My Approach to Helping
Whether you are struggling with stress, addiction, grief, depression, trauma, anxiety, low -self-esteem, or couples’ issues, you must know that you don’t have to be alone in this journey. I am a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, and a Certified Life Coach who brings a positive, proactive approach to therapy, helping clients achieve greater self-esteem, build healthier relationships, and make the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral changes they seek.
My style is warm, direct, client-centered, and creative. One of my main goals is to work with you in collaboration, to gain an understanding of what is happening to you, and to find a new sense of your wholeness, empowerment, and strengths. My approach is holistic and tailored in accordance with each client’s individual needs. My emphasis is on safety and boundaries, and we work at your pace. We will build on your natural strengths, and help you to identify and achieve your desired goals. I will help you create tools to make a safe and stable environment, within therapy and to use in your daily life. You’ll find the resources and tools to establish clear boundaries, explore new ways to cope with everyday challenges and emotions, and increase your strengths and abilities.
When addressing trauma I implement the Trauma-Informed Therapy approach, which guides you in creating a safe environment that empowers you to find healing. Trauma-informed care provides a foundation for the trust and resources that you need in order to work with emotional struggles and to change how those challenges impact you today. When you feel safe in therapy, you can learn and grow from challenging experiences toward greater wellbeing. Trauma-informed therapy is the key to understanding your experiences, without becoming flooded, overwhelmed, or re-traumatized when bringing up painful issues. Trauma-informed care (TIC) makes the process of therapy as safe, productive, and beneficial to you as possible.
I am confident that by working together we can equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome the challenges you are experiencing. It takes tremendous courage to embark on the journey of personal growth and I consider it an honor to be part of your experience!