I incorporate a range of therapeutic modalities based on the presenting symptoms and needs, including: cognitive behavioral tools, mindfulness, building coping skills and relaxation techniques, family of origin insights, and processing trauma and loss.
I have additional specific experience in supporting those who have been impacted by prior suicide attempts, and family members and friends who have survived the suicide of another.
I have 18+ years of experience working with youth, young adults, and parents who are trying to find a workable path to feeling better through times of struggle and moments of escalating differences. I like working individually with youth and parents, or in collaboration, to find respectful middle ground that leaves all parties feeling empowered and builds understanding. I am passionate about supporting kids and young adults to grow as individuals. Parents sometimes benefit from having a supportive outlet for short term steps toward the long term goal of their child’s growth and safe development toward independence.
I am also a licensed professional educator in school counseling with experience in the K-12 and college settings. Consultation and problem solving can be incorporated for challenges related to the school setting, finding and maintaining motivation, tools for managing different learning needs, and the unique academic and social stressors of being a student (or a family member supporting a student.) I am also able to incorporate supportive coaching for young adults and adults considering their career path and adjustments affiliated with this.
The licensed clinicians at GGPA work together to help ensure collaborative teamwork and excellent communication, bringing you the best possible experience.