I deeply believe that you have everything you need to be happy and fulfilled, already inside you. My job and commitment is to help you to identify and trust your strengths. In therapy, you will find validation and an explanation for how you've been feeling. You will also learn ways to combat the thoughts and feelings that keep you stuck. Your decision to reach out for help is the biggest and first step in your journey toward healing; and, might I add, very courageous. Through counseling and treatment, I can help you recover/discover motivation, perspective, and experience joy and peace in your life!
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More Info About My Practice
My specialty (and joy) is helping people overcome depression and anxiety symptoms. I will work with you to design and use coping skills to help you move forward and live your very best life. I also enjoy and excel in working with families to clarify roles, decrease conflict/confusion and increase family harmony. I do not practice cookie cutter, one size fits all therapy. My interventions and approach are customized to accommodate your needs and goals for treatment. I don't have all the answers, but you do and I can help you discover them. I will utilize reality testing, empathy, and validation to facilitate change.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am so grateful to have found my true calling! What I value the most about my work is the impact of unconditional positive regard and spoken words. My favorite moments in therapy are the look of realization/illumination on a client's face, the nod of their head, a smile, especially through the tears and the statement, "I never looked at it like that before." I feel so honored to be allowed to be a part of my client's lives while they are discovering and learning to use their strengths to thrive. I grow, evolve, and learn more about myself with every client encounter I experience. Amazing....
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
As stated above and bears repeating, your decision to reach out for help is the biggest and first step in your journey toward healing; and, might I add, very courageous. It takes a strong person to reach out to a stranger for help; it is a very hard thing to do. Unfortunately, because of fear and a lack of understanding, a stigma has been placed on issues of mental health. Due to that stigma, a lot of people don't get help and a lot of pain, hurt and suffering continue, unnecessarily. I encourage you to use the strength, you don't yet know you have, to go to therapy. Sometimes we humans just get stuck; in our heads, our hearts, our bodies and we need help and encouragement to move forward; I can be that help. Give me a call; let's work it out?