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Parent-Partner Support

for Addiction


My speaking engagements are not only from personal experience of trauma but from a clinical lens. I help listeners find their own meaning in their trauma as means to propel them to a more fulfilling and productive life. My approach is engaging as I often use humor as a way to lighten the heaviness of the topic while still finding a way to illustrate ways to change the perspective of carrying the memories of trauma.

It's difficult to watch our loved ones deteriorate, lose interest in life around them, push people away and self destruct. We lose ourselves in trying to help them see what they're doing to themselves. Living with addiction can be confusing, emotionally draining and can leave you feeling disempowered and overwhelmed. I am often asked by parents, spouses, and relatives how to navigate relationships with their loved ones who are actively using drugs and alcohol.

I am here to help you and your family through ongoing support and guidance. 

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Sometimes, individuals get caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. They can be intrusive thoughts, images, or behaviors that trigger a feeling of distress or anxiety. These unwanted obsessions and compulsions can occur over and over again and be outside of the person's control. Common obsessions can be anything from a fear of contamination, fear of losing control, fear of unwanted thoughts, or fear of harming others. Common compulsions are a second part of OCD, which can be described as repetitive behaviors, such as washing and cleaning, checking, or repeating an act.


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that can affect people of all ages and walks of life. While treatment can seem daunting, knowing what to expect ahead of time can help the individual feel more relaxed and more open for treatment. The most effective treatment for OCD is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Exposure Ritual Prevention (ERP) with individual sessions as often as recommended. Treatment is designed to help individuals identify their triggers and develop appropriate responses, resulting in less obsessions and compulsions.


As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the United States, I offer counseling for adults and adolescents to address the unique challenges that people face while living away from their home country. 


Being a parent while living in a foreign country can feel isolating. Having been a parent myself outside of my home country, I understand the difficulties that can come not only with living away but with transitioning back to your home country. Growing up in a transient world has unique challenges to developing meaningful friendships and feeling a sense of belonging.


I offer support and tools to help students not only while they are living away, but then to prepare them for when they transition back home, go “home” for the first time, or begin on the adventure of college.

Therapy & Counseling Services





I work from an existential approach and believe the power of change lies within us. I foster an accepting environment that allows a sense of calm, allowing you to begin to gain the tools to access your own resources to facilitate change and healing. I utilize the Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy evidenced-based practices to guide clients through their journey of self-discovery, growth, and change. 


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