My Approach to Helping
I strongly believe that people seek a good life, and that change is possible. I believe in the human capacity for growth and change. I am trained in systems theory and our work will explore many interconnected systems in your life throughout the change process. I also take a strengths-based perspective, which will utilize things that are going well and explore your strengths in our work toward the goals set. We will set goals to work toward that are realistic and meet your current needs, motivated by the changes you want to make. This therapeutic process will utilize insight, self-reflection, and cultivate better self-awareness.
Our families of origin have made lasting impacts on how we function on a day to day basis. Through exploring our past and gaining new insight about ourselves, we are empowered to make positive change and better choices towards the change we seek. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and therefore will provide honest and straightforward feedback to promote growth. I ask you provide this to me as well through open and honest discussion, and expression of thoughts, feelings, or concerns. We will assess progress toward goals throughout our work together. I will strive to develop a relationship with you based on trust, acceptance, honesty, encouragement, and mutual respect. This is your chance to achieve your goals and change; therefore, you will direct your own change process!