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Regardless of what you're facing in your life right now, know that there is hope. You do not have to face this alone!

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website! I understand how difficult it could be to seek mental health services and find a therapist you can trust, connect with, and feel safe with. That is why the name of my private practice "First Step Therapy" was chosen. Taking the "First Step Therapy" is a gift to you from you. This allows you to discover your true essence, stop emotional pain, heal, and find coping skills that work just for YOU!  Your mental health journey matters! First Step Therapy is a private practice created in efforts to provide mental health services to adults who struggle with depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues among others. 

In my practice I approach therapy from an empathetic and compassionate integrative therapy approach. I provide you with techniques from different therapeutic orientations that best suits your presenting problems. I will work closely with you to create a treatment that meets your personal needs and honoring your cultural and developmental upbringing. I provide you with high quality care and the modalities I incorporate in my practice are evidence based such as: CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), attachment theory, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing), and I am certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by Evergreen Certifications.

 

Know that in my practice I strive to provide clients with a high quality of care to meet your mental health needs and address these with warmth, respect, and not judgmentally. That way we can collaboratively focus on understanding your treatment needs and help you develop the skills to cope with difficult symptoms and life challenging experiences. I respectfully and kindly invite you reach out when you feel ready to begin your mental health journey towards improving your emotional wellbeing and growth at your own pace!

Specialties

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Codependency

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Stress Management

  • LGBTQIA+ Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Bipolar Disorder 

  • Borderline Personality Disorder 

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Client Demographic 

  • Adults only (18 years and up)
  • Males 
  • Females 
  • LGBTQIA+ Community 
  • Military 
  • College Students 
  • Professionals 
  • Athletes


My Approach

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