I have been a licensed counselor since 2009. I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University.
In counseling sessions, I provide an understanding, non-judgmental, and relaxing atmosphere in which you can comfortably work through your problems. I can teach you helpful coping techniques to fit your particular situation, or simply listen and provide feedback if that’s what you seek.
The individual counseling I provide is strongly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based approach to counseling. Using CBT, I help people learn about the connection between their own thoughts and resulting emotions, and how that will usually guide the way they react. Individual therapy may also include relaxation and mindfulness techniques to help a person cope with stress more effectively.
I have provided couple counseling since 2013, and it has become one of my favorite topics in the counseling field. I conduct couple therapy sessions using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on helping partners recognize and change their negative patterns of interacting with each other. EFT is also evidence-based, meaning its effectiveness is strongly supported by scientific research. In EFT sessions, I focus on helping you and your partner identify and understand your unhelpful patterns of emotionally reacting to each other. I then help you and your partner learn how to reconnect through this improved understanding of each other’s emotions. I have received professional training in EFT, and I’m confident that this method can help couples improve their relationships in a way that creates lasting results.
I embrace diversity and I love to work with people to help them lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. I strive to make the counseling experience comfortable for everyone I talk with, and I want this to feel like a safe space for you to be yourself. I feel that remaining quiet about our differences has a tendency to increase unspoken misconceptions and unrecognized biases. I hope to convey an attitude that is welcoming and respectful toward people who have differences of all types.