My Approach to Helping
I believe that relationships can be a catalyst for change. Sitting down with someone who approaches you with a non-judgmental attitude and willingness to listen can be extremely healing, especially for those struggling with feelings of shame, loss of self-worth, feeling unloved and undervalued, and feeling alone in life. If you or your childteen are struggling with daily living or difficult life transitions and major changes, I would love to come along side you and be that non-judgmental, listening hear. Together we can work towards the change you want in yourself and develop a plan to help you overcome obstacles that are in your way. Additionally, if you are seeking therapy from a Christian perspective I can provide that at my client's request. I can also incorporate art into sessions if traditional talk-therapy seems too daunting at first.
My primary approach to counseling is from a Person-Centered perspective with humor and sarcasm as an added bonus. I take my clients at their word and value the relationship and rapport I build with my them as the foundation for everything that comes next in the therapy process. One of the biggest benefits of therapy is learning more about yourself and learning to value yourself, which is difficult to do alone. Having an outside, unbiased perspective on your life and emotions can be a major turning point.
Without relationship, very little can truly change.