My Approach to Helping
Navigating the challenges of dating, marriage, parenting, or just life can be difficult and feel overwhelming. Through listening and reflecting, I use compassion and empathy to help people work on growth. In a safe space, I support those I work with to create small changes that could result in improvements outside of therapy. My focus as a family and couple therapist is to help people work towards being their best, in order to help bring the best in their relationships with others. I do this by helping them understand and heal from pain, trauma, and the challenges that arise in relationships and life.
My Role as a Therapist
Most relationships reach a moment when things don?t feel the same. You begin to question what happened, or who have I become in this relationship. As a marriage and family therapist, my role is to facilitate the process of answering those questions. The process of therapy can be scary. So my role also requires that I am a good listener, and genuinely invested in helping you understand who you are, flaws and all, and help you understand how that impacts the relationships you are in. I am constantly listening for the areas where you want to heal from previous pain and trauma, improve your overall sense of who you are, and establish a new vision for your relationship. I do this by encouraging compassion for self and others, in order to build healthy communication and stronger relationships.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I strongly believe therapy is for those who are living their lives and seeking to be their best selves mentally, physically and emotionally. I do not see any person who seeks therapy as being weak or flawed, mainly due to the courage I feel it takes to seek help. Therapy is for people who are ready to experience something different, want to experience a better life, learn a little more about themselves, and talk through the challenges they are currently facing. I do not see anything weak or flawed in seeking support through therapy. In fact, it is the strongest, most courageous thing you can do.