My Approach to Helping
Helping others to feel understood, connected, to seeing opportunities for change, and taking responsibility for their lives. I have found that by using a client-centered approach using reflective listening and providing space for self-reflection, everyone has the ability to make significant improvements in all areas of their lives. I have had extensive experience working with family systems in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation system and helping teens, parents, and families work on finding ways to improve their circumstances by building on their natural strengths. I find that honesty in therapy is not only vulnerable and at times uncomfortable, but necessary for long-lasting change. I place a lot of value on the therapeutic relationship and want my client to know they feel heard, understood, and safe seeking help.