My Approach to Helping
I believe that all of us can help ourselves once we have the tools and resources to do so. Through practice, commitment, and support, anyone can work through life stressors and transitions. Sometimes we need extra encouragement, and sometimes we need to learn those self-help skills in order to be able to help ourselves through a tough time. I believe in your inner strength and resilience and see my role as teacher, coach and sometimes cheerleader. I aim to help you discover how you want your life to be and then to help you figure out how to get there.
Additionally, I believe that depression and anxiety come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees. Outpatient psychotherapy can be the best course of treatment for clients who are willing to do the work, even when it is uncomfortable. Recovery is possible, yet relapse is also possible—it is my hope to help clients through both. If for some reason or at some point in our time together, I feel that a higher level of care is necessary, I will make the appropriate referrals and help you get the additional treatment you need.