My Approach to Helping
I believe in collaborative counseling, with a focus on your strengths and self-knowledge, to develop with you an understanding of your needs and next steps. Life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction issues, and grief and loss are some of my specialties. If you've been looking for someone to support you and help you to gain clarity and skills for dealing with those things you struggle with - I am here to help.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Asking for help is hard, especially when reaching out to a stranger. The therapy process can seem daunting - what will I talk about? What will they ask me? What if we aren't a good fit? Just like any relationship, it can take some time to build trust, and to discover what you want to share. Therapists are trained to allow that time for trust to build, and we want you to feel at your most comfortable - and only when you're ready will you want to dive into those things that are hardest to talk about. If you discover that it's not working out with your therapist, we are trained to offer support in looking for the right person for you. Either way, the important step is to reach out - and ask questions.