I am trained in many styles and will choose the ones to use that I think will best suit your needs. I don't do cookie-cutter therapy as each of my clients are distinct individuals with different backgrounds. Even though I work predominately with trauma, it can look very different from one person to the next, and your interpretation of a situation will be different from another persons due to your thinking, experiences, and way of processing information. I use a lot of humor and storytelling so that the session is not dry or boring, and I bring reality into every situation so that we are always working on what will benefit you.
Trauma clients can have nightmares, fears, anxiety, depression, triggers, and reactions that seem odd to the untrained. I used to suffer from PTSD from a bad relationship and sexual abuse, but it manifested again after my apartment got robbed and I started having fear while in the shower (a place I felt vulnerable) as thinking of pirates (perhaps because they are known for pillaging), which seems absurd to someone who is not adept at working with trauma, but was a symptom that could be treated in therapy.
I grew up poor and faced evictions and homelessness as a child while my parents were in active addiction. I grew up in ethnically mixed neighborhoods and was taught that everyone is equal, worthy, and the same. As a result, I feel that I understand the experience of multiple cultures through a socio-economic lens as a result. I also understand addiction on a personal and professional level and see people with addiction as needing help, not villains.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Adolescent mental health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy
FL, LMHC, MH10548
GA, LPC, LPC012398
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
Associate of Arts, Psychology, Broward Community College
I have been working with trauma since 2008. I have worked at and run substance abuse treatment centers. I have worked with all ages, but enjoy working with teenagers and adults the most.
Remote Therapist, Weston, 33331, FL