My Approach to Helping
Asking for help is the start of things getting better. Many people feel like they don't know where to start or who to trust. I have been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for over 20 years. I know that the most important part of helping someone is being genuine and a good listener. My style is relaxed and I make an effort to help you feel comfortable talking about issues you may never have told anyone. Together we can look at what is going on in your life and get you on a path to feeling and think better. I named my practice Avenues to Healing, LLC because I believe anyone can get back on a path that will work for them. Let me use my experience and your expertise in what does and doesn't work for you to help you get started.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Think about it, in starting therapy you are finding someone to talk to that won't be judgmental, will listen to your point of view and wants the best for you. It is not always easy to open up to a "stranger" but getting the thoughts out starts the healing process. Give me a call.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Not all therapists are the same. Just like anyone you will meet they will have their own style and ways of working with others. I firmly believe if you don't feel comfortable talking to your therapist there is little chance for a good working relationship. If you feel unheard or judged you have the right to speak up for yourself. Therapists are people too, they are no better than their clients. Therapists are just trained to listen and help you look at the situation from a different perspective. If you feel you need help look for someone you can tell what has and hasn't worked for you in the past. You are the expert on you.