My Approach to Helping
It can be hard to reach out for help, and for that reason, I approach therapy with warmth, empathy and a desire to gain a deep understanding of the issues that contributed to seeking out therapy. I am so pleased when I can help you move forward where you were stuck, and give you a better understanding of your unique patterns, history and coping skills. Therapy is a relationship like no other, a place to safely share, heal and learn new ways of being.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled in individual work with anxiety, depression and grief, working with school-aged children on impulse control, anger management and social skills, couples and family work, and co-parenting support.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Finding the right fit in therapy is crucial, as you are entering into a relationship that requires safety, balance and security. Making sure you feel comfortable and secure in the presence of your therapist is important. This doesn't mean you'll always feel like talking, or that therapy will always go smoothly. But choosing a therapist that you are comfortable with and feel you can be honest with is important. I often check in with clients about how the process of therapy is going; what do they need more of? Less of? The ability to have a healthy dialogue is key, and I strive to bring that into all of my counseling relationships.