I am strong in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, and Motivational Interviewing interventions, all within a Family Systems orientation. I have training in group and individual Play therapy, Psychodynamic theory and therapy, and Collaborative Problem Solving. I have worked with children, teens and families with substance use and addiction impacts. I also have extensive training and experience in clinical evaluation and psychological assessment. I particularly enjoy the use of projective drawings as well as using play, creative, and expressive art activities, both in psychotherapy and in clinical supervision.
In my role as a Lead Risk Manager at a large community mental health agency, I have developed skills and a keen awareness of risk assessment and applied Ethics. At our agency, I am regularly called on to provide clinical consultation and professional assistance to staff, counselors, and other supervisors when facing practical, clinical, and ethical challenges, as well as in many other difficult situations.
While always new and challenging, a unique joy of a career in professional psychology is the range of possibility. I’ve learned that being open to new ideas, alternative frames, and others’ experiences is the foundation of person-centered counseling and developmentally-informed clinical supervision. While no one can be familiar with all treatment approaches and perspectives, I endeavor to be open-minded, flexible, and willing to learn. I’ve supervised many others who go on to practice well beyond my trainings and experiences. I’m happy to say that I’ve learned from each and every person with whom I've developed a strong supervision relationship. I hope and expect that will always be the case.