My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling lost, or overwhelmed by changes in your life? Life was not delivered with a book of instructions. It can be challenging, disappointing, stressful, and even lonely at times. Each of us has to make sense of our world. When things don't make sense we experience anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, stress, or other difficulties. Therapy is directed at helping each individual or couple become more effective at dealing with and developing coping skills so they can better manage their own unique life situation. Each person is unique; therefore, we will work together to craft a specific plan designed for your needs.
I work with teens and adults of all ages in individual, couples and family therapy. Among the issues I address in therapy are anxiety, depression, relationship issues, communication, stress, substance abuse and grief.
I believe in a multi-faceted approach that includes tackling dysfunctional thinking, teaching healthy coping skills, addressing sources of distress, drawing from faith and values, understanding each unique situation, and identifying possible solutions. As a therapist, I do not tell you what to do. I strive to empower you to make the best possible decisions that encourage growth and change. I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere so that you feel heard, validated, and empowered. Our sessions will be safe spaces, full of empathy and devoid of judgment - you can bring your true thoughts and feelings to our work together. Together, we will explore your feelings, your circumstances, and your options. I will help you grow in your ability to cope with what is right in front of you and navigate your present as well as your future. Opening the door to fully expressing yourself is an important step toward healing and growth.