My Approach to Helping
"If I could just fix this one thing, or I had more or less of this.."How many times have you told yourself this or thought this of a loved one? Do you feel overwhelmed with the curve balls life keeps throwing at you? “Nothing seems to be going right, no matter how much I try." Finding a therapist can feel like a stressful task that seems to add more weight to all of the other emotions you are currently experiencing.
The value of developing positive coping skills and finding the “right fit” therapist can tremendously empower you or your loved one to regain the confidence and happiness everyone deserves. Confidentiality is key and as your therapist I will help you work through the decisions and choices that you need to make yourself feel whole again in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
The primary goal of our sessions is to help you develop positive solutions and decisions to guide you through difficult times by reaching your potential and staying accountable for the goals you set. Choices can often times be over looked when we have so much on our plate and can feel discouraged when we can’t find the right place to get started. Through your commitment and participation, you can help to prevent further symptoms from occurring, become mindful of triggers that may arise and respond in a healthy way.
More Info About My Practice
With a background as a school counselor and private practice, I have vast experience dealing with both adolescents and adults. My students bring so many stressors from anxiety, sexual identity, family stress and acceptance, and the difficulty of just being a teen in this crazy world. We work together to tackle these challenges in a solution focused way. Working with adults and also parents brings a different view and perspective which helps to bridge the communication gap when parents and teens struggle to see eye to eye. I enjoy reaching out to volunteer my time with adults who just need some one to talk to to help them work through some short term issues that may be hindering them. I am constantly seeking out trainings and networking with colleagues to strengthen my own knowledge in order to help my clients find what works best for them to find a more fulfilling life.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Counseling can be for everyone
Is therapy really for me? Only "those xyz..." kind of people need it. That can be a common thing many people ask when they find themselves in a difficult situation that is or maybe has occurred. As humans we all can find ourselves caught up in emotions, thoughts and feelings. How er all handle these is a marked key to our success through this journey of life. Whether you are the individual struggling right now or it's your loved one, I encourage you to reach out. Remember "The secret of getting ahead is getting started"-Mark Twain