Life throws an immense amount of unknowns which can be overwhelming and seem too daunting to face. You do not have to face personal battles or struggles alone! I believe strongly in empowering my client. I affirm that all clients have power within themselves that is waiting to be accessed. I do not lend you power in therapy rather, I help you find your own power to accomplish your goals. I will be understanding and nonjudgmental throughout our sessions.
I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. Together, we will help you find your inner peace and joy in life again. I utilize CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and TF-CBT techniques.
I believe that clients are full of power that they need help in finding ways to access. I work from strengths perspective which means that I find all the strengths within the client and utilize those strengths to overcome the barriers that they are facing. I work by being your cheerleader and a resource so that you ultimately will have the tools and skills needed to not only overcome current concerns, but future difficulties. My goal is that you leave feeling empowered and knowledgeable with a new found sense of purpose and confidence.
Self-esteem, self-worth, confidence
Disordered eating/eating disorders
AGE OF SPECIALITY
TYPES OF THERAPY
Strengths Based Therapy
"Your past may have shaped you, but it does not define you"
KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?
I received my bachelors degree in psychology from Utah State University. I then went on to receive my Master of Social Work from Utah State University.
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
I have had a variety of experiences in the mental health field. I have worked at treatment centers for a variety of maladaptive behaviors in teenagers and young adults. I then experienced working with veterans. I recently worked at a high school to help teenagers overcome behavioral and emotional barriers. I have had experience and feel confident in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ, faith-transitions, self-harming behaviors and suicidal ideation.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A THERAPIST?
I personally have had my own battles with mental health. After many years of struggling, I found a therapist that encouraged me and helped me find new ways of thinking which encouraged new behaviors. I want to instill a sense of hope and belief in oneself like I personally found. Healing is possible, and I wanted to be the person that never gave up on others, especially those who are hurting.
WHATS YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?
My approach focuses on empowering you and making you understand your behaviors and thoughts processes. I want you to leave feeling confident in yourself, your abilities, while also having compassion and love towards yourself. I want you to live life as your true self and find purpose and meaning. My approach is nonjudgmental with safe spaces that allow you to be vulnerable and honest. I want you to feel accepted and understood while receiving compassion and empathy. I am confident in challenging beliefs that are harmful and want to challenge behaviors that are maladaptive and help you find new ways of coping and developing new tools, skills, and resources.
WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK OR ASSIGNMENTS DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?
I give homework/assignments that are tailored to each client. They can be overly simple such as saying hi to someone or can be a worksheet. Whatever it is that is given, it will be something that is agreed upon and is tailored to the individual.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION WITH YOU?
I only ask that you be willing to challenge yourself to be open and vulnerable. This can come in phases so I don't expect everything to come out at once. Expect that I will ask challenging questions, but know that I will come from a compassionate and nonjudgmental stance.