My Approach to Helping
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients. I have worked with veterans and civilians suffering from military, childhood, andor adulthood trauma. I have worked with multicultural populations struggling with identity, racism, anxiety, and depression due to family and social differences. I have worked with adults who are struggling with mental disorders such as Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. I have also worked with individuals suffering from substance abuse and dual diagnosis.
It has been my experience, that no matter what the background or the obstacle, it is ourselves that gets in the way. We put up walls to protect ourselves from things that can hurt us. These walls do help keep bad things out but they also keep us trapped. Not ever allowing us to experience life to the fullest.
In the session, I strive to ensure the client feels safe and comfortable enough to self-explore and find the answers within themselves. I use the framework of the client, taking into account culture, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, family history, and any other key factors that make up the client's ideology and way of living. Together we explore different angles to the same problem to see how they can overcome and grow from the experience positively and healthily. I believe conflict is essential to life, we grow from mistakes and hardship. I believe what we do with the information makes a difference. Learning to accept who we are (good and bad), how we feel (positive and negative emotions), and confidence in our day-to-day decisions will help us find inner peace.