Experience & Perspective
“The reason why consciousness exists, and why there is an urge to widen it and deepen it, is very simple… things go less well without it.” -Carl G. Jung
I earned my MSW in 1993 and have worked both in community mental health and in private practice with adolescents, adults, and couples. I also spent a number years running clinical trials (which included studies on bipolar disorder, pain, and schizophrenia). Both my Grandmother and Great Aunt were MSWs. The picture below is of my Grandmother at her graduation. I particularly like the fact that her diploma looks like a lightsaber!
I have been very fortunate to have had top-notch training over the years, and have studied Bowen Family Systems Theory, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, and Brainspotting. I am also experienced in Solution-Focused (Brief) Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
I believe that people have the internal resources necessary to grow and change, and that therapy facilitates that process. I have found that because of EMDR’s effectiveness, many of my clients prefer to work within that modality, however, other approaches are also available as needed or desired. Whatever the therapy approach, I find tremendous joy in being a part of the change process!