My Approach to Helping
I love my job! I became a counselor because I enjoy helping with and witnessing people's growth. I consider it a privilege to help another person work to define themselves and their values in the context of a counseling relationship. As a counseling client, I have learned a great deal about myself, my strengths, my values, and my relationships.
If you are ready to embrace your path and explore your options for change, I can provide the therapeutic ear and lens. I bring compassion and counseling practices that help you look at yourself in a new light and initiate behaviors that reflect your goals.
More Info About My Practice
I am interested in working with anyone who seeks change and greater resilience to life's stresses. I also bring an expertise in women's and men's life development, and hope to attract clients who seek more positivity and growth.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love people, and I love getting to know them at an in-depth level. I love exploring people's stories, their conflicts, their values, their desires, their greater goals and purpose in life. This is not necessary to the therapeutic process, as the client decides what needs to be considered and addressed, but this level of personal insight is the basis of growth and resiliency. I love creating safe space for people to explore their place in life and in relationships. I believe sincerely in life getting better by choice and commitment and all of us evolving to a greater sense of completeness and purpose in life.
What Makes up a Problem?
In therapy we pay attention to thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and the relationships between them. We can focus on problems and their solutions or simply work on changes in the direction you seek for your Ideal Self. We may try to find the origin of any negativity, or simply shift to focus on the future and goals the client decides to pursue. You define the problems and goals and together we think through, discuss and plan for solutions.