My Approach to Helping
As a therapist, Charissa is committed to holding space for clients to address and explore a wide range of challenges, whether those present through relationships, anxiety, depression, spirituality, grief, or barriers preventing joy and peace. When experiencing difficulties in life, it can be common to believe that we are alone in our struggles. Counseling has the unique ability to illuminate our shared humanity and empower us to identify areas where we can learn, grow, and heal. Charissa desires for the counseling relationship to be a tool of connection moving in the direction of increased hope as well as what the client deeply values and desires. Charissa counsels from a trauma-informed and family systems framework and borrows from other evidence-based modalities depending on the unique needs of the individual client. Charissa enjoys working with individuals of all ages and partnering with them on their healing journey.