You are the expert on your life. I am honored to walk beside you as we take steps together toward your healing and empowerment.
Inner work through therapy is one of the bravest things one can ever do. Along with courage, it requires intention and dedication. I know this because not only am I a therapist to others, but I have also done personal work with a therapist of my own. I understand firsthand the challenges and rewards of psychotherapy, and I am honored to walk with others on their own journey to understanding, healing, and growth. Like my service in the United States Army as a medic in Afghanistan, I consider my work with clients such as yourself sacred work and count it as an honor and a privilege.
The most effective tool I use in the therapy room is the therapeutic relationship. Significant amount of research supports the therapeutic relationship as being one of the most important aspects of therapy success (or the lack thereof). I can say confidently that these research findings have aligned with both my clinical work as well as my personal therapeutic journey. This means that therapy is collaborative, and it is when you and I achieve therapeutic alliance that the power of therapy can take root and bloom. I believe you already possess the power and intuitive wisdom needed to reach your goals.
As a Doctor of Psychology, I see my job as walking beside you to offer guidance, reflection, and gentle challenges. Additional tools that I often use in therapy can include aspects from Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, EFT, ACT, and Existential therapy. I offer psychoeducation and exercises around the Polyvagal Theory as well. It is inspiring what humans can do in a supportive, healthy environment. Together, we will build the most effective environment for you.
My clinical experience includes addiction, depression, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, and personality challenges. Trauma and grief are my areas of focus, particularly as it relates to human development and to military veterans.
In my personal life, I enjoy writing songs, bowling, riding my Harley Davidson, and hanging out with my German Shepherd.
As a Post-Doctoral Resident, I am currently under the supervision of Marcus Earle, Ph.D., LMFT, CSAT, S-PSB.
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