My goal as a therapist is to build strong relationships with my clients and, through the safety of the therapeutic relationship, to empower them to explore new ways of thinking and behaving in order to achieve their goals in life.
I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Geneva College, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). For the past six years, I have had the privilege of supporting many individuals in outpatient therapy as they have navigated a variety of challenges – from serious mental illnesses to more transient stressors. Although I have assisted clients from a wide range of backgrounds, I have worked most extensively with adolescent and young adult males experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mania, aggression, family conflicts, suicidal/homicidal ideation, non-suicidal self-injury, substance abuse, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral difficulties, and psychosis.
My primary treatment modalities include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy, but I will always seek to tailor the therapeutic process to meet each of my clients’ individual needs. Regardless of the specific modality, I strive to instill hope in all of my clients that change is possible and that, by walking together in the counseling process, we can implement any necessary changes to help them lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.