Working as an Equal to Clients
After almost 20 years in EMS, I opened my own therapy practice, offering virtual sessions, as a licensed professional counselor associate. I've spent 10 years in higher education, earning BS & MS in psychology and an MS in clinical mental health counseling. Trauma was my primary focus/specialty of study, but throughout my training I discovered the stigma of individuals suffering with borderline personality disorder permeated the health field. Finding the right counselor is pivotal in your success in building the skills needed for emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and maintaining personal relationships.
I view myself as an equal to my clients. We work together to determine the best course of action for their lives. I understand the struggle of being misunderstood and invalidated in situations based solely on communication. This is what drove me to studying DBT, CBT, and Radical Acceptance to help others with these struggles. I utilize these skills, combined with my trauma centered focus, to help others learn to deal with hypervigilance, regulate their emotions in a healthy way, and grow as an individual to lead happy, healthy lives.