My Approach to Helping
I describe myself as a supportive, authentic, and direct therapist. My priority is for my clients to feel emotionally safe, connected, and validated. At the beginning of our work, we discuss your goals for therapy, I complete a comprehensive assessment, and we work on building a good therapeutic relationship. The next step is to discuss treatment options so that we have a roadmap for how to reach your goals. The beginning of therapy often includes helping clients add some more practical "tools" to their coping "toolbox" to help them better manage their daily lives. Therapy usually lasts 7-15 sessions but can go up to 30 sessions for individuals struggling with more entrenched issues. Clients usually begin with weekly sessions but the frequency can decrease once the individual feels more stable and confident.