Psychotherapy with Adults
Stressful events in life can impact all of us in ways making it difficult to cope. As a clinical psychologist, I am passionate about helping individuals discover what leads to difficulties in functioning as well as effective management of symptoms at home, school, work, or other settings. My experience includes assessment and intervention with adolescents and adults presenting with a variety of concerns including: anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar, and addiction, to name a few. My approach is collaborative with focus on building awareness, flexibility in coping styles, and an overall decrease of symptoms so you can successfully reach your goals.
My training has included a variety of approaches, including gestalt therapy, developmental theories, dialectical behavior therapy, and crisis/trauma-informed theories. Additionally, I am dedicated to working with first responders (EMTs, RNs, MD, police, etc). I have experience assessing and intervening in crisis situations with children and adults, in secure residential settings, a county crisis team, and most recently while working in an ER setting.
My educational background includes a masters and doctorate in psychology from Pacific University, and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Montana. I completed an American Psychological Association approved internship at Southern Illinois University Counseling Center.