Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Gottman method couples therapy, Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based
Your mental health is very important. Whether you are struggling with a new problem or one that has been ongoing, an emotional problem or a biochemical one, or even relationship challenges, getting support can make a world of difference. Establishing a safe environment to talk and building a trusting relationship is essential in building a therapeutic relationship. I provide a warm and caring environment for you to trust and share intimate thoughts and feelings, including at times, conflicting thoughts, anxious feelings, depressed mood, and traumatic events.
I work with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of life challenges; addiction and chemical dependency (abstinence and harm reduction), dual diagnosis, codependency, men in transition, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and healthy self-image for teenagers and adults.
The goals of my practice are to improve your overall quality of life and assist you in reaching your maximum potential and personal goals. It's my hope to help you understand patterns, feelings, behaviors, symptoms, and help you learn strategies and equip you with coping skills to overcome the overwhelming challenges of life.
MA - Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
I decided to become a mental health professional after receiving my own therapy. I did not understand the importance of a safe, non-judgmental space to vent and process my emotions.
My interests outside of work include attending live theater and concerts, shopping at farmer's markets, and attending my nephew's soccer games.
My favorite non-profit is the YMCA. As a former employee of "The Y," I was constantly encouraged and inspired by the community members we served. The community would always show appreciation and gratitude for all of the events we would hold in the city of Richmond.
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