My Approach to Helping
I believe counseling can be a life changing experience that can improve all aspects of your life. I also believe for this change to happen you need a competent counselor you feel comfortable with. I understand going to see a counselor can be scary, so I do my best to make the counseling experience one that will allow you to feel comfortable and safe. I will work with you to identify your strengths and help you utilize them to promote a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to help you gain personal insights, new skills, and ultimately improve your quality of life.
My style includes us working on issues together, using humor, relevant examples, and me introducing you to some new ideas and skills to help you in your life. I believe that any practitioner has the obligation to provide you with the best research-based treatment. I am a lifelong learner and will always strive to make sure I know the best ways to help you.
My clinical approach will be specifically tailored to your unique needs. I am eclectic in my approach, but I always utilize empirically validated treatments within, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy