With an orientation toward helping clients grow, I assist them in identifying and removing the obstacles that keep them stuck. I focus on individuals, couples and families impacted by addiction and trauma. Based on client need, I employ a versatile blend of support, respectful confrontation, sometimes even humor, combined with Twelve Step approaches of acceptance of reality, personal insight and spiritual development. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT). Trained as an Interventionist, I also prepare and collaborate with families and organizations in conducting interventions with a person experiencing behavioral problems.
After a successful career in Human Resources with Johnson & Johnson, I acquired a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Addictions Counseling. My internship at Caron Treatment Centers provided experience in treating addictions and codependency and in educating and counseling family members.
Years in Practice: 11
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Adolescents (13-17)
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Attachment Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2015
Trainer: Laurel Parnell