My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is Humanistic and person-centered. I believe that every person has the right to feel accepted and understood. My practice is built on working with my clients in a collaborative manner that treats them as the experts of their own lived experience. I believe that people are most satisfied when they live according to their values and when they live in a way that feels authentic to them. Sometimes it can be challenging to figure out what that means, and having a supportive partner in the process can help.
I believe that my role as a therapist is to explore with my clients the meaning they make in their lives and help them work toward living intentionally and with purpose - essentially, being who they want to be in life. I strive to build a trusting, caring, and supportive therapeutic relationship with my clients so that even when they feel that the world is against them, they remember that they have someone rooting for them.
I also believe that finding meaningful work (whether paid or unpaid) can lend a sense of autonomy, mastery, purpose, and structure to life and to that end, I incorporate career counseling into my therapeutic work when appropriate.