My Approach to Helping
Building rapport is the most important part of the therapeutic relationship. My personality some would describe as warm and say I am a social butterfly. It allows me to build a relationship with anyone and provide that safe space needed to help client's meet their goals.
One thing I wish people knew about therapy is that this is their space to say what they want to feel, think, and believe without being judged or it leaving the room.
I grew up in the inner city of New Orleans, Louisiana and in our community, therapy was frowned upon. However, many of us, especially after Hurricane Katrina, needed a place to learn, grow, and heal. I learned that the anger may not be just anger but instead sadness or grief. I learned those behavioral problems may just be a response to trauma or request for help to understand the material. There is always more to someone story and journey!