My Approach to Helping
Life is not static, but ever changing and evolving. At times change brings with it a sense of excitement and joy, and at other times a turn of events leaves us disappointed, overwhelmed, sad, or disconnected from others and ourselves. Although therapy cannot stop the ups and downs of living it can help you develop new strategies, new perceptions, and new behaviors that transform feelings of self-doubt and despair into resilient feelings of inner strength and fulfillment. My focus is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for you to heal emotionally, explore your dreams and values, discover your strengths, and acquire life skills that support you through multiple life shifts and transitions. I believe that we all have the potential to live, grow, and relate to others with openness and joy.
I bring a warm, compassionate, and genuine approach to the counseling relationship and respect and honor the uniqueness of each individual. I first start by listening, and then ask question to help clarify the focus of therapy. Together you and I will discuss options and set goals for the therapy process. Living life with joy and fulfillment is a gift. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you discover your gift.
I believe the comfort of the therapist and client relationship is important to the success of the therapy process. For this reason I offer a free 30 minute consultation for those seeking therapy services.