It takes courage to take the first step toward change. Experiencing genuine care, understanding, and diligence from an empathic therapist is at the core of positive change. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, welcoming environment that is free of judgment and to embrace the unique experiences that each person brings.
I graduated with my Master of Arts Degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in May 2014 from Wayne State University. Additionally, I am currently pursuing a certification in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). I am also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).
One of my passions lies in couples therapy, where I use Susan Johnson’s Emotion Focused Couples Therapy in addition to an empathic approach. Additionally, I have done my Masters Thesis research on marital satisfaction among Lithuanian American couples to help me understand the strengths and weaknesses in marriage.
For the past three years, I have been a trained grief counselor at the Sandcastles Grief Support program summer camp. This experience added a great knowledge to my therapeutic approach with children and families. Furthermore, I have experience treating a number of behavioral health issues including substance abuse, gambling addiction, criminal behavior, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and others.
I enjoy working with individual clients and families as well as couples and use an empathic approach to therapy. I am very flexible and passionate about understanding different developmental perspectives of my diverse clients.
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