The foundation of my therapeutic approach is to create a warm, cozy, peaceful, and collaborative environment that feels as if you are sitting in your own living room allowing for connection, clarity, and direction towards overcoming seemingly impossible barriers to fulfillment. Having over 25 years of experience helping others I’ve learned the client knows him or herself best and the most efficient way to help is to meet people where they are. Identifying and utilizing strengths as well as exploring qualities either never sought or considered can create the opportunity to live a quality of life you get to design. Together, my adults and I strive to understand how they perceive themselves within the content of their own minds and the context in which their interpersonal relationships are played out to create a healthy view of self and healthier interactions with people, places, things and the world. Common issues that my clients face include excessive worry, crying spells, panic attacks, stress and anxieties, OCD, PTSD, loneliness, depression, emotional and verbal shut downs, perfectionism, work-related issues, difficulties in key relationships, mood fluctuations, codependency, addictions, and overcoming trauma. I frequently use CBT, Anger Management Techniques/strategies, Motivational, as well as on-going training with Brainspotting and TF-CBT methods to help clients of various ages’ process through a wide range of highly stressful, activating and traumatic experiences that prevent them from fully engaging in aspects of their life.Training and Experience
Court Ordered Counseling
Substance Abuse (Evaluations)
Trauma Focused Therapy
CaRen has evening appointment availability.