PhD Counselor Education – Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in family issues and addictive disorders, University of Florida.
Dr. West is a specialist in the area of substance use and other addiction concerns. She has over 10 years of clinical training and experience working with individuals/families addressing addiction issues. Other professional interests include family/couples therapy, specialized services for women & minorities, and student veterans. Currently Dr. West is serving as our CWC Outreach Coordinator as well as Student Veterans Coordinator.
Approach to Therapy
The best way to describe her approach to counseling is integrated; incorporating techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Gestalt therapy, and family systems.
Approach to Supervision
Dr. West utilizes a developmental approach to supervision that is therapist centered. Supervisees are supported in their personal journey of growth & development within the framework which best meets their growth-related needs. To achieve this, Dr. West uses modeling, encourages self-reflection and a focus on personal strengths to build counselor self-efficacy/identity.
Approach to Wellness
Dr. West works to maintain an optimal work-life balance. Connection with family and friends is of the upmost importance and provides the foundation for personal self-care and reflection. She spends her free time traveling with family, attending sporting events (Go Gators), playing with her dogs, and binging on Netflix!