I provide psychotherapy to individuals who are struggling with common life issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-worth, relationships and relational trauma, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and other traumas that may include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize a customized approach that may consist of various techniques such as Somatic Experiencing, (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), stress management and mindfulness techniques, creative processes/activities, humor, and traditional talk therapy, to name a few. With my over twenty years of experience, I provide a balance of insightful and direct feedback with non-directive therapy, as I understand the importance of you discovering your own insights. I am an open and accepting person who is non-judgmental, as I realize we are all just human, and are perfectly imperfect. I am a mobile therapist as well as have an office. Whether it be privacy issues, scheduling issues or something else, it is a convenience for clients to have the therapist come to them. It is understood that sometimes the safest and most comfortable place for clients is in their own homes. A client may have mobility or childcare issues or a tight work and home schedule that makes it difficult to travel to a therapist’s office in traffic. In some situations, clients may have concerns about being seen in the waiting room of a therapist’s office or having their cars seen in the parking lot. Therapists are encouraged to “meet clients where they are” in relation to their emotions or abilities. At Around the Corner Counseling, PLLC®, meeting clients where they are is taken to a different level. Not only do I not expect you to be anything that you are not, and to not tell me what I want to hear; but I will literally meet you where you are for the therapy session, provided that it is a safe and confidential space.
I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling with a specialty in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. I hold two independent licenses in the state of Arizona as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). I also am a Certified Traumatologist (CT) with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. I am trained in both Level 1 & 2 of EMDR, am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and provide Beginning level sessions for SE certification, am a Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe) provider, and provide sessions for DARe certification. I am also trained in Post Induction Therapy (PIT), and am also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist (CGRS). I completed a Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies through Bessel van der Kolk’s, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, as well as an eight-month Leadership Institute Training through the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.
I have been working in the behavioral health field since 1992, holding various positions in several companies, including Family Therapist, Primary Therapist, Staff Training Coordinator, Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor, and Clinical Director.