My Approach to Helping
There are times in life when a little extra help is needed, whether it is due to special circumstances or a lifelong struggle. This can manifest as depression, anxiety, physical illness, a feeling of “stuckness” in life, or an overall sense of dissatisfaction. For those times, therapy can be a wonderful tool. I consider therapy an art, as every individual and every session is different. I attempt to focus treatment on awareness of self, helping you to know yourself, your own wants, needs, and desires, how you envision yourself in the future, and how I can guide you to reach this vision. Pulling from a few main theories: Transpersonal/Holistic, to see you as a whole person and work with you on many levels, including spiritual, if that is what you choose; Psychodynamic to determine any past experiences that may be affecting the present; cognitive behavioral to replace any negative erroneous beliefs that may prevent growth in all areas of life and to implement new behavioral strategies that will help you to cope and grow; and humanistic, believing that we ALL have great potential and I would like to help you achieve yours. Your therapy, life, and overall growth are in your control. I am here as a guide, facilitator, supporter, and at times, devil's advocate, but all with the intention of awareness, growth, and progress, whatever that may mean to you.