My Approach to Helping
I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults into their 30's who are struggling with any level of anxiety or depression. As our world attempts to simplify through the use of technology and continues to change in many ways, it brings with it a changing culture and way of life that is not always helpful for our mental health. This generation tends to put the world on their shoulders, but forget to care for themselves. The pressure to "be successful" and fit society's expectations often causes anxiety and depression. Rather than just managing this anxiety, we can figure out what goals and mindset are truly your own. I love talking through the many discoveries, realizations, and decisions that come with navigating life transitions, work-life balance, and relationships.
Above all else, I focus on a humanistic approach to therapy which just means I believe discovering and accepting your true self will lead to the most fulfilling life. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship itself is one of the most important pieces of therapy. In other words, I think the trust and respect we can build with each other is key to the foundation of productive therapy. Not every therapist is right for every person. It's important to take the time to find the right therapist for you, whether that is me or not. I also aim to combine a knowledge of your past experiences and family systems with your present circumstances and well-being to grow self-awareness and self-compassion in the present.