I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Utah (#9517430-2501). My PhD training as a counseling psychologist allows me to support a variety of life concerns. I believe that relationships are capable of healing. I aim to build strong alliances with clients in order to best meet client directed goals and foster sustained change. I adhere to evidence-based practices in psychology, and research evidence strongly supports the importance of building a strong therapeutic alliance (Duncan, Miller, Wampold, & Hubble, 2010). There is evidence that the therapeutic relationship formed between a client and a therapist is more important than any specific technique in which a therapist might specialize (Wampold, 2015). Clients can expect their experiences of me to be authentic. The following evidence-based principles guide my work with clients:
Develop a strong therapeutic alliance with clients to foster a meaningful connection
Understand the context of client's lives, including cultural considerations and social identities
Provide clients with unconditional acceptance
Co-create personalized goals with clients to guide the therapeutic process
Offer unconditional support and listening to clients
Help clients find their own sustainable solutions rather than prescribing solutions myself
I value that everyone has a unique lens through which they see the world, and I strive to see the world as my clients do. To do so, I actively learn about relevant cultural factors and social identities of my clients (such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ability status, age, etc.), and forms of societal oppression that clients experience (such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, etc.).