My Approach to Helping
As a counselor, Heights Family Counseling understands the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. Our role in the counseling room is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgment. We find it a privilege to journey with a client.
There is something empowering about feeling completely seen and heard and being met with empathy and understanding. Our approach is warm and down-to-earth, meeting each client with compassion and support. Our expertise is working with individuals experiencing life stressors, including determining values and finding meaning and purpose in life, work-life balance, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenthood, family stress, and the ending of a relationship. We believe we all have a reason for how we got to where we are in life. The narratives we tell ourselves shape our identities. Our approach is to help you understand new perspectives, gain control of your life, and envision a new future.
Relationships are such an important part of our life. When going well, they provide love, support, and mutual happiness. When relationships struggle, sometimes it seems like everything in our life is struggling. We have a relaxed style when working with couples. We find it a privilege to enter a couple's personal and private world in order to change negative cycles and help to understand each other's perspectives. Together, we find a way to strengthen the relationship, speak each other's love language, heal through past pains, thrive through conflict, build mutual admiration and friendship, and communicate more effectively. We believe that every couple has the ability to work towards a loving and fulfilling relationship. In order to introduce change in your relationship, we are trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Gottman Couples Therapy, PACT Couples Therapy (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), IMAGO Relationship Therapy, solution focused, and other attachment-based theories, such as emotion focused couples therapy. In addition to comprehensive training in couples modalities, we are extensively trained in working with couples who have experienced trauma and affairs as well as couples who struggle with addiction.