I believe that my life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap to a fair extent. I believe that each of us has the strength and power within to make certain changes and that we all need some assistance from time to time to help bring about these powers within to the surface both personally and professionally.
I believe that collaboration is an invaluable part of practicing. There is so much knowledge that can be gained simply by listening to those around us who may have similar circumstance with which they are dealing.
My style or approach to therapy is to create a comfortable environment as soon as possible with the person. I find that over time some personal disclosure can be helpful once a therapeutic relationship has been built. My style also includes gently challenging unhelpful thoughts and to confront unhelpful thoughts with reality challenging a person's errors in thinking in the process.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Trained in CBT and DBT
WI, LCSW, 7452-123
MSW, New Mexico State University
BA, UW-Stevens Point
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT ) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) . I use of combination of these to bring an approach which challenges unhelpful thoughts yet accepts things that are unchangeable working toward a coexistence of competing factors.
Remote, Appleton, 54915, WI