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I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia and Utah with over ten years of experience working with children, adults, and families. My primary focuses have been varied and include grief and loss, life stage changes, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting frustrations. I also have significant experience with trauma and abuse.

My counseling style is flexible for your needs but it is always grounded in compassion and non-judgement. I typically gravitate towards solution-focused and person-centered approaches in the beginning and determine jointly with the client more specific approaches as the work continues. I believe that unconditional positive regard is possible for every relationship, even when the work focuses on correcting problematic behavior. My theoretical orientations include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); dialectical behavioral influenced therapy (DBT) with a particular focus on mindfulness; eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR); psychodynamic; and solution-focused. Typically there is also a psychoeducational piece of my work that encourages the client to utilize different methods of adaptive coping strategies to increase their quality of life between sessions. If trauma is identified as a goal, I assess each client’s level of distress tolerance and emotional regulation prior to beginning in order to ensure that our work together will be safe and productive.

I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and have experience with diversity in regards to gender, race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation. I find that people who feel that I am a good match for them have a desire to begin to strengthen their internal sense of self and strength and are eager to begin their journey to a higher level of self-actualization.

If you are looking for someone to provide additional support, empowerment, and guidance as you seek positive change from the status quo, I look forward to connecting with you and getting started.

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