After growing up in Rochester Minnesota, I moved to Scottsdale Arizona in 1993 and obtained both my bachelors and master's degree in Social Work and then obtained my clinical license. I offer an eclectic approach in therapy utilizing a number of theories and therapy approaches to maximize my client's success in goal attainment, reduction in distress, and developing additional coping tools helping my clients to move forward. My services are available to adults and couples.
My Practice includes the following fields of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Buddhist Psychology. I provided counseling, psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups addressing stress management, coping with anxiety, fear, depression, and adjustment to chronic illness through these therapeutic methods.
Patience and Understanding.
Therapy is a commitment to make difficult adjustments in thinking patterns and behavior. Effective counseling is a two way street. It takes a time, energy and commitment from the client to make changes in behavior or thought patterns and then learn new ways of coping with thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It is difficult at times, however, after time it becomes easier.
Therapy can help a person work on areas that need improvement in their life to bring about a much happier life. Therapy helps people improve their relationships; enhance a person's self-esteem, and overall outlook on life. It can also help a person identify talents and strengths and encourage them to try new and different ways of approaching life and handling life's daily tribulations.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Is designed to maximize your potential for a rich, full and meaningful life..
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.