Suicide Prevention and Crisis Therapy
Early in her career, Candace worked as a coordinator of volunteers at a suicide and crisis hotline. This profound experience led her to pursue a career in mental health.
As one of her first jobs in the mental health field, Candace worked as a family preservation worker, meeting with families in their homes 8 hours a week for 6-8 weeks. It was an intensive program designed to help parents and children decrease conflict and increase connection, thus leading to a more healthy and safe environment—emotionally, physically and socially. Many families were at risk of the children being removed. Candace’s goal was to maintain the family unit. This experience helps Candace understand the unique challenges of families in crisis.
Some of Candace’s favorite experiences have been working with active duty military and veterans. Many suffered symptoms of PTSD. This has led to a deeper understanding of trauma and its effects on the human condition. She helps her clients address limiting core beliefs, stuck points, mindfulness, and grief.
Candace has more than a decade of work in addiction recovery, encompassing individual therapy and group therapy. This includes serving as the director of an in-patient detox unit and a mental health hospital. Candace’s clients appreciated her gentle and direct approach.
Candace has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the gold standard for couples and family therapy.