My Approach to Helping
Being open and sharing ones experiences can be tremendously daunting and requires feeling supported and safe. I aim to provide a space of non-judgment, compassion, and trust in order to meet my clients where they are. In our sessions you will be able to share your experiences openly without criticism. I will listen, provide feedback, reflections and collaborate with you. My goal is to enable each client to leave therapy with the ability to address the issues that brought them in.
I have worked with clients on a myriad of issues in my13 years as a therapist. My primary focus in private practice is working with first responders andor individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, change in life circumstance, narcissism, interpersonal relationships and feeling "stuck."
More Info About My Practice
At times, unhealthy thoughts, behavior, and feelings can burden us and get in the way of how we want to feel about our selves and our lives. Therapy can provide an avenue for change through the use of various psychotherapy methods and authenticity between the client and therapist.
My approach is integrated and involves utilizing treatments from multiple therapeutic orientations. These are not limited to but often include: Humanistic Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work in both short and long term therapy format depending on the client.
I believe people are influenced by a combination of their upbringing, biology and social constructs. Each of these areas alone cannot accurately account for an individual's distinguishing actions, thoughts and feelings. However, collaboratively they create a person who is unique from everyone else. Therefore, it is important that your therapy experience is tailored to you as a person; taking into account all parts that make you who you are.