Treatment specialties and clinical interests: I enjoy supporting adolescents, adults and couples with self-discovery, increasing self-worth and creating more fulfilling relationships. I have extensive experience working with PTSD and trauma related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks and shame. I specialize in the treatment of sexual issues, including sexual trauma, sexual compulsion (also often called sex addiction), sexual anorexia, sexual difficulties and improving intimacy.
Clinical approach: I approach the counseling process from a relational, attachment-based model using an integrative approach. I will relate to you with empathy and compassion to create connection and a therapeutic relationship. Each session will be tailored to your needs, which may include processing suppressed emotions, insight into patterns, self-care practices, communication and boundary setting skills, somatic techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy or dialectical behavior therapy.
Education and experience: I received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. I am experienced in providing individual and couples counseling to clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and sexual orientations. I have experience working in a variety of treatment settings, including Solace Crisis Treatment Center, Santa Fe Indian School and Solutions Treatment Center.
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, music, movies and laughing with my friends.