Welcome to Calm Waters Therapy
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I work with individuals (adults) and couples. Therapy services are unique to client/s. It begins by assessing needs and sorting out the client’s goals/difficulties/desires by working together to formulate a way of reaching those goals. People seek treatment for a variety of reasons – depression, anxiety, personal crisis, burnout, and trauma, to name a few. People often look for guidance in sorting out a specific problem, to try to change self-defeating behaviors, or just wanting a change in their lives.
I interact with my clients through empathetic understanding, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, training, and experience. I often look at one’s self-concept and how this shapes their interaction in their world through the use of client-centered therapy using a strength-based approach, including spiritual, energy, and cultural awareness. I create a genuine therapeutic relationship with each person that is built through respect, honesty, authenticity, compassion, and dignity while accepting where each individual is on their path to wellness. I also use a trauma informed and evidenced based trauma trained models (EMDR, ART, and Hypnoanalysis). My belief is that we all fall under the spectrum of trauma with one end of the spectrum being Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (Big T) and the other end having experienced hurtful events in our lives (Little t), which is simply part of the human condition.