My Approach to Helping
My personal experiences in counseling and life have led me to want to help those in need. I find the lives of individuals to be fascinating and the troubles of life add an extra layer of compassionate curiosity. As individuals we are complex, therefore, my counseling approach develops based on the client as an individual, instead of attempting to fit a client to a particular method. I believe in early intervention as a way to build a strong foundation for future life challenges at any age. My philosophy stems from the idea that as human beings we are not broken, we are not machines; we may have just stepped off our path.
More Info About My Practice
I am a certified Solution Focused Therapist and a LGBTQQIA+ ally, with an eclectic approach. I continue to explore as many counseling disciplines as I can to build a foundation in the profession, starting with the finalization of my certification in Solution Focused Brief Therapy at the beginning of this year. I keep up with the latest issues in mental health through my memberships with the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, and Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, as well as, attending conferences. My client base consists of all ages, but most of my experience has been working with adolescents and young adults.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I enjoy working with preteens and teens, I find their stage in life most fascinating. Their complexity challenges me and I enjoy helping them through their complex journey (as well as, the journey in life of all ages). As a LGBTQQIA+ ally and member of the community, I am able to understand the issues surrounding our marginalized group. Counselors that are allies and members of the community are needed now more than ever in our highly charged and ever evolving society to provide support.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
If what your doing is not working, try something different. We use this way of thinking in every part of our lives when attempting to solve problems. If a physician is not able to alleviate your symptoms, you choose another physician. If your toilet is clogged and your plunger is not cutting it, you call a plumber; why not apply this rule of thumb to your mental health?