My Approach to Helping
My passion is to empower you to lead a happier and more satisfying life. I believe that we all need help, from time to time, with the challenges that life presents us. I have witnessed how effective counseling can be. Counseling is a welcoming, compassionate and caring place that allows you to voice your innermost thoughts and concerns without the fear of being judged. I will sit with you, listen to your story and together we will work toward the goals that you have set for yourself. We will identify your personal strengths that you might not even realize you have. Counseling can be a very effective way for you to discover who you really are and what you want most from life. I work collaboratively with my clients to find new ways of coping with stress, anxiety, depression and life transitions that may seem overwhelming.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is conveniently located on the first floor of a large office building in the Fields Ertel area (behind Costco), allowing one to come and go with discretion. There is plenty of parking and Saturday appointments are available.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I realize that it can be difficult to ask for help and that mental health issues can be very overwhelming. Making that first phone call or e-mail can be the toughest part. Once you discover that you have a counselor who is able to understand what is bothering you and who knows how to help, can feel like a huge weight is lifted off your shoulders. Having a caring professional in your corner is invaluable.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Clients enter counseling with challenges that often seem insurmountable to them. Helping these clients sort out the details that they are struggling with is incredibly rewarding to me. Through our discussions, clients find out things about themselves that they had overlooked or not realized. They have moments of "aha" where things suddenly make sense and it's like watching a light go on. The looks of relief on their faces and the feelings of release are almost palpable. Counseling is a place for honesty, which is very liberating, for me and for them.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
I believe that what people want most is to be respected and valued for who they truly are. This requires one to be honest with oneself and also comfortable with that honesty. How difficult and exhausting it is to pretend to be someone that you are not. Often, we try to live up to the standards of others or be someone who we think we should be, and we lose ourselves in the process. How freeing it can be to let go of all the expectations of others and become who you truly are. In our counseling sessions, we will explore what your priorities are and find ways to achieve your goals while living authentically and true to yourself.