My Approach to Helping
Healing can happen when your deepest pain is processed in the safety of a sensitive, empathetic therapeutic relationship. My main goal is to provide a secure place where you can be completely honest and open with your feelings; a place where we can journey together through the darkness and into a healthier, happier you.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, as well as practicing in general mental health, I enjoy using holistic methods to address your emotions, mind, body, and spirit for more integrative healing. I use such modalities as EMDR, attachment theory, Gottman method, Gestalt, and other holistic interventions to help you get in touch with the whole you. Together we can find healing, hope, and a light at the end of the tunnel.
More Info About My Practice
I have spent years helping children, adolescents, adults and families within the DCS fosteradopt systems to heal from broken attachments and deep trauma wounds in various capacities. I have also worked extensively with men and women who have suffered abuse in all its various forms, as well as couples and families just trying to navigate the very real stressors of day to day life in community with others.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
The main thing I love about being a therapist is watching my clients heal and become free from the binding shackles of pain. As my clients become more aware of their inner thoughts and emotions, their needs, their body experiences, they begin to integrate into a more whole, healthier person, and that transformation is exciting to watch. I feel so honored to be invited to walk this journey with my clients, and as we wade through it, I am amazed at the healing that can take place.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
I believe the most important aspect and best indicator of success in therapy lies in the relationship between the therapist and client. There are hundreds of interventions available to therapists, but without the feeling of safety in the relationship, the client will not benefit from the healing characteristics of any of them. As a therapist, it is my role to help my clients process through their deepest struggles and to do that, my clients must be secure in our relationship, which will allow them the freedom to explore all of the emotions and thoughts they are experiencing.