I graduated from St. Edward's University with a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Counseling with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. In addition, I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and AcuDetox Specialist.
Treatment philosophy :
My counseling style is warm, empathetic, integrative, pragmatic and client-based. I believe that a therapeutic relationship should be a collaborative one in which my clients and I work together to discover creative strategies, solutions and, at times, even humorous insight to help them learn new way to cope with challenges and struggles.
I have experience counseling adults, families and couples coping with grief, trauma, addiction, existentialism, LGBTQ concerns, sexuality and recovery. I look forward to explore these areas and more with clients.
My work draws its influence from the counseling theories and styles of Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir and Murray Bowen.
I plan to devote this year to self-care and professional development. However, I am in the process of forming two Acudetox groups, one for clients and one for mental health professionals.
If you feel that you would benefit from Acudetox, please contact me with questions or to sign up for a group.