In the therapy room I am first and foremost looking to build a good rapport with my clients so that trust can be built up and clients can feel like therapy with me is a safe place. I meet clients where they are at and tailor my treatment approach to make sure I am meeting the client’s needs. This could mean learning and implementing new skills that I believe will help with the presenting problem. Therapy is something that is free flowing and ever changing, while I will have a treatment plan with my clients, I also recognize that things do happen in between sessions that may need our attention. My style of therapy is very relaxed and collaborative. While I have expertise in Psychology, I understand that client’s are the experts of their own lives and I value understanding their perspectives.
My past work experience has been primarily collegiate mental health working at Michigan State University Counseling and Psychiatric Services. During my time there, I provided individual and group therapy. I co-lead a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group and an anxiety support group using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. While I have provided treatment for a variety of concerns, my focus areas have included Depression and Anxiety.