I am a third year Clinical Licensed Mental Health Counseling (CLMHC) student at Antioch University New England. I come to Elpis Counseling with over 400 hours of practicum and internship experience, including 160 hours of direct client care. More recently, I have been inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota honors society, reserved for students ranking at the top of their class. I have completed all of my course requirements and am in the process of completing the final two semesters of internship and plan to graduate in August of 2020. My course work emphasis has been in trauma and trauma based therapies.
I have had rich and challenging life experiences which has molded me into the empathetic and compassionate person that I am today. During our sessions, you will be met with understanding and genuine care. I will provide you with attention, connection and individualized care throughout the counseling process and will be using a variety of counseling approaches depending upon your unique needs. My education has taught me about trauma based therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and has given me the foundation to utilize other approaches as necessary. A special area of interest of mine and what I believe to be most effective in helping you reach your goals, also aligns with Lea’s counseling approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Attachment based therapy has been incredibly effective in treating individuals and couples; especially those who experience anxiety and depression.
This approach often involves helping you change your communication and behaviors that are causing you emotional pain. We may talk about how you’ve attached to people in the past and in your current relationships. EFT is thought to be effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including relationship distress, attachment wounds, depression, and anxiety.
Counseling may involve helping you identify, develop, and implement more effective strategies for problem solving and how to make healthier decisions. At times I may ask you to do some specific activities outside our sessions, such as keeping a journal or reading a book that I think would be helpful. I very much look forward to becoming a part of your journey!