I work with young adults and families managing mental health challenges and substance use in residential, inpatient, in-home, and outpatient settings. Since 2006, I have worked in various settings as a board certified music therapist, group leader, case manager, clinical supervisor for undergraduate students, substance abuse counselor, expressive arts therapist, and Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) clinician.
I have a concentrated focus and interest in working with individuals struggling with interpersonal relationships, issues related to attachment, substance use, anxiety, and life transitions. I take an eclectic approach in my therapeutic work that includes utilization of music and other forms of expressive arts therapies, Mentalization Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic frameworks, Open Dialogue, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment methods, Narrative Therapy approaches, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I believe in the mind-body connection and that methods of non-verbal expression are powerful tools for communication and connection in therapy and in life. My approach is individualized, person centered, strengths based, and trauma informed. I have a strong belief that in treatment, the therapeutic alliance is the most important vehicle that leads to desired change. My work focuses on genuine collaboration with clients and families using holistic and creative approaches to treatment in order to promote recovery and growth.