Treatment is individualized to meet patients where they are at. Therapy focuses on what the patient wants to focus on, with an emphasis on Positive Psychology, which is the addition of positive aspects of well-being for self improvement.
I received a specialization in Foundations of Positive Psychology through the University of Pennsylvania/Coursera program, and studied The Science of Well-Being through the Yale/Coursera program. I have a work history that includes working in community mental health settings, a substance abuse facility, Children's Advocacy Center for sexual abuse, a schizophrenic living facility, and a high school. I guess you could say I'm pretty well rounded.
I work with children, adolescents and adults, so I think therapy looks very different depending on who you are and what you are working on while in session. With children and teens I like therapy to not look like therapy at all. Most think they are coming to visit and play, and don't know that they receiving treatment. The very thread of treatment in my practice would be structured problem solving, solution oriented focus, and the addition of daily practices to improve mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.
I could never imagine doing anything else. I decided in high school after taking my first psychology course, because not only am I a natural "helper", but I was truly interested in studying the material. I continue to study this field and still find joy in learning about new advances and ways to adapt to an ever changing world.
I'm pretty chill. I like to read and cuddle with my dog, drink coffee, and listen to music. I like to practice creating art through painting or songwriting.
Elizabethtown. This was the first time I heard Ryan Adams and it always stuck with me. Also the Free Bird scene. It was just epic.
I would love to be Taylor Swift for a day. =)