My Approach to Helping
I believe that successful counseling begins with the relationship between the client and the counselor. I work to establish a trusting, open and non-judgmental environment with the client. In such an environment, I come to understand your goals for mental wellness and the challenges you face. With this understanding, we work together to establish a plan for treatment that meets your individual needs. Using the plan as a starting point, we become collaborators on your journey to wellness. As collaborators, we work together to help you reach your treatment goals. Since positive mental wellness is connected to our physical well-being, we will consider aspects of mental wellness such as sleep hygiene, healthy nutrition, and an active lifestyle as part of treatment.
I am here to listen to your story, provide mental wellness education and to be a support. Because everyone has had unique experiences during their lifetimes, I believe that there is no one way to approach counseling, therefore I prefer an eclectic approach. A person may be benefited from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused therapy, a person-centered approach, as well as other approaches. I also believe that creative approaches, such as drawing, play, writing and music and other expressive approaches can be a helpful supplement to talk-therapy.