Mind, Self and Consciousness
SAP: I am a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and make recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. I work with both EAPs and Employers to complete the SAP process as quickly as public safety will allow.
I am a Certified First Responder Counselor. I provide responders and their families practical strategies to manage the stress of the job and create a healthy, supportive home environment. My training and experience allow me to understand the needs of personnel, including the importance of confidentiality and trust. I advocate for responder’s mental health by supporting and encouraging them towards self-care.
LMFT: I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Using the Gottman Method techniques I help couples move away from what Gottman refers to as the four Horseman of the Apocalypse (Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling). Gottman's research describes these four communication styles as the greatest predictors of divorce. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
CEO Chief Emotional Officer