, not as diagnoses. I am known for listening well and asking questions that challenge unhealthy choices that cause destructive patterns in one’s life. I have a specialty in DBT and have led a DBT team since 2008, in addition to directing a clinic for 8.5 years. I attempt to be gently courageous in my approach to helping others seek wellness. I am a vet and enjoy working with vets. I have over 30 years working in the field of therapy and find passion in meeting and working with people in wanting to make changes in their life.
Interests: I am interested in working with adults with a variety of mental health needs such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and borderline personality disorder.
Favorite DBT Skill: I find it very rewarding to teach the skill of understanding emotions and how they work. I find the model of emotions fascinating and very helpful to know. Learning how emotions develop and what we can do to help ourselves is a remarkably powerful piece of knowledge to understand and very potent in the process of gaining self control. I find it very rewarding to teach DBT witnessing and experiencing the process of change that brings about a life worth living.