My Approach to Helping
I'm here to give empathy, build trust, and form a safe therapeutic relationship with you because, without it, nothing clinical can be achieved. I adapt my approach based on where you are right now and what strengths you have that can be expanded on. We're rowing the metaphorical boat together. There has to be reciprocal participation in the therapeutic process because sustainable progress can't be made if I'm working harder than you are to improve your life since you have to be the one to actually apply what you're learning to your life for things to change and improve.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Getting to learn peoples' stories, build the genuine relationship, conceptualizing peoples' issues to improve their insight so they feel less powerless (easier to have hope when you feel like you have an idea of why things are the way they are while also realizing your past doesn't determine your future)
What I guess I appreciate most is when I'm not needed anymore, meaning the client has achieved their goals, gotten the skills they need, andor resolved the issues they came in with so that they now feel confident in their ability to move forward and live autonomously without my guidance.