I love the work that I do.
I’m a compassionate and engaged therapist who has been helping people to deal with painful feelings for over 10 years.
I hold two graduate degrees, a graduate Degree in Social Work and a second in Public Health. I’ve also been trained in several therapeutic approaches that I use to guide my clients to achieve the goals they have in therapy. These include Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients (CT-SP), Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
My experience includes working with clients going through very dark times and working with intense emotions that other therapists might find too challenging to endure. I’m also experienced in working with people who come from a Christian background as well as those who don’t.
My approach is compassionate and patient. During therapy sessions you can expect to be listened to closely, without any judgement or assumptions about what you are going through. You can also expect to be given tangible tools and exercises to help you manage and deal with the emotions you are going through, not just a listening ear. You will be given specific guidance on how to deal with any recurring emotional reactions , such as the urge to injure yourself or to withdraw from certain situations.
Beyond my formal training, my passion for helping others through painful experiences was born out of having dealt with a great deal of hardship from a very young age. I grew up in a war-torn area in Northern Uganda, where I saw my grandmother working hard to help those which had been affected by the war, and experienced the transformative effect that a supportive therapeutic relationship can have on people’s outlook on life.
No matter how many times you have tried to change things or how hopeless you feel, you can be sure that you’ll be in a safe pair of hands that can support you and guide you through these difficult times.