As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I strongly support those who serve to keep our country and communities safe. Therefore my practice is dedicated to providing therapy and support to law enforcement, active duty military and veterans as well as their families.
The challenges associated with working in law enforcement and the military are like no other. Your work is inherently stressful and involves a great deal of collective and personal responsibility and risk. As with any job, in order to perform at our best, we need the support of our superiors, peers and families. The more stressful the work, the more support we need. Without proper support, we can be left feeling isolated and feelings of resentment, anxiety and hopelessness can lead to the development of unhealthy ways of coping. If you find that such feelings are interfering with your job, relationships or physical/emotional well being, I can help. Utilizing a straightforward, practical approach in a confidential and supportive environment I can help you to identify unhealthy coping strategies and help you to develop more healthy ways of managing your stress.
Experiencing trauma is an unavoidable product of the challenging work that you do. Whether it be direct trauma, such as being involved in an exchange of gunfire, or vicarious trauma, as in witnessing the distress of an innocent victim; it has an affect. Acknowledging that you have been affected by your experiences on the job is not a reflection of being weak, but of being human.
Undoubtedly, experiencing trauma changes who we are; however, it does not have to become who we are. If the trauma you have experienced has started to define you and is interfering with your happiness and your relationships, trust that there is hope and you can be restored. Don't let these experiences take control over your life; take the next step. If you or the one you love is struggling, I can help.
How I Can Help
Whether you are feeling stressed and/or overwhelmed or have unresolved trauma or both, I can help. My experience as a child abuse investigator for Children's Protective Services, gives me a unique perspective into some of the challenges associated with the difficult work you do. I have an authentic, easy going style; and I am happy to talk with you about your situation and how I can help. I offer a free 30-minute in-person, no commitment consultation where we can get to know one another and address any questions or concerns you may have.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson