My Approach to Helping
Trauma, poor self-image, depression, and anxiety can make maneuvering life's circumstances overwhelming. Even more so when attempting to face the battle alone. My approach to counseling is to provide a safe, supportive environment and sounding board where clients can heal from the past, redefine how the see themselves in the present, and find hope for the future while utilizing a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches based on the individual needs and goals of my client. I also work with couples to improve communication, strengthen their relationship, and create a connection that is is built to last.
As a parent or caregiver, it can be incredibly difficult to watch your child struggle. I work together with parents to help them support their child through the healing process. Because every child is different, I use a variety of tools and approaches; including child-centered play therapy, game-based cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray, bibliotherapy, and expressive arts therapy to help meet your childâ€™s unique needs.
Preteens and adolescents may be skeptical of the counseling process. It can be difficult for them to open up due to fears of being misunderstood, judged, or criticized. I specialize in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment based on trust and respect where they can feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and struggles. I offer hands-on activities, such as sandtray and expressive arts, that can take the pressure off, reduce feelings of self-consciousness, and allow clients to express themselves more freely and openly.