Isolation, unemployment, uncertainty, and loss from COVID-19 is traumatic. Stress and trauma steal a person’s sense of self, interests, and life goals (career, academics, relationships, faith/spirituality). Being a victim of abuse, domestic violence, harassment, bullying, a person may feel alienated and misunderstood. Adolescents and adults with experiences of trauma, feeling stuck, or alone will benefit from trauma therapy.
My training is in evidenced-based trauma informed best-practices: Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model, DBT, Cognitive Trauma-informed, Risking Connections, Solution-Focused, DBT. This is a strength-based focus on the individual person to heal and build resiliency. I believe in empowering others in validating and non-judgmental environments; a person feels safe exploring their unique strengths and potential. In this safe clinical environment, a person learns to regulate emotions, reconnect with their personal relationships and community. Treatment for depression, anxiety, anger, and grief is a process of instilling hope, sense of knowing oneself, and moments of relief.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut, with a Master’s degree in Counseling and currently a doctorate student in Educational Leadership. I have over 25 years of clinical experience of demonstrating cliental achievement of measurable individualized therapy goals.