As an experienced, creative therapist located in Portage, MI, I have developed a balanced, relationship-driven and outside the box approach to working with individuals and families from various populations. I have extensive experience working with children, adults and families with various concerns including mood disorders, behavioral problems, family conflict, eating disorders, ADHD, and dual diagnosis. I assist individuals and families in identifying their goals with intentional evidence-based techniques including dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, I frequently utilize expressive arts (including play and art therapy) and mindfulness techniques in my sessions.
I am especially interested in working with adolescents and young adults and their families andI am extremely passionate about the clients with whom I work. I tailor my sessions to meet each individual's (or family's) needs in a unique, client-centered way. When working with diverse individuals, I integrate expressive arts, DBT, CBT, and mindfulness techniques to express feelings and thoughts and develop healthy coping skills.