My Approach to Helping
My goal in therapy is to encourage insight and connection. It is my hope to stand next to you as you navigate your unique life transitions. Whether you are seeking to gain a better understanding of your personal journey or are hoping to tackle specific obstacles, I would be honored to help you navigate your personal growth and development. I see therapy as an opportunity to set your goals into action while having a place to process all that comes with making change. Therapeutically, I work from a person-centered, relational-cultural perspective which integrates environmental, cultural and social contexts of your life. Relational Cultural Therapy allows me to focus on healthy and meaningful connections in your life as well as social justice and advocacy. It is my philosophy that we are social beings and that we can overcome and thrive with healthy and supportive connections. In therapy, my focus tends to be on emotional issues, stress, and power differentials from past relationships and how that might interfere with authentic personal expression and your ability to form solid relationships in the present. We will also talk about personal boundaries and self-care while highlighting the importance of having realistic and manageable goals. Implementing change to enhance overall health and well-being takes time and finding compassion for yourself as you navigate your journey is important.