My Approach to Helping
I'm a professional counselor who has a heart for helping those who are suffering. I believe there is hope and peace that each of us can find in the difficult, painful times of life. My goal is to be an understanding, knowledgeable voice to help, support, and guide you from where you are to where you want to be. My passion is providing mental health care for individuals, families and communities. Most importantly, I am a Christian who believes that everyone has immense worth, that choice and personal will are sacred, and the Divine love - offered to all - possesses the power to transform any situation bringing peace, hope, and joy!
More Info About My Practice
The foundation of my work begins with understanding the world you live in. What communities, families, work environment, and thought life do you live with. Whether you’re 13 or 83, personal efforts to change – be it reformationreordering of mental health concerns or personal growth – affect the systems we live in. These systems can be supportive or resist this change. Learning how to navigate these challenges is important for overall health.
Along with this systems focus, I draw significantly from attachment theory – the study of relationships and bonds between people, how they form, and how this affects a person’s sense of security in the world. I also draw heavily on the growing field of neuropsychology and the science of psychotherapy. Our brain is the primary organ in our body that therapists work with. The more we understand how it functions and is affected by the world around us, the more effective we can be helping people navigate the myriad of mental health issues. Evidenced based practices like Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are the primary tools I use to bring these broad theories down to a practical and helpful level.