My Approach to Helping
I am passionate about helping couples, women, & adolescents who are going through the hardships life can bring us. Living in this pandemic has brought new challenges that can feel suffocating on top of daily life tasks and hardships. Avoiding painful areas of our lives can lead to addictions to cover up those feelings, however dulling the pain with harmful addictive behaviors can further add hurt to ourselves and the ones around us. We each have strengths and assets, instead of avoiding the challenging areas, I encourage clients to engage in personal growth and exploration, to dig in and discover the areas they can evolve and grow.
When I meet a new client, I acknowledge that you’ve already taken the courageous step of showing up and asking to be seen and heard. I will take the time to hear your story – including your values, strengths, challenges, and help you look deeper within yourself. Showing vulnerability is an opportunity for growth. Vulnerability builds resiliency, hope, and healing. It shows humility and humanity and we can grow from a place of vulnerability.
More Info About My Practice
I work in a private practice with several therapists who each have their own unique personalities, therapeutic styles and methods of practice. Because of this, when clients need more, or something different, we connect clients to other therapists within our practice. Clients gain additional skills or supports to keep growing, all while maintaining the connection with their primary therapist. This option helps our clients get the best of both worlds. While they develop a long-term, trusting foundation with one therapist, they have the option of working with specialists to address a specific area of need.
My Role as a Therapist
With each session, you can expect empathy, compassion, and validation of your life experiences to create a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship. I value mindfulness, reflection, and attunement to your lived experiences. I utilize a holistic approach focusing on the integration of emotional, physical, and one?s innate strength to find their authentic self. I have a passion for each person to find their purpose to live a life of restoration, joy, contentment, and overall wellness in the wholeness of their lives. I will work with you to create a therapeutic approach to help transition from where you are now, to where you want to be.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
I need to know your story. I WANT to hear your story. There is not a single "one method fits all" approach to therapy. I am looking forward to getting to know you and hear about the transformation you're ready to work hard to achieve.