My Approach to Helping
Hello there! My approach to helping is to be genuinely present and invested in what is important to you. I am lucky enough to be allowed into peoples lives and invited to hear about their struggles and successes. In sharing your story with me we are able to help you see clearly what is wonderful about you and what areas you would like to see shift. Being able to authentically be yourself and to truly enjoy it is immeasurable.
More Info About My Practice
In relating to a person, I use many different styles of therapy. One often overlooked aspect is Positive Psychology which includes humor and joy. Much of our lives are already stressful and hectic enough and as these increase we often put aside things that bring us happiness in order to focus on the To-Do lists that are pressing for our time. Making sure that you are seeking joy, connection, and laughter each week (or better yet, daily) is one more way you can feel rejuvenated and obtain the motivation to keep working toward the life you want. Learning tools that add peace and calm provide the chance to feel more in control of your mood and reactions.
My Role as a Therapist
Sometimes the stress in life can feel overwhelming. We can find ourselves wondering if the answers to our problems exist. We can feel alone even around others or so different we wonder if anyone could ever understand us. We all reach points in life where we don't know what step to take next. Therapy offers a chance to find answers and also teach you the skills to handle stress more effectively in the future. I compassionately listen to your life story and help you appreciate your worth and strengths regardless of what you have been told or believed about yourself in the past. Together we help make sense of how your life has gotten to this point and how to get it to the future you want. My role as a therapist is to be a safe and trustworthy partner in that process.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The most important factor in choosing a therapist is your "fit" with him or her. You need to feel a connection, a sense of safety, and the potential for trust. So often in life we find ourselves sharing information with someone when our internal radar is giving us red flags. Finding a therapist you trust allows the process to be comfortable, enjoyable, and fulfilling. You deserve that safe connection. You deserve to be heard by someone you can tell genuinely listens and cares. Keep searching until you find it, you are worth it.