As a solution focused therapist my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t help difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns of negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directive therapeutic style that enhances readiness for change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence (Miller and Rollnick 2002). It is a focused and goal-oriented method that works on facilitating and engaging motivation within the client in order to change behavior. This therapeutic relationship method resembles a partnership or companionship that always contains the best interests of the client.

Brief motivational interviewing for Depression and Anxiety: Motivational interviewing (MI) can be applied as a brief, low intensity (LI) intervention of 1 to 4 individualized sessions (typically 45 to 60 minutes in duration), including screening, assessment feedback, and psycho-education. There is a well-established evidence base for MI in the treatment of substance abuse as well as a growing evidence for the use of MI in the treatment of other mental disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD). (Hettema et al. 2005).

“As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC) I am committed to maintaining a personal environment that ensures my clients receive the individual attention and the services that best meet their needs. I work mainly with the individual adult population who are seeking to address a variety of issues and I provide comprehensive psychological services in a warm, supportive, and professional atmosphere. I help my clients effectively work through the problems they face in response to stress, difficult life transitions, relationship issues, emotional and behavioral difficulties, as well as substance abuse and addiction.

I use an integrative treatment approach to promote insight, individual growth, improved coping and interpersonal skills, and movement toward a contented and fulfilling life. cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic/insight-oriented, interpersonal and motivational interviewing therapy techniques are used to facilitate personal growth and treat an array of specific issues. These include but are not limited to: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and addictions and major life transitions.”

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please call 609-683-1471. Sliding scale fee. Most major insurances accepted.

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