My Approach to Helping
Each client I work with brings their own unique experience in life to the therapy session. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation. When applicable, I will assist clients in learning or fine-tuning coping skills to manage what life throws their way. I utilize an integrative style of therapy, meaning, I pull from many different schools of thought! I love to incorporate a Trauma-Informed approach to Psychodynamic, Existential, and Person-Centered theories of therapy.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I believe my own struggles in life have enabled me to be a more empathetic and present therapist. I truly feel that in order to continue to be a therapist, I must continue to develop skills to manage the most difficult moments in life. That means, I have my own therapist and I know what it's like to be a client.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
It is so important to feel like you connect with your therapist. During the consultation call, I'll be able to answer any questions you might have about how I approach treatment, my history in the field, and so on. The beginning stage of therapy is all about building the client-therapist alliance. You'll get to know my interaction style and I will build trust and mutual respect with you! I am honored to be a part of my clients' lives and it is a gift I do not take lightly because the relationship between a therapist and client is one of (if not the most) important parts of the therapeutic process.