My Approach to Helping
Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming and laden with anxiety. Will I like my therapist? Will they be able to help me? Can they relate to my issues? Does talking to someone really result in positive changes? These are often questions I hear from people who are seeking therapy for the first time – or don’t know what therapy is. As a therapist who has participated in counseling myself, I understand these concerns and I am here to say that your concerns are valid and real.
Growing through curiosity is at the forefront of my practice. I believe all clients come to therapy with a goal in mind – to reduce discomfort in their lives, manifest change, implement better boundaries, build self-esteem, reduce suffering, or become a better version of themselves. Whatever the goal is – I am here to help. Growing through curiosity invites clients to think outside the box and develop strategies for solving their own issues.
I am an eclectic therapist, meaning that I draw from many different theoretical orientations when I am in treatment with a client. However, I lean towards a more humanistic approach in Rogerian theory. This means I believe clients are the experts of their own lives and have the capacity to change. I am non-directive. Instead, I foster an environment where a client can explore their own ideas and thoughts free from judgement, ridicule, or bias. I believe this approach simultaneously builds self-esteem and proves to clients that they have the power and means to grow.
Along with major real-life experiences, I also have a diverse and expansive professional background in many different settings that may be helpful to clients. I have worked with families and children who have been involved in CPS cases and the foster care system. I have treated those who severely struggle with mental health issues. I have worked alongside many adolescent and teenage clients as they grapple with an ever changing and sometimes challenging world. I have helped many people develop and implement boundaries that have better structured their lives and encouraged tranquility.
My goal in therapy is to spark curiosity of what could be. There is a quote by an unknown author that states, “The moon is a reminder that we are whole no matter what phase we are in.” I believe this to be true. Sometimes we can feel so overwhelmed, stressed, sad, fatigued, and unhappy, but it is comforting to know it isn’t a permanent state of being. We all have the capacity for growth, change, and healing. If we open our minds to being curious, and remind ourselves we are still whole, beautiful transformations can take place.
I look forward to welcoming you into my practice.