My Approach to Helping
If you are reading my profile, chances are you are looking to begin your healing journey. Whether you are struggling with something significant in your life or just need somebody to talk to you. Finding the right therapist to help you through these difficult times is crucial. Initially, establishing a therapeutic alliance is very important for a successful treatment outcome. The therapeutic relationship will help you feel validated and build trust to feel safe enough to share your deepest thoughts and feelings.
However, your therapist is not your friend and should make you feel challenged and motivated. Therapy is hard work!
Please allow me to share some information about myself in order to help you decide if I am the right psychotherapist for you. I am a doctoral candidate getting my Ph.D. in clinical counseling, education, and supervision. My dissertation research is on telemental health, so I know that online distance or virtual counseling works. I believe that a person begins to heal when they feel heard! My therapy approach is HolisticIntegrative and Eclectic, which means that I customize and tailor my treatment plans to a therapeutic style that fits your specific needs. I specialize in mental health and substance abuse disorders. I believe addictions are symptoms of underlying issues that are being self-medicated, especially anxiety and depression, trauma, and/or grief and loss.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, meaning that problems are often unconscious in nature, we are not sure why we think, feel and behave the way we do. I believe that our childhood is the foundation upon which we are built; when there are cracks in that foundation, we need support to help us achieve our full potential. I believe in the therapeutic value of inner-child work, journaling, confronting our faulty thinking, facing our fears, meditation, and positive affirmations. I think that the answers are already inside of us; we just need help to discover them.
If you are looking for someone who is kind, caring, compassionate, empathetic, and an active listener, I might be the right therapist for you!
The question now becomes, are you ready to do the hard work of psychotherapy?
If so, let's connect and do it together!