- Substance Abuse/Addiction
Life is challenging--that is to say the least. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and hopeless. Often, this leads us to feel lonely, sad, angry, and many other uncomfortable feelings. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker whose job is to help people overcome trials while instilling hope and letting them know they aren't alone. Following six years active duty military service in the U.S. Air Force, I completed graduate school at the University of Michigan and undergraduate at California State University, Sacramento. I have more than 10 years clinical experience working with individuals, groups, families, and couples looking for guidance and support navigating life's challenges as well as serious and persistent mental illnesses. I am trained in many different modalities used to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, substance abuse, and personality disorders. I also specialize in working with military members, veterans, and their families. So what does all this mean? It means I use an integrative therapeutic approach tailored to the unique needs of each person I work with while utilizing Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy. I believe working closely with my patients to identify goals and formulating a plan that works for them is key in making changes that help reduce and even eliminate feelings and behaviors causing pain and distress in their lives.
I am passionate about life and continued personal growth and learning. I strive to help others navigate the ups and downs of life while helping them become the best version of themselves.