My Approach to Helping
You are not alone. Life isn't turning the way you thought it would? You are not alone. Anxiety, depression, addiction: these words are heard often especially in modern times. How do you cope with constant thoughts? Are you unable to concentrate on work or school related obligations? How much difficulty do you have sustaining relationships with others? What is your level of frustration? These questions are not uncommon when facing struggles. You are not alone. Who is in your support system? Do you have room for another person to help you grow mentally? I could discuss all of my qualifications for being a mental health counselor, but I consider myself a person first who wants to help you deal with frustrations.
I understand how certain issues like addiction plague your daily life activities. I provide a safe and warm environment, honest feedback, and a judgment-free atmosphere where together we discuss challenges and how to overcome them safely.
I believe some people are frightened to go to therapy for various reasons such as not wanting to discuss their feelings, thinking they are paying someone to only listen to them when the person could go to a friend/relative and are unsure what will happen after seeing a mental health professional. Allow me to allay fears and anxiety related to going to therapy. I am here to help and support in dealing with frustrations. Some individuals are not ready to discuss their issues and that is okay. Talking to the people in your support system is encouraged but sometimes external assistance is necessary because not everyone has the same amount of experience in dealing with certain conflicts. Since therapy is a mutual relationship, we are working together to face these struggles. From intake to termination, resources, referrals, and homework are often helpful in providing insight and resolutions to what may be ailing you.