My Approach to Helping
Often when I meet people for the first time they are experiencing their most challenging times. Making the first call can feel vulnerable and sometimes people wonder what I think of them because they are struggling and lost. I see starting this process as strong and wise. People would easily describe me as open, respectful and non-judgmental, but what doesn't show immediately is that I view this work as a hero's journey. It takes courage to look at yourself and acknowledge what isn't working. It takes openness and persistence to develop the skills that carry you through these challenges.
You may be looking for help feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed but I can help you through this. I take both a short term and long term perspective approaching issues. What this looks like is addressing what brings you in, but also talking openly about what we are doing and why. This allows you to see the strategies, be part of the process, and incorporate what works for you. When we are done working together, you will be able to use what you have learned in other situations.