My Approach to Helping
I view my role as a therapist as an absolute privilege. I have been given the privilege to sit with clients experiencing indescribable pain, joy, sorrow, and a host of emotions. I am entrusted to hear their stories of heartbreak, trauma, loss, and triumph. I have the opportunity to be invited into someone else's world. I view each client as a new opportunity to witness personal growth and the resilience of the human spirit.
I am a Somatic Attachment Focused (SAFE) Therapist, which simply means I work with trauma, early attachment injury, within a safe, gentle approach. Trauma usually stems from childhood, usually what happened or didn't happen in childhood. We all have trauma and owning and healing our trauma can be a beautiful journey. I would love to join you on the journey.
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in working with adult and adolescent individuals ages 18 and up. My ideal clients are those that have had difficult experiences in their past that may be getting in the way of their relationships or well-being in the present. I enjoy working with those that may have been labeled sensitive or high-achieving adults. I am LBGQT friendly and respect where my clients are coming from regardless of differences. I provide a safe place to help individuals get “unstuck” while gently leaning into the pain so that YOU can start living the life that YOU want. I have many tools to help you get “unstuck”.
I have experience and interest in working with individuals that meet the criteria for bipolar disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Although I recognize the value of diagnoses, I believe that an individual’s humanity comes first and foremost. People are more than just a label or a diagnosis. In fact, most people have met the criteria for a mental health concern at some point in their lives. Sometimes, we need a little extra support, care andor push in our change process and therapy is one way of gaining that.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I believe in the what I do therefore I am always on a path of self improvement. I believe an effective therapist must address their own struggles through continuous personal therapy and professional consultation.