My Approach to Helping
I view therapy first and foremost as a relationship where we can together create a supportive, brave space for you to explore your goals, values, hopes and any barriers that you come up against. While I typically like to be grounded in exploring themes around your hopes for therapy, I am comfortable providing structure and focus, or following your lead in our conversation, and believe both have a place at times.
Too often we see the problems we face as coming from within us, or worse, as a sign of our failure or worthlessness. To gain greater perspective around the factors impacting our lives, I seek to explore messages around who we should be from society and personal experiences. I find that this intentional exploration and examination allows us to distinguish between our own values and the messages we receive.
So often we get caught up in our stories of failure. In my work, I like to explore your strengths and resilience, as well as the values hidden in your actions. Together, we can also explore if mindfulness, imagery, grounding and other techniques to connect to the body might be helpful for you.