My approach to therapy is very individualized to the person that I am working with. I like to learn what works and does not work for you. Each of us have different learning styles and personalities, so I do not have a set regiment for therapy. I like to say that I do have a bunch of tools that can help but it always depends on what tools you are needing at the time.
Therapy is not for the weak and broken, it is for the strong... those who are desiring change and want to find ways to improve their life. Also, therapy is no a forever thing! We are not meant to stay in therapy for ever. Therapy is a way to gain skills and become more self-aware. Additionally, even if one has had therapy in the past and are considering to start up with therapy again, it's not because the first round of therapy failed. It is because you have grown and now you may need to learn some more skills because your ready to work on another aspect of your life.
The first session is reviewing the intake information that you have already completed in the intake packet and set mutual expectations. Then we will complete the mental health assessment, which includes me asking a bunch of questions and learning about what your needs and desires for change are. This session will typically take between 1.5 to 2 hrs. After this session, therapy sessions will typically be a once a week , with the therapy session lasting for approximately 50 min.
Adolescent mental health
Adoption & foster care
Caregiver stress & support
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
NV, LCSW, 9282-C
Diploma in Early Childhood Education- Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, BC Canada
Bachelors of Science- Psychology- University of Phoenix, Las Vegas NV
Masters of Social Work- Simmons University, Boston, MA
I have started out my career working with children of all ages in a variety of settings, including preschool, early head start, therapeutic group home, mental health treatment centers, day treatment, and outpatient therapy. I have also expanded my practice to work with individuals of all ages. I have developed skills and knowledge in the area of trauma and emotional regulation. I use a variety of interventions to assist individuals to not remain stuck but start to move toward the goals and dreams that they desire their life to be.
170 S Green Valley Pkwy, Suite 300, Henderson, 89012, NV