My Approach to Helping
Often times we find ourselves facing challenges. Those challenges can become harder to handle at times, and it’s okay to reach out for assistance. In therapy, the therapist stands as a guide to work through these challenges. It is essential to understand that the client is the expert of their lives and brings their own story and perspective into sessions. Through the client’s personal story and perspective, the therapist can increase the client’s ability to work through their challenges. The goal in therapy is to change the patterns we find ourselves stuck in and heal.
As we go through the process of growth and healing I will be working from a strength-based and client-centered approach. I often see the therapy process through a trauma focus practice in order to meet the client where they are in the process.
I work from a bottom-up approach as a trauma-informed practice. The bottom-up approach looks at the mind and body’s trauma response. Discussing the trauma at hand can sometimes be difficult, and it can often be healthy to reconnect with one’s body trauma response first. Taking this approach can be found healing and strengthening for the client. During sessions, I will work with you to find positive and beneficial mindfulness activities and coping skills to work towards healing.