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.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
Men’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being male. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include socialized gender role, male reproductive issues, fatherhood, employment, divorce, substance use, et cetera.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Concerns that impact school performance or academic life. Can include perfectionism, bullying, financial stress, academic transitions, test anxiety, balancing school with other responsibilities, discrimination, or harassment.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) causes a hard time focusing attention and controlling restless or impulsive behavior. People with ADHD might have emotional outbursts, be forgetful, and/or find it difficult to stay organized.
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