My Approach to Helping
...is meeting you exactly where you are. I understand starting this journey can spark many emotions, self-doubt, or even hesitation. So meeting a therapist might seem difficult, and you might possibly want to avoid therapy. But it's important for me to escort you through the discomfort and help guide you to a point where therapy is rewarding and beneficial. Whether this is your case or not, I believe it's important to enter this therapeutic alliance driven by your understanding of events that happened in your life and focus on what you want to achieve. By you being the center and focal point of treatment, you will be lead to a strong foundation for change and the outcome that you desire.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I enjoy being a therapist because I meet so many individuals and families that just want a better life. I am able to see their need for help, the various phases of growth, and the end result of their hard work. Sometimes by no fault of their own, individuals are faced with very difficult circumstances. Yet time after time, I am able to see motivation, perseverance, and resiliency that they did not know they had to push through their situations. I get to be a cheerleader and encourage that individual or family to be what they ultimately desire in life.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I view going to therapy as a strength rather than a weakness. Many people go through life with burdens or challenges that they are unable to solve independently. This results in unresolved issues that can manifest in other forms. By you being able to (1) recognize something is wrong, (2) you have an idea of the type of help you need, and (3) you recognize the need for professional guidance tells me that you are strong. You have levels of self-awareness and insight into your life, and you know what you want out of life. These are very powerful strengths, and an awesome start to the beginning of therapy.