You have taken an important first step to improve your emotional health if you are here. We face emotional risks often in our lives, risks that can leave us feeling vulnerable. I believe that there is great strength in availing ourselves of our vulnerabilities. When we increase our resources, we can better manage those emotional risks. Therapy is one of those resources. With the insight and tools learned in sessions, you can better handle issues that you may face. Working together, I will help you build upon your strengths to meet your goal(s).
I am an evidence-based and strength-based provider that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing. Every individual is unique and has differing needs; I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your needs and personality. I have a strong background in working with diverse populations, including the LGBTQIA+ community, trauma survivors, persons with acute and chronic illness, substance use, and women’s issues. I have been in the human services field since 1997 and understand the value of meeting people where they are at.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor and have worked in a diverse, fast-paced medical setting for the past seven years. I have also worked in residential treatment, assisted and skilled nursing facilities, facilitated support groups, and worked as a skill builder (formerly known as Psycho-Social Rehabilitation, or PSR) for clients aged seven to 70 years old. Additionally, I have worked with patients with clinical insomnia and have a sleep program. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i).
I subscribe to:
Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Idaho’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL) – Rules of the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
Education, Training, and Additional Credentials:
I graduated from the University of Idaho with a Masters of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services
Licensed Certified Counselor (LPC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)