I offer individual counseling for persons suffering from depression, drug and alcohol abuse, grief and loss, disorganization and hoarding, as well as anxiety, interpersonal disruptions, life transitions, chronic pain, disability and chronic illness, PTSD, GLBTQ related issues, Stress and anxiety management utilizing relaxation techniques, and Crisis intervention.
My therapeutic process is to facilitate personal growth through collaboration, bringing about resilience, self-empowerment and independence. I believe that every person has a best self and that by tapping into our strengths we can precipitate lasting change. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and the bio-psycho-social counseling approach of mind, body, and spirit in working with the total individual is the basic theoretical foundation of my work with clients and I focus on some of the following areas: self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future. Other areas of counseling may include focusing on responsibility, meaning of life, strengths and limitations, self-concept, acceptance, and change.
As a woman of color, I am comfortable working with individuals from diverse cultures and lifestyles. I acknowledge the effect of socio-cultural systems on members of minority groups. I believe all individuals possess the ability to solve their own problems and that my role is to facilitate the discovery process within the context of the individual’s cultural worldview.