Working with a therapist can get you out of your head and back into life. Therapy in its most basic sense can provide individuals with a better understanding of their emotions, behaviors, and unhealthy thought processes. This transitions into an increased ability to cope with problems or events. Ultimately, allowing individuals to regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.
Trust is vital to a therapeutic relationship. It is the main ingredient in creating the most valuable medium for any change to occur. An honest therapeutic relationship opens up individuals minds thus allowing them to be able to learn and develop the skills designed to foster healing from whichever challenge they are facing. Therapy is where people should feel safe to open up and share their innermost fears, desires, needs, and wants.
I have always been interested in the human mind and perception. From early on I realized that our culture has a significant impact on how we perceive situations and express our emotions. I was raised in a multicultural home with parents who had differing beliefs about emotional expression, mental health, and treatment. It is because of this understanding and experience that I feel a strong desire to work with individuals to build their own personal awareness.
Aging related concerns
Sleep & insomnia issues
Panic attacks & panic disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Hypnosis Training January 2017
CA, Psychologist, 32146
Psy.D., Clinical Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The University of Dubuque
Throughout my career I have worked with an array of psychological and psychiatric disorders in both private practice and inpatient hospital settings. During my years spent treating inpatient clients I focused predominantly on crisis management, mental health awareness, coping skills development, and relapse prevention. My work then shifted to private practice. It was in this position that I developed and refined my current approach, combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy/relaxation techniques. Within private practice I have been able to focus my practice on working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, work related stress, life transition issues, loss and grief related issues, panic attacks, insomnia, coping with medical illnesses, chronic pain, and trauma while continuously educating myself and evolving my practice in these areas.
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