My Approach to Helping
As your therapist, I see myself as a helpmate on your journey of self-discovery and improvement. Therapists act as a guide through life's current and past hardships, helping you to identify problematic behaviors, beliefs, and feelings, empowering you to develop effective cognitive and emotional skills, build upon your intrinsic strength. Choosing a therapist takes significant consideration, and it is important to choose someone who is intellectually curious about people & passionate about helping them overcome obstacles. Choose a clinician who acknowledges you as the expert of your life & trust your ability to right your course. I am that counselor! I honor your story & appreciate you including me on your journey.
More Info About My Practice
InVision Counseling & Wellness is a champion of women and a promoter of healthy, fulfilling relationships. It is my goal to help clients to walk in their vision for their lives. Using evidence-based practices, I can assist you with sexual health matters, intimacy issues, self-esteem, parenting, postpartum, & much more.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Therapy is a word that is widely misunderstood. It can stir feelings of unease and discomfort or feelings of warmth, hopefulness, and support. I want you to feel the latter. Therapy provides a safe, confidential space in which you can process your thoughts and feelings.
The first, and often most difficult step to healing is acknowledging that there is an injury. Therapy is NOT a magic bullet; it is hard work. There will be sessions where afterward you feel amazing and others where you wonder what you got yourself into, that's natural. The key is to be persistent and consistent with your care.
My Role as a Therapist
We all fill so many different roles in our day to day lives that we often put our needs on the back burner until we find that we have burned out. As a daughter, sister, friend, wife, & mother, I know that as life wages on, it is easy to lose yourself in your sea of titles. I aim to help women reignite their passion for their lives & to help them navigate several women?s issues. I believe that women are more powerful than we give ourselves credit. This power comes from ownership of our whole being & acknowledging that "yes, I have all of these titles, but they are NOT ALL that I am."
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
The most essential part of the therapeutic process is building the therapeutic alliance. In its simplest terms, the therapeutic alliance is the relationship I will share with you! It is the trust between you and your therapist that grows into a working relationship where you feel comfortable sharing the story of you! Building a strong therapeutic alliance helps you to trust that your therapist has your best interest at heart, and good sessions and ones where you may be angry or disappointed with your therapist, you feel comfortable speaking up for yourself and continuing to work through your issues. Therapy is the place where you can practice assertiveness, self-confidence, and many of the new skills you will gain in session. The rapport that we build in the beginning few sessions will help you feel comfortable using those skills in and out of the office.
It is important to remember the therapeutic relationship is a professional one. While your therapist cares significantly for your well-being, they are not your friend. Your counselor has years of required education and various training so that they can utilize specific skills and evidenced-based theories to assist in improving your mental health and will be cautious not to cross any inappropriate boundaries.