My Approach to Helping
Looking for a therapist can be one of the most difficult parts of the therapeutic process. Finding a stranger to share some of your most difficult thoughts and stories with is a huge step, so it's important to first acknowledge that. You should be proud of yourself for starting this process.
Therapy can be the space to make large life changes or become a space to process the day to day events and stresses we all experience but need an extra empathetic ear for. The therapeutic relationship can be a collaborative environment to work towards your goals and remind yourself that you are important and deserving of care and compassion, regardless of what is going on in your life.
More Info About My Practice
I come from a background working seven years in a behavioral health hospital, specializing in adults with mood disorders including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorders. This work has given me the opportunity to learn from, support, and guide individuals through all levels of concern from change of life stress to chronic mental health diagnoses. I work primarily from a framework of CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), REBT (rational emotive behavioral therapy), and some DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) but think it is important to pull from other evidence-based practices to best meet a client where they are at.
I enjoy including existential and philosophical conversations into my practice about why we do what we do and how to make the world a better place alongside psychoeducation and coping skills. I also like to add in humor and levity when possible because, frankly, we could all use a good laugh now and again. I look forward to collaborating with you on your goals and aspirations and seeing what the future has in store.