My Approach to Helping
Is life supposed to look like this? Is this how I’m supposed to feel? How many times have you asked yourself these questions, questioned why you are on this earth, questioned your existence? For me, the answer is that I have asked myself this countless times.
Most of my life I had people tell me who I was. What I was allowed to say, what I was allowed to feel, and what my opinions should or should not be. I was expected to conform, to not take up space, to obey. I never felt like I belonged anywhere. I longed for it. I wanted to know myself. I wanted to be seen. So, I went to therapy. My therapist helped me acknowledge the distorted mirror that had been held up in front of my face for so long by others. She helped me stop waiting for others to see me, to validate me, and guided me to my own gut-wrenchingly painful but oh so beautiful journey of self-exploration and healing. I wish that I could say to you that I have always had a strong identity and sense of self, but the truth is that I needed someone to let me know that they saw me. That they understood me.
Have you ever felt seen? I mean really seen. Seen for everything you are. The rawness that comes with that. It makes us feel alive, it validates us, and it permeates us with energy. Energy to engage, energy to connect, energy to contribute. I want to help you become a reflection of your highest self. I want to help you get to know yourself. I want to weather the storm of life with you, be there to see you in your most exquisite moments but also in your most broken.
I specialize in working with relationship concerns, men’s issues, and trauma work (I do eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) which is a specialized treatment for trauma. I also help with alcohol and substance use that is causing you concern (or curiosity), old coping mechanisms stemming from childhood, existential depression, anxiety, and relationship stressors. As a therapist, I want to help my clients relinquish their stories of pain and help them move towards a future that no longer feels limited.
So, let’s begin. Let me provide you with a safe, warm, judgment-free, space of acceptance. A space to be seen. A space to heal and grow. I am so excited to see you.