Welcome to Calm Waters Therapy
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I work with individuals (age 17 and up), families, 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 trauma trained model (EMDR). 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.