My Approach to Helping
I believe that healing happens from the inside out. With a listening ear and a heart committed to your progress, I believe that together we can reach the goals you have for your life. This will require your commitment to graciously confront the ways you may hide from yourself and others and begin the process of rebuilding trust where possible and becoming the whole person you want to be. In working with children, I utilize play therapy methods to help children resolve their issues.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I both enjoy and honor the gift of being able to walk with my clients through some significant challenges towards growth and change. I remember one of my professors describing it as the "Holy of Holies" a very sacred space, which has become my view as well. As a child, my parents went through a divorce and this significantly impacted me, then a couple years later my grandpa (and hero) died. These events brought me into counseling, which opened my eyes to this amazing way of caring for others. It has also made me passionate about strengthening families and children with whatever issues arise, including divorce.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Initiating counseling requires great courage and humility, qualities that I admire in my clients. It takes humility to acknowledge that we have issues and courage to share those issues with another person. I do believe that everyone, including and especially therapists, benefit from going to counseling.