My orientation is strength-based; I seek to create a working alliance of safety and trust. I am trained in a number of clinical methods, notably trauma-based treatment. I am non-judgmental, goal-oriented, child-centered, and I believe in the importance of making everyone I work with feel relaxed and comfortable. I work toward understanding the holistic nature of my clients, and help them understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
As a clinical Social Worker, I have worked with children, teens, and young adults with behavior problems since 1978. For the last 20 years, I have worked in Community Mental Health settings with children, teens, families, adults. I have experience working with dual diagnosis, trauma, and a variety of other mental health presentations.