My Approach to Helping
I am a licensed Professional Counselor with a background in community mental health, school based mental health, and inpatient behavioral health hospitals. Within my 16 years working in mental health, I have learned that building the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for all of the work that I do with my clients. I take an active, collaborative, and supportive approach to treat the different needs presented by clients. I use my knowledge in evidenced based approaches to guide sessions and my clients' needs dictate the specific approaches I employ. It is important for us to have a collaborative and positive working relationship, however, it is also important that the treatment approach fit the client and their presenting concerns. I create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment. Creating this environment starts with the initial contact. During this phone call I will take the time to understand you and the reason(s) you are seeking therapy.