*I have openings for reduced fee clients starting February 2023*
I believe in a form of therapy that practices unconditional positive regard where a person can feel encouraged without judgment. I utilize the skills I’ve learned from my counseling education daily in my relationships with others which includes staying patient and keeping an open mind. I believe I can provide a space that allows you, if necessary, to be honest on all accounts, as well as an environment to practice reflection, process deep feelings and ask life’s ultimate question: “why?”.
I identify closely with a humanistic approach, as well as the meaning of the true self. Ideally, I would like to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) using a person-centered approach and adjusting to your individual needs. There are parts of us driven and altered by our society, trauma we have experienced, and childhood tendencies. These influences can cover up our authentic self and alter our best emotional and physical selves. I believe that through CBT and MI, you can learn new ways to connect with various parts of yourself, express yourself, form coping skills to address conflicts, reorganize your thoughts and manage your daily setbacks.
I am passionate about providing individual and group therapy that addresses trauma (specifically Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar I and II, and Anxiety Disorders in order to support emotional growth, guidance and adaptive functioning that works best for you. Our work together may include extensive shadow work, as well as learning new self-soothing strategies and healthy lifestyle techniques that help you immediately.
I have obtained my Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and my Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Husson University. Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Southern Maine for Rehabilitation and Counseling. I have my Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community certification (MHRT/C) and Employment Specialist Certification. Once my practicum and internship is completed, I will earn my License in Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC). The rehabilitation portion of my degree applies to vocational rehabilitation for people who have intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnoses, substance abuse and behavioral disorders. I will also qualify to become certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and/or a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC). Lastly, the majority of my relevant work experience has been with elderly folks experiencing intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and/or mental health concerns who received one-on-one care in facilities and residential homes.
I am currently working with adults only at this time, and I can start working with children and adolescents February 2023. I cannot currently accept any insurance. My session fee is $25.
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