My Approach to Helping
It takes courage to reach out for help. I have seen the anguish that people go through when depression strips them of energy and joy. I have witnessed the struggle people have trying to fight the various fears anxiety provokes. Once you begin therapy it's likely that you will begin to feel better. This happens for a number of reasons: it's empowering to take action to solve a problem, when you are validated and not judged you start to see yourself as more normal than abnormal, and as you see results your confidence will rise. If you are depressed, anxious, angry, fearful, obsessive, stressed, traumatized, feeling invalidated or misunderstood or just having a hard time understanding your behavior I can help you.
I have served clients for more than 15 years, and I strive to create a trusting relationship with each client I see. I make a conscious effort to encourage, motivate, understand, and empathize with every person who sits across from me. I also focus on finding out about troubling thoughts my clients have that may be impacting their mood or behavior, and use a variety of strategies to change thinking patterns that may be overly negative. I beleive people can change. It isn't always easy but with consistent effort you can improve your mood and gain control over anxiety.